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Date(s) - Mar 25, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm



Concerns Regarding Online Therapy: Large Business Platforms, Ethical,
and Practical Implications for Therapists

Online counseling has tripled over since 2019, primarily due to the pandemic shutting down the world as mental health needs increased while access to therapists decreased. States and insurance companies started allowing for therapists to switch formats, but with little guidance and inconsistent laws. This change now only impacted private practice therapists, learning to adjust to the “new normal”, but platforms such as Talkspace and Betterhelp thrived and have now begun to significantly impact how therapy is viewed and implemented. Today, social media is flooded with their advertisements looking for new customers offering affordable and convenient counseling. New therapists eager to find security are pursued with the promise of accessible clients, while seasoned veterans are encouraged to join up so they may fill gaps in their schedule or enable them to participate in this growing market. As their presence in the field increases, new concerns have been voiced regarding their business practices, quality controls, treatment of therapists, implications upon the market, and the very motivations of the people running these now billion-dollar enterprises. This training will explore some of the common ethical concerns regarding the switch to online counseling, along with questions surrounding these online platforms spreading over the web (experiences from therapists who have worked for such organization), to help therapists make an informed decision about their future in this changing world.

Celine Monif LMHP LMHC NCC
Celine Monif opened her private practice in Bellevue, NE in 2018, with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. She specializes in couple’s counseling as well as individual counseling specializing in areas such as trauma, anxiety, self-actualization. She has previously worked for organizations such as Boys Town and Heartland Family Services, providing therapy to individuals and families in both Iowa and Nebraska. She is a volunteer for the Nebraska Critical Incident Stress Management Team for 1 st responders and an Adjunct Professor at Bellevue University for the Master’s of Clinical Counseling program. Celine has been a board member for APPT since 2020.

March 25, 2022

Online registration: Login starting at 11:55 am
Speaker begins at Noon until 1:30pm

Log in information will be emailed out prior to the event to those who have signed up and paid.

This program meets the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice for  1.5 Ethics CEU

  • All Attendee Rate: $20

Cancellation Policy For APPT

Contact Kristan Kiger by 5pm on 3/23/22 to receive a refund.


ADA Needs:

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs or concerns. Please contact Kristan Kiger at 402-370-6898 or appt.ne@gmail.com ahead of the event.


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