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Online Counseling Course and Trainings

Online College Counseling Course

The OEI Online Counseling Network has created a course for experienced counselors where they will learn strategies and techniques for fostering successful online counseling sessions. Participants will learn to use the various e-learning and communication tools within Cranium Café powered by ConexED, the online meeting and collaboration platform selected by the Online Education Initiative (OEI). The OEI Online College Counseling course was designed specifically for the California Community Colleges, it is a 6 week online course offered at Zero cost.

2018 Spring Online College Counseling Course Dates

General Counselors (6 Week Module)
First Session: February 5 – March 18
Technical Trainings: January 29 – February 2

Second Session: March 26 – May 6
Technical Trainings: March 19 – March 23

Third Sessions: May 14 – June 24
Technical Trainings: May 7 – May 11

Fourth Session: May 14 – June 24
Technical Trainings: May 7 – May 11

2018 Summer Online College Counseling Course Dates

General Counselors (6 Week Module)
First Session: July 9 – August 19
Technical Trainings: July 2 – July 6

Graduate Credit

Fresno Pacific University completed the evaluation of the OEI Online College Counseling course and announced that it has been approved for Continuing Education Credit. California Community College counselors who are enrolled in the 6 week Online College Counseling course have the option to earn graduate level credit. Counselors can earn 3 units at a total cost of $225 (price subject to change if FPU increases tuition).

Mental Health Course

The OEI Online Counseling Network has created a course specifically focused on Mental Health counseling in the online environment. The Mental Health course is purely informational and designed for counselors who wish to explore the definition and practice of Mental Health counseling in the online environment.

2018 Spring Mental Health Course Dates

Non-Mental Health Clinician Course (2 Week Module)
Module 1: February 5 – February 18

Mental Health Clinician Course (3 Week Module)
Module 2: February 26 – March 18
Technical Trainings: February 19 – February 23

2018 Summer Mental Health Course Dates

Non-Mental Health Clinician Course (2 Week Module)
Module 1: July 9 – July 22

Mental Health Clinician Course (3 Week Module)
Module 2: July 30 – August 12
Technical Trainings: July 23 – July 27

ConexED Technical Training

Technical trainings are designed to introduce the Cranium Café powered by ConexED online platform tools. These online technical trainings are free and available to any California Community College who has implemented the online platform. Trainings are 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Note: this training is also a prerequisite to the Online College Counseling Course.

ConexED Administrator and Front Desk Training

Administrator online trainings focus on the advanced functions of Cranium Café powered by ConexED online platform tools; data management for MIS reporting, customization, surveys, etc. Front desk support staff trainings focus on the integrated ConexED Online Scheduling System tools; managing calendars, scheduling, intake forms, etc.  Trainings are facilitated by Heather Lund, Director of Academic Outreach. Heather can be contacted at heather@conexed.com.

For more information regarding the OEI Online College Counseling course and Online Trainings contact Marilyn Harvey at mharvey@ccconlineed.org.