Group Counselling Guidelines

Group Counselling Guidelines

 

  • Despite the advantages of using internet videoconferencing technology as a medium to provide counselling services, the technology raises privacy concerns. As a provider of a video interface service, Skype and similar companies own the transmissions that they facilitate. It is also theoretically possible for government agencies or other parties to capture the transmission. Also, the video transmission can be captured by the participants involved in its usage. In fact, e-mail and all other electronic communications are inherently insecure. Client acknowledges the inherent privacy limitations of electronic communications generally and online videoconferencing specifically and agrees not to record or otherwise use any part of the transmission and expressly agrees not to copy and/or distribute any such transmission for personal or public use.
  • Counsellor may be seen as “online” on Skype or similar videoconferencing services outside the agreed upon hours of the session, but Client agrees that he/she will only contact counsellor at the agreed time of session.