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Middle School Counseling in the Virtual Environment

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Online Self-Study
Downloadable e-book of course slides, a downloadable certificate of completion, and course video(s).


How does online counseling differ from in-school services? Our comprehensive Middle School Counseling in the Virtual Environment course helps you build virtual counseling confidence and competency.

Topics of the course include crisis response and virtual suicide assessments, ethical considerations, connecting with teachers/ staff, and strengthening student-staff communication. Tutorials on individual, small group, or large group counseling equip counselors with a variety of techniques to meet middle school students where they are, provide stability, and foster long-term goals.

Learning Objectives:

  • The participant will have a better understanding of ethical considerations for a virtual setting.
  • The participant will begin to formulate a plan to implement a comprehensive school counseling program in a virtual setting.
  • The participant will receive ideas and resources for managing their responsibilities in a virtual setting. 

This is a non-interactive self-study course.

Instruction consists of 1 hour of video instruction and a post-test.

Course Availability

From the time of registration, you have six months to access the coursework.


Lyn H. Bush, M.Ed. in School Counseling, North Carolina Association of School Counselors Past-President

Lyn worked as a School Counselor in the Buncombe County School System for the past 13 years. She has had the opportunity to work in Elementary, Intermediate, and currently Middle School as the 8th Grade Counselor. She continues to advocate for students and School Counselors across the state. She was voted School Counselor of the Year for Buncombe County while serving Glen Arden Elementary School students. She is active in the state association (North Carolina School Counselor Association -NCSCA). She is currently serving as the association’s Past-President after completing two years as President-Elect and President. She also served four years as Vice President of the West Region prior to her election to the Presidential term. She is an active member of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) where she served as a Delegate in 2019. Lyn has served on numerous committees in her county and state. Most recently she served on the North Carolina School Counseling Strategic Leadership Team and presented to the North Carolina Child Well-Being Transformation Council – established through NC Legislation. 

Although beginning her career in Education as a teacher and coach at Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach, S.C., she realized that her passion to support all students would be achieved best by returning to school to study School Counseling. Lyn attended Eastern Kentucky University where she earned her Master’s degree. Lyn is married to David (33 years) and they have two adult children  - by far- two of the greatest accomplishments. 

Lyn's focus continues to be on developing a comprehensive School Counseling program that best serves the students she works with each year - even during Covid-19.  You can email Lyn: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or follow her on Twitter: @counselorschatr

CE Hours

Credit Hours: This course consists of 1 continuing education hour of credit.

Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0048.

Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations.  You can check with your board to determine if your licensing board would accept this course.

Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, #1609, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2024 – 05/02/2027. Social workers completing this course receive 1 clinical continuing education credit.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers #SW-0435.

Addiction Professionals: This course has been approved by Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits, effective 2/23/2021. NAADAC Provider #193104, Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Psychologists #PSY-0128.

Art Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists #CAT-0093.

Other Professionals: This course qualifies for 60 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

How to Complete the Course and Earn Your Certificate

To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.

To complete an Online Self Study Course, one must register, log in, select the My Courses option from the menu items, click the Course Title, complete all of the modules, complete and pass the post-test(s), and complete the course evaluation.

A grade of at least 80% or more is required to pass the post-test. Retaking the post-test is possible until the participant is able to pass the test.

Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked but not required to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.

You can download or print your certificate of completion by logging into your account, navigating to the course by selecting the My Courses option from the menu items, clicking the Course Title, scrolling to the Certificate of Completion section, and clicking on the Certificate of Completion link to either download it or print it.

Participants may request a printed version of their certificate of completion to be delivered by mail. A shipping/handling fee of $6.95 will be charged per request. Shipping internationally may require an additional charge.

Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.

Who should attend

This course is intended for school counselors and other behavioral health clinicians.

Teaching methods

This is a non-interactive self-study course. Teaching methods for these courses include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.

This course was recorded 11/3/2020

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