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Teletherapy: Best Practices for Student Success
Monday, April 12, 2021, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
Category: Other of Interest

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Workshop Description:

The pandemic has required that we all shift quickly to telehealth to support the mental health of our students and families. In the shuffle, attention to best practice and engagement hasn’t been easy! This training will cover not only the legal requirements for telehealth and how to maintain confidentiality, but also how to set up a space for telehealth, how to improve engagement with clients of all ages using technology, and tips on how to approach some of the more sensitive topics facing our students (like abuse and suicidality). By the end of this training, you will feel confident in your ability to use telehealth and have tools to engage with students and families effectively.   

Learning Objectives:   

Understand HIPAA requirements, Informed Consent, and documentation/paperwork for telehealth  

  • Identify the positive benefits and potential challenges associated with telehealth and how to address challenges  
  • Understand the best environment for telehealth sessions with students   
  • Learn how to enhance student / family engagement for telehealth sessions  
  • Consider modifications for audio-only services with students and families  
  • Build skills to approach especially sensitive topics (abuse, suicidality) in a virtual setting   
  • Learn about the impacts of telehealth on providers and strategies for self-care and well-being


  • Training: April 12 and 13, 2021 (two hours each day—12:00-2:00pm)  *Eligible for 4 CE Credits for attendance both days (NBCC Certified). Partial credits apply for those who do not attend in full.

  • Consultation: May 4, June 1, July 6, and August 2, 2021 (first Tuesday of every month at 12:00pm) *Consultation hours do not count for credit.

About the Presenter:

Lisa Anderson, LPC, CSW has been in the Human Services field for over twenty-five years with an eclectic professional work experience within different systems. She has in worked in public, non-profit, medical and private practice sectors. Lisa weaves her knowledge of systems into her presentations to break down silos and develop team building between systems.  

Lisa started her career in the Medical field, first as a Discharge Planner and then as a social worker in a federally funded clinic. Lisa then moved into the position of Director for the Sexual Assault Recovery Program in Rock County and developed and ran the CASA Program in Rock County at Family Services-SWANI. During this time Lisa was a Treatment Level Foster Parent for 10 years but this ended when Lisa switched paths again and started at Wood County as a Specialized Foster Parent Social Worker and then became the Supervisor for the Wood County Children’s Specialized Unit which included, Comprehensive Community Services Program and Long-Term Care. Lisa transitioned to the Fox Valley, where she was hired as the Outagamie County Crisis Supervisor for the Mental Health Division for 9 years. She also provided outpatient services at Psychology Associates of the Fox Cities.  

Currently, Lisa is the owner of L.K. Anderson Consulting, LLC and A Healing Place, Complete Counseling Care. Lisa provides technical consultation to agencies, such as clinical supervision, team building and Trauma Informed Care.  Additionally, Lisa has presented to a variety of audiences on topics, such as, Trauma Informed Care, Trauma Informed Parenting, Self-Care for Foster Parents, Self-Care for Professionals,  Ethics and Boundaries; Hoarding, Suicide Prevention, Crisis Planning, Building Resiliency; Secondary Trauma/Stress, Using Telehealth in Private Practice and Team/Relationship Building. In her private practice, Lisa provides specialize trauma therapy to children, teens and adults. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Social Worker. She received her Master of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees at UW-Whitewater.

This training is being provided with funding support from the Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center.

For additional training and resources available through the MHTTC, visit their website.


This training qualifies for 4 hours of continuing education. WAFCA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6778. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. WAFCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Wisconsin Association of Family & Children's Agencies (WAFCA)
16 N Carroll St, #750
Madison, WI 53703  (608) 257-5939 


Contact: Rachel Kruse: [email protected], 608.257.5939