Module 10: Online therapist readiness checklist


What have you learnt about online therapy? Can you say “yes” to all of the statements below?

The skills are broken up into skills learnt from the core modules and the person-centred practice modules which will be included in the “bonus content”.

For core units:

  • I understand what online therapy is, and how I can use synchronous, asynchronous, and hybrid approaches to meet the needs of my clients.

  • I have the equipment I need to fill my therapy “toolbox” and my client has the equipment they need, including internet connection and secure data storage.

  • I know about the different modalities of online therapy, and have an understanding of when it might be useful to use each of them.

  • I can tell who’s on a therapy team, which roles they might have, and who the key worker is.

  • I have basic coaching skills and I know why that’s important.

  • I know how to deliver a culturally safe online therapy service.

  • I know what considerations of privacy and confidentiality need to be made that are different from in-person therapy.

  • I know what some of the common misconceptions are regarding online therapy.


For elective units:

  • I know what person-centred practice is.

  • I am familiar with the principles and practice of person-centred goal setting.

  • I am familiar with the principles and practice of dynamic assessment.

  • I am familiar with the principles and practice of person-centred intervention.