"Distance Counseling and Supervision: A Guide for Mental Health Clinicians is an important, innovative, and accessible resource for professionals. The authors are leaders in the field of 21st-century distance counseling and supervision. Counselors, supervisors, and counselor educators will find this book extremely useful. I highly recommend it!"
—Richard E. Watts, PhD, LPC-S
"Some books are most relevant during the particular period in which they are written. Others are groundbreaking and applicable both to the time in which they appear and for generations to come. Distance Counseling and Supervision, edited by two luminaries in the field of counseling, is such a book. Emerging in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it contains vital and powerful information that can help counselors and other mental health professionals to effectively and ethically support their clients during this restrictive time-and inform and inspire them in the years that follow."
Distinguished Professor, Sam Houston State University
—Dr. Debbie Joffe Ellis
"What are the rules and laws of distance counseling? Is it safe and effective? How do I supervise? What about using avatars? From ethics to pragmatics, this well-researched, nicely organized, and timely book offers essential guidance for distance counseling. Providing hypothetical case examples and questions to consider, it is an excellent graduate-level textbook for preparing students to work competently in this burgeoning counseling domain."
Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, NYC
—Drs. Rita and John Sommers-Flanagan
"Distance Counseling and Supervision could not have come at a better time. This is a must-read telehealth resource for professional counselors, supervisors, and counseling students trying to navigate the 'new normal' of the profession. Packed with templates, commentaries, checklists, and guidelines, it will be the go-to text for counselors hoping to meet the needs of their clients in a distance counseling setting."
University of Montana
Authors of Suicide Assessment and Treatment Planning:
A Strengths-Based Approach
—Jon Sperry, PhD, LMHC, NCC
"The timing of the publication of this book is fortuitous because so many therapists are doing counseling sessions and supervision in a distance format. The content is well thought out, thorough, and filled with information designed to give readers practical skills and strategies. For many of us, the learning curve for mastery of distance counseling and supervision is steep and daunting. This book is a lifesaver-a much-needed treasure for counselors and supervisors in today's world."
—Terry Kottman, PhD, LMHC, NCC
"This trailblazing book is an essential resource for attaining the technological knowledge, skills, and tools necessary for offering virtual services in mental health counseling, psychotherapy, and supervision. I commend and congratulate Jen and Dan Williamson, whom I fondly call 'rock stars,' for assembling an elite group of professional experts in telecounseling to produce this immensely useful 'sine qua non' for counselors, supervisors, and counselor educators."
Director, League of Extraordinary Adlerian Play Therapists (LEAPT)
—Daya Singh Sandhu, EdD, NCC, NCCC, NCSC, LPCC
"This book is an essential bookshelf text for students, supervisors, and practitioners who are entering the world of distance counseling. In this timely, introductory resource, Williamson and Williamson have provided mental health professionals with standards of practice and teleclinical tools for 21st-century counseling and psychotherapy."
Lindsey Wilson College
—Cirecie West-Olatunji, PhD
This landmark primer in telebehavioral health addresses the functional elements of technology-assisted therapy with individuals, couples, and families. Leaders and innovators in the field contribute unique perspectives to help students and practitioners prepare for and productively engage in virtual counseling and supervision. Using reader-friendly language, the authors discuss ethical, legal, regulatory, and practical considerations for using the right technology in secure and confidential ways to best serve clients and supervisees. Diverse case scenarios, questions for further discussion, and useful appendices enhance this rich and current resource.
Xavier University of Louisiana
This book can earn you Continuing Education credits! Click Ethical, Legal, and Risk Management Considerations and Distance Counseling and the Regu