CPD0006 - Working online: providing an online environment that is secure for you & your client


Working online: providing an online environment that is secure for you & your client


Tutor: Debbie van den Berg




2018:    20 & 27 March, 10 & 17 April 19.00 – 20.30




Zoom video / Moodle

Level of prior knowledge required

No knowledge or experience required

Tools required

Laptop with webcam, sound & headset

Credits awarded

2 credits: 6 hours teaching, 14 hours guided learning

Course Aim

Designed for those thinking of working online, this course will cover the governance basics regarding security, confidentiality and privacy for working online therapeutically.

All our clients are living in the digital world, whether as a therapist you are or not, so having a basic grasp of these issues is essential.

To book the course


The course will take 4 weeks and you will need to spend 16 hours of your time on guided learning:  reading, developing and cracking a secret code, writing an assay and doing a small piece of research.


Once you have booked we will send you the timetable and breakdown of how the time will be spent. We will also send you the zoom link, moodle login information and the emergency contact details.


Introduction to the course


This course focuses on learning about the security features around the digital and online world and their impact on psychotherapy and counselling. In particular we will look at what you use (sometimes daily) and what is lurking around on the internet, both good and bad. The digital world is vulnerable, like the rest of the world around us: nothing is bullet proof. We will explore what is used to keep us safe on the internet and how you might develop these for your professional work, much of which is based in common sense.