[Wctcca] [EXTERNAL] Counseling during "alternative format" classes?

Pedersen, Mary mpedersen at tacomacc.edu
Tue Mar 10 14:17:26 PDT 2020

Hello counseling colleagues,

It would be helpful to "reply all" if possible. We at TCC are having similar conversations and are quite interested in knowing more from folks who have experience with (or knowledge of) an online platform. Any other guidelines or suggestions would be welcomed as well.

Thanks for starting this discussion Devon!

Mary Pedersen
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Dear esteemed colleagues,

As all of our campuses are selecting their methods of responding to the fears about the Covid-19 virus, we are finding ourselves wondering about options to provide counseling to students who are now taking almost all online classes to maintain distance from each other. We have not previously offered telementalhealth, but are now considering it. Is this something you offer and if so, which HIPPA compliant platform are you utilizing? If not, what are your reasons for passing on this option? Are there other alternatives to your services that you are offering?

My favorite thing about this organization is our ability to support each other in managing issues that are unique to counseling in our CTC system. I look forward to benefitting from your shared wisdom and thank you in advance for taking the time to share what you are doing. Stay safe and healthy out there.

Devon Klein, MA, LMHC
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