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Registration for Fall 2019 courses is now closed. Please use the links below to pre-register for Winter 2020 and to earln more!

 Cybercounselling Level I

Cybercounselling - Level I is a twelve-week, three module online course designed for experienced counselling practitioners who want to provide professional ethical online services. 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.

To pre-register or for questions please email Lawrence Murphy

Cybercounselling Fundamentals - sponsored by the OACCPP and CAPT

The seminar will provide participants with a solid grounding in the ethics, theory, research and practice of online counselling. Participants will learn about

  • computer and Internet security
  • ethical and practical issues in video counselling
  • Cyber-Policies and Procedures
  • enhancing the therapeutic alliance in text
  • compensating for the absence of tone of voice and non-verbals in text


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This workshop is delivered in collaboration with the OACCPP and CAPT. The next workshop will be held in April 2020 in Toronto Canada. Return here to learn more or email Lawrence Murphy.

 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 register for Winter 2020 please email Lawrence

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:

North America

Lawrence Murphy.
(519) 831-9141


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.


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Registration for Winter 2020 is through the University of Toronto School of Continuning Studies.

Questions? email Lawrence Murphy

Developing Your Online Counselling Practice

This full day workshop will provide participants with a solid grounding in the ethics, theory, research and practice of online counselling. Participants will learn about computer and Internet security and other important aspect of the technology. The variety of online methods will be compared and contrasted with consideration given to ethical issues specific to video counselling.

Attention will be given to establishing and strengthening the therapeutic alliance in text. Time will be spent covering clinical techniques that improve the therapeutic effectiveness of text-based methods like email and text-chat with a specific focus on the Presence Techniques. Ethical and practical considerations in the delivery of video counselling will be explored in depth.


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This workshop will delivered at the BCASW's annual conference in March, 2020 in Vancouver Canada. Click here to learn more. Registration coming soon!

Questions? Email Lawrence Murphy.