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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.

2017 Fall Online College Counseling Course Dates

September 11- October 22
Weekly Instructor Meetings
(Thurs 4pm-5pm or Fri 4pm-5pm)

October 2- November 12
Weekly Instructor Meetings
(Thurs 7pm-8pm or  Fri 9am-10am)

2018 Spring Online College Counseling Course Dates

February 5 – March 18  (1st Session)

March 26 – May 6  (2nd Session)

May 14 – June 24  (3rd and 4th Session)

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

February 5-February 18 (Module 1)

February 26- March 11 (Module 2)

2018 Summer Mental Health Course Dates

July 9- July 22  (Module 1)

July 30- August 12 (Module 2)

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 Adeste Sipin (Director of Academic Outreach for ConexED)

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