Online Counseling Network

Young Woman Studies On Computer at Home for Higher EducationThe Online Counseling Network (CCC-OCN) is a partnership among participating counselors at California Community Colleges who wish to provide high quality online counseling.  Now in the design stage, this network will ensure that our counselors have the training and resources to effectively counsel online students and learn the relevant techniques and practices for working with students in a virtual environment.

To support this effort, the OEI is working in partnership with @ONE to design an online counselor training course that adheres to the National Board of Certified Counselors standards and practices for promoting quality assurance and professionalism in distance counseling services.

The network will also offer counselors the opportunity to connect with each other and access resources such as student readiness assessment tools, which are helpful when identifying the support needs of online students.