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Online Counselor Education
A Guide for Students

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Counseling & Psychotherapy

December 2015 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Students in online environments face a number of challenges that could put them at a disadvantage unless they have a resource to help guide them through some of the confusing aspects of an online environment. Such challenges include the lack of advisement resources, the inability to connect with community members and local field agencies, and various other aspects unique to an online environment. Student Handbook for Online Counselor Education is a resource that is developed to be used across various online programs in counselling.
Carl Sheperis
Chapter 1: Introduction to the Online Training of Counselors and Counselor Educators
Introduction to Online Training for Counselors

 
Performance of Online Students vs. Traditional Students

 
Maximizing the Benefits of Your Experience

 
Mental Preparation

 
Physical Preparation

 
Prepare for Certification and Licensure from the Onset

 
Enjoy Your Journey

 
Summary

 
Kylie P. Dotson-Blake & J. Scott Glass
Chapter 2: Getting Comfortable with Technology
Introduction: Getting Comfortable with Technology

 
Learning Management Systems

 
Asynchronous Learning

 
Typical Computer Software

 
Assignment Preparation Software: Documents, Spreadsheets and Presentations

 
Assignment Preparation Software: Video Capture

 
Video Conferencing

 
Navigating Ancillary Resources and Tools

 
Summary

 
Missy Wheeler & Laura Shannonhouse
Chapter 3: Managing Family, Work and School
Guide to Success

 
Introduction

 
The Life of an Online Student

 
Introduction to Wellness

 
Promoting Wellness of the Online Student

 
Wellness Definition and Models

 
Student Experiences

 
The Case of Jesse - Elementary School Teacher

 
The Case of Alex - Internship Issues

 
The Case of Andrea - Family Emergency

 
Summary

 
Amy L. McLeod
Chapter 4: Understanding the Quality of Your Online Program
Introduction

 
The Quality Counselor Education Program

 
Personal and Lifestyle Factors

 
Educational and Academic Needs and Goals

 
Career Aspirations

 
Program Specific Indicators of Quality

 
Evaluating Faculty Experience, Research, and Service

 
Dissecting Degree Requirements

 
Formal Measures of Quality in Counselor Education

 
Accreditation

 
Evaluating Online Education Programs and Courses

 
Summary

 
RJ Davis and Wendy Greenidge
Chapter 5: Professional Identity and Professional Engagement
Introduction

 
Building a Professional Identity

 
Professional Affiliations

 
Continuing Education and Professional Growth Conferences

 
Thinking Like a Professional

 
Collaborating with Other Professionals

 
Professional Conduct

 
Protecting the Public

 
Professional Dispositions and Rubrics

 
Ethical Functioning in an Online Environment

 
Patience in an Online World

 
Understanding the Student Evaluation Process

 
A Professional Approach to Appealing Grades and Other Decisions

 
Social Media and Online Presence

 
Building a Professional Online Profile

 
Professional Contact Information

 
Summary

 
Carl Sheperis & R. J. Davis
Chapter 6: Navigating a Digital Textbook or Online Lab
Introduction

 
Renting Versus Purchasing

 
Vendors

 
Digital Libraries

 
Deconstructing an Online Lab

 
Instructor Notes

 
Personal Notes

 
Creating a Note

 
Storing and Accessing a Note

 
Editing a Note

 
Printing and Exporting a Stored Note

 
Embedded Media

 
Understanding Learning Outcomes

 
Deconstructing a Chapter

 
Chapter Objectives

 
Learning Outcomes

 
Headers and Sub-headers

 
Figures and Tables

 
Terms and Glossary

 
Multimedia

 
Using E-Textbooks to Prepare for Certification and Licensure

 
Summary

 
Wendy L. Greenidge
Chapter 7: Interacting Productively with Faculty and Peers
Introduction

 
Online Etiquette

 
Sidebar

 
Email Communication

 
Lack of Anonymity in an Online Environment

 
Effective Online Discussion Board Interaction

 
How to Make a Professional Post in a Discussion Forum

 
Engaging in a Scholarly Debate Versus an Argument

 
Appropriately Advocating for Yourself in an Online Environment

 
Social Media and Online Presence

 
Building a Professional Online Profile

 
Creating Professional Contact Information

 
Seeking Support from Faculty Members

 
Summary

 
Robyn Trippany Simmons, Tiffany Rush-Wilson, & Breyan Haizlip
Chapter 8: Respecting Diversity in an Online Environment
Introduction

 
Ethics and Diversity

 
Respecting Different Beliefs

 
Raising Consciousness

 
Social Justice and Counselors

 
Summary

 
Carolyn Berger & Ruth Outzs
Chapter 9: Academic Integrity
Introduction

 
Definition and Intentionality

 
Integrity and the Internet

 
Integrity in Academic Writing

 
Self-plagiarism

 
Patchwriting

 
Turnitin and Other Plagiarism Detection Packages

 
Preventing Plagiarism

 
Why Do Counselors Use APA Style?

