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VA-ASERVIC - Social Media in Counseling: Ethical & Practical Considerations
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When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Where: Marymount University
Ballston Center
1000 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, Virginia  22207
United States
Contact: Tim Sosin

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VA-ASERVIC - Social Media in Counseling: Ethical and Practical Considerations

Sponsored by VA-ASERVIC (a division of the Virginia Counselors Association)

Earn 2 NBCC Continuing Education Hours in Ethics


This training can be attended as a webinar or at Marymount University


In this day and age, social media is used not only for communication, but also as a platform for identity development. Individuals live their lives on display for all to see and award increasing amounts of value upon their presence and reception in the social media realm. This presentation will provide ethical and practical guidance to help professionals understand the impact of social media on their clients and to help them use social media wisely in and out of the counseling relationship.

Learning Objectives  1. Participants will be able to assess their personal values, their practical competency, and their cultural competency with regards to the use of social media during the counseling relationship. 2. Participants will learn ways to ethically use social media and smartphone applications with client in a therapeutic manner. 3. Participants will learn and develop skills in conducting difficult conversations regarding social media and its influence in clients’ lives.

Presenter: Dr. Michelle Wade is an Assistant Professor at Marymount University in their Department of Counseling. She is also licensed counselor in Maryland and Virginia and was an in-home therapist for over 10 years. She is a proud member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). She is a member of the Virginia Counseling Association (VCA) and the Maryland Counseling Association (MCA). She is also a member of a number of divisions at the national and state levels. She currently serves as Ethics Committee Chair for VCA. She served as Ethics Specialist for the ACA and holds national certifications as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) and Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC). Her research interests include ethics and the use of social media, smartphone applications, and other technology within counseling.  Dr. Wade has presented and written on these topics a number of times and always appreciates being able to engage in conversations around these ideas.

Registration Fees:

$25.00 – VCA Member

$20.00 – VCA & VA-ASERVIC Member (VA-ASERVIC members: Email  or for $5 off promo code)

$30.00 – Non Member


Parking:  Public parking can be found behind the Holiday Inn across the street.


Questions? Email Tim Sosin (VA-ASERVIC President) at



Complaint Policy: If you have a complaint or dispute regarding this event, please write a letter and include the following:  Your name, address, telephone number, email, name of event, date and location of the event, complaint and desired resolution to Tim Sosin or send an email to You will receive a reply in 30 days from the date you submitted the complaint/dispute.

Cancellation PolicyTo receive a full refund, minus a $10 administrative fee, registrants must cancel at least three (3) days prior to the start of the workshop. Cancellations and/or no shows with less than a one (1) day notice will be reviewed after all expenses have been paid, a determination will be made regarding the ability to honor the request minus cost of guaranteed meals/special event fees. An administrative fee of $10.00 will be assessed for any refund with less than a three (3) day notice. Submit cancellations/refund requests to:

Virginia Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2047.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Virginia Counselors Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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