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Pre-registration for Winter 2018 courses is available. Please use the links below

 Cybercounselling Level I

Cybercounselling - Level I is a twelve-week, three module online course designed for experienced professional counselling practitioners who want to be accessible to their clients via email. The full twelve weeks must be completed in order to be granted Cybercounselling Level I certification. Certificates are issued exclusively by Therapy Online.


  • Master's degree in counselling or a related field;
  • 2 years of experience delivering in-person counselling (or equivalent combination of experience and training);
  • Proficiency using a computer and the internet;
  • Membership in a professional association and adherence to their ethical code.

Follow this link to learn more

To pre-register for the winter 2018 semester or for questions please email Lawrence Murphy

Cybercounselling Fundamentals

This engaging two hour in-person workshop will provide participants with an introduction to the practical, ethical, and technical challenges inherent in online counselling. Each workshop is tailored to the participants and their specific interests and needs. This workshop will be helpful for learners considering taking the full certificate program Cybercounselling Level I and for agencies exploring the possibility of providing online counselling to their clients.

More information:

Western North America

Lawrence Murphy
(519) 831-9141


Eastern North America and world-wide

Lawrence Murphy
(519) 831-9141


 Cybercounselling Level II

Cybercounselling - Level II is a twelve-week, three-module online course designed for counselling practitioners who have completed Cybercounselling Level I and want to deepen and refine their cybercounselling expertise.  Upon completion of Level II, participants are issued certificates issued exclusively by Therapy Online.


  • Cybercounselling Level I

More information

To pre-register for Winter 2018 contact Lawrence Murphy

Introduction to Cybercounselling (full-day)

This engaging full-day in-person workshop will give participants a solid understanding of the technical, ethical, and practical issues involved in doing online counselling. It will also address the Presence Techniques developed and used by the presenter in his online practice. Participants will have opportunities to practice the techniques and receive feedback. This workshop will be helpful for learners considering taking the full certificate program Cybercounselling Level I and for agencies exploring the possibility of providing online counselling to their clients.

For more information email or call:

Western North America

Lawrence Murphy.
(519) 831-9141

Eastern North America and world wide

Lawrence Murphy.
(519) 831-9141

 Foundations of Cybercounselling

Offered in collaboration with the University of Toronto, this eight-week online course covers theories and research in online counselling as well as introduces participants to some of the practical aspects of doing counselling online. The course covers various modalities of online counselling including e-mail counselling, video counselling, real-time chat and website or bulletin-board based approaches. We also explore work being done with individuals, couples, families and groups online.


  • None

Registration is through the University of Toronto School of Continuning Studies.

Questions? email Lawrence Murphy

Communicating with Youth Using Mobile Technology

This full day workshop will provide you with a solid grounding in the various aspects of using mobile technologies in communication with youth clients. You will learn about Internet security, considerations in employing mobile devices in communicating with youth and other important aspects of the technology. The variety of smart phone-based modalities and software options will be explored and evaluated.

Time will be spent reviewing policies and procedures relevant to mobile communication with clients. Recent research undertaken by the facilitator and his colleagues that explored youth communication online and in text will be reviewed and lessons learned will be presented. Attention will be given to establishing and strengthening the therapeutic alliance in text, as well as to a variety of writing techniques including Therapy Onlineā€™s Presence Techniques.


  • None

This workshop is delivered in collaboration with the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre. The next workshop will be held December 13, 2017 in Toronto Canada.

Use this link to learn more and register.

Questions? Email Lawrence Murphy.