 
APA Style Resources

 
APA Style Manual

 
APA Templates

 
Bibliographic Software

 
Citing Sources

 
Citations in the Reference List

 
In-Text Citations

 
Developing a Professional Writing Style

 
Ethical Functioning Within an Online Area

 
Test-taking

 
Fraud in Online Courses

 
Summary

 
Michelle Perepiczka, Donna Sheperis, & Ruth Ouzts Moore
Chapter 10: Online Research
Introduction

 
Identifying a Research Topic

 
What is A Research Topic?

 
Inspirations for Research Topics

 
Test out Your Topic

 
Finding and Evaluating Database Resources

 
What are Databases?

 
Getting to Know Specific Databases

 
Evaluating Databases

 
Evaluating Respective Items

 
Navigating Through Databases

 
Outside of the Library: Website Resources

 
Searching the Web

 
Wikipedia

 
Finding Scholarly Websites

 
Evaluating the Website for Credibility

 
Tricks to Finding Supplemental Resources

 
Paraphrasing and Quoting

 
Plagiarism

 
Writing Tips

 
Organizing Your Writing

 
Supporting Your Writing

 
Summary

 
Carl Sheperis & R. J. Davis
Chapter 11: Academic Residencies
Introduction

 
The Importance of Residency

 
Refining and applying knowledge previously learned

 
Skill development exercises

 
Networking with peers and professors

 
Professional Development

 
Different Types of Residencies

 
Course-Based Residencies

 
Program-Based Residencies

 
Web-Based Residencies or The Virtual Classroom

 
Financial Aspects of Residency

 
Tuition Expenses

 
Transportation/Travel Expenses

 
Hotel/Food/Essentials Expenses

 
Equipment

 
International Residencies

 
Preparing for and getting the most out of Residency

 
Pre-Program Residency Preparation

 
Frequency and Duration

 
Locations and Environment

 
General Expectations while attending

 
The Role of Gate Keeping at Residency

 
Fostering a Collaborative Attitude

 
Collaboration – the Professor’s Perspective

 
Collaboration- a Student’s Perspective

 
Professional Behavior and Professional Disposition

 
Understanding the Faculty Review Process

 
Networking and Preparing to Attend Professional Conferences

 
Student Experiences

 
Summary

 
Debra G. Leggett, Josh Strickland, & Elizabeth Krzewski
Chapter 12: Fieldwork Experiences
Introduction

 
Selecting a field experience site

 
CACREP Standards for Fieldwork and State Licensure Requirements

 
Getting the Most Out of Your Practicum and Internship

 
Developing Counseling Skills at a Distance

 
Distance Supervision

 
Direct versus Indirect Hours

 
Professionalism to Represent Your Program and the Counseling Profession

 
Advocating for Yourself in a Field Experience

 
Working within the appropriate scope of practice

 
Summary

 
Carl Sheperis & R. J. Davis
Chapter 13: Preparing for Employment
Introduction

 
Developing your job search strategy

 
Common professional documents

 
Letters of Interest or cover letters

 
Resumes

 
Curriculum Vita

 
Letters of Reference

 
Electronic portfolios

 
Licensure and Certification

 
Interviewing

 
Summary

 
Carl Sheperis & R. J. Davis
Chapter 14: The Evolution of Counselor Training and Future of the Counseling Profession
Introduction

 
Online Education

 
Online Counselor Education

 
Biases against Online Education

 
Changes in Higher Education and Need for More Health-related Professionals

 
Increase in CACREP Accreditation of Online Programs

 
Growth in Traditional Institutions Offering Online Formats

 
Employer Stigma

 
Preparing Yourself for an Interview

 
Changes in Practice of Professional Counseling

 
Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC).

 
Imagining the counseling profession in 20 years

 
Summary

 

Online Counselor Education: A Guide for Students is a beneficial text with information that any new student in an online counselor education program could use to navigate their online program.”

Dr. Jamison D. Law
Capella University

This is one of the text that we are recommending for our students in our online master's in school counseling. It does not seem to be appropriate for an individual course, but it works well as a guide for students throughout our program.

Dr Charles Timothy Dickel
Education , Creighton University
October 9, 2015

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