Catfishing: Understanding Relational and Spiritual Underpinnings of Digital Deception 1 CE - CeBroker Tracking No. 20-1138690

  • Friday, January 19, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Online via Zoom


  • Undergrad/Graduate Programs

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Friday, January 19th

10AM - 11AM EST

Online via Zoom


Eric J. Camden, PhD, LPC,


Dr. Camden began his clinical career working in various capacities with adolescents at the local Community Services Board. After earning his Master’s degree, Dr. Camden served adolescents at a state acute hospital. Dr. Camden then provided individual, group, and family counseling to adolescent males with intellectual disability within a residential treatment center for seven years; he supervised the clinical team for almost two years.

Currently, Dr. Camden enjoys his faculty-position while researching topics of burnout, attachment, self-efficacy, digital deception, and advocacy efforts for adolescents with autism and/or intellectual disability. Dr. Camden also works part-time at a local Christian Counseling private practice.

Derek Parker, PhD, LPC

Dr. Derek Parker, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania, boasts a rich 15-year career as a master’s level clinician, Clinical Supervisor, and agency Director. Specializing in children, adolescents, families, and addiction, his dedication extends to the emerging age adult population, addiction, and clinical supervision.

Currently serving as an assistant professor in the Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies, Dr. Parker actively contributes to state, regional, and national conferences. His research focuses on sexual shame, emerging age adulthood, and clinical supervision. In leadership roles, he is the President of the Pennsylvania Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (PACES), Communications Co-Chairman of the North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES), and a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association (JPCA).


Catfishing is a relatively new phenomenon, especially secondary to the social media boom of the past two decades. This presentation presents predictive factors associated with both catfishing victims and perpetrators, and explores motivation behind relational and financial digital deception.

Learning Objectives

  1. Attendees will identify predictive factors associated with catfishing.
  2. Participants will describe relational and spiritual motivations regarding catfishing.
  3. Members will consider spiritually integrative approaches for the treatment of catfishing (victims and perpetrators).


$10 for Counseling Students. 

$20 for SFACC Clinical

$30 for non‑SFACC members.  

Free for affiliate members/pastors.

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Partnered with the National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE).

This workshop has been approved for 1 (General) hours of continuing education with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling and the Florida Board of Psychology.

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