The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a seismic shift in how practitioners provide services. With the sudden shift to virtual services, school-based mental health professionals have been required to learn new ways of doing their essential work, but with little guidance about how to make those sessions work.
Prevention Research Institute began providing virtual training services in the addictions treatment field in 2012 and since then has extended this work to prevention and helping people deliver of virtual services.
This session will focus on the pragmatic questions of how to do these services with practical suggestions about what helps and what interferes with client engagement, how to prevent problems, and how to manage when challenges arise. The instructors will use a dynamic blend of didactic, discussion and activities to explore these issues and keep learners engaged.
At the conclusion of the session, participants will:
- Articulate three steps to take before the virtual session to enhance the likelihood of success
- Describe three methods to enhance participant engagement
- Identify three important equipment considerations for virtual sessions
- Delineate two approaches for managing challenges in a virtual setting
Intended Audience: School and youth mental health providers who are using telehealth to conduct group sessions
David B. Rosengren, Ph.D, President and CEO, Prevention Research Institute; MINT Member; IPPA Member
Michelle Stephen Seigel, B.A., Director of Training and Support, Prevention Research Institute; MINT Member