Why you'll love this course

Millennial clients have their phones with them almost all of the time. They see technology as an extension of themselves. You can learn to harness the power of that connectivity in therapy.

Course description

Therapists, social workers, and others in the helping field often shy away from technology. Many clients, on the other hand, see it as vital to daily life.

Explore the mindset of millennials, and learn how they can be positively impacted when therapy emphasizes integrating technology rather than avoiding or demonizing it.

Topics include technology use patterns, social media, and generational differences.

1 Hour CE. Recorded video format (non-interactive).

This course was recorded from a live presentation at the 2019 Therapy Reimagined conference in Los Angeles. For information on past and future Therapy Reimagined events, visit therapyreimagined.com.

Learning objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify two ways the use of technology impacts therapy with millennials

  • Identify at least two evidence based approaches that are effective with millennials in therapy

  • Summarize two ways clients respond to the use of technology by therapists, social workers, and others in the helping profession

Course outline

1. Technology and Mental Health
2. Tele-mental Health
3. Social Media
4. Therapy and Technology
5. Telehealth Studies
6. Required Skills for Counselors
7. Technology Tips
8. Interview with Marquita Johnson


Marquita Johnson, MS, LPC

Marquita Johnson is an Atlanta-based licensed professional counselor, nationally certified counselor, board certified tele-mental health specialist, certified counseling professional supervisor, and speaker. Her specialties includes dating, relationships, divorce, technology, step-families, and grief related to loss in relationships.

Additional Information

Format and Length:

Video format (non-interactive); Total running time 66 minutes

Topic Area:

Clinical Practice

Instructional Level:

Intermediate. This course assumes a post-graduate level of clinical and ethical knowledge, but does not presume knowledge of specific technologies including telehealth.

Completion Requirements:

To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz.

Who Should Attend:

Counselors, clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.

Publication and Review Dates:

Course Published: July 24, 2020 

Financial Support Statement:

SimplePractice Learning pays course providers. This course is provided by Therapy Reimagined, with SimplePractice maintaining full control of content development and continuing education compliance. There is no other financial support for this course.

Conflict of Interest Statement:

There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.

Refund Policy:

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Continuing Education Approvals:

This course is not part of our APA-approved continuing education program for psychologists at this time.

SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

SimplePractice is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #145276). SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

SimplePractice is approved as a Rule/Statute Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Note that we do not automatically report CE completion to CE Broker at this time, so certificates of completion must be manually uploaded. Click here for more information.

SimplePractice 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-0582.

SimplePractice is approved to provide continuing education activities for Social Workers in the state of Texas. Social Work CE Provider Number 7678.

This course is not part of our continuing education program approved through NAADAC. Click here to view our complete CE approval information, or check out our collection of NAADAC approved courses.

This course is not part of our ASWB approved continuing education program.