Promoting Counselor Community Engagement Using the Internet and Other Contemporary Technologies
Dr. Matt Glowiak
Thursday, April 16, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Sponsored by CSI's Counselor Community Engagement Committee
Attaining a strong presence is key for counselors to enhance community engagement. With an ability to reach mass populations in a near instantaneous fashion, the Internet and other contemporary technologies provide numerous new ways in which counselors may advocate on behalf of their chosen community. This webinar will inform on creative and efficient strategies to meet this component of counselor community engagement.
With some concerted efforts, professionals may engage their communities in just a few button clicks. First, the software most counselors already have built into their computers allows for the development of various projects that range from simple to elaborate flyers and self-directed videos. Second, the World Wide Web has given rise to various websites that allow for mass distribution of these projects. Many of these ways come at little or no cost, making them an affordable method to engage various desired communities. Social networking websites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and Instragram serve a variety of purposes. While many of these websites provide the option to post videos, others such as YouTube and Vimeo, allow counseling professionals to expand their engagement further into the public domain. Websites such as Razoo and Kickstarter may further support opportunities for fundraiser promotions and donation collections by serving as a one-stop-shop to advertise the cause and collect funds. Through these resources, counseling professionals may promote their projects centered on marginalized populations, communities in crisis, individuals with disabilities, and others in need of counseling services. As such, this webinar will inform CSI members on how to creatively and efficiently utilize these websites and tools to enhance counselor community engagement.
Matt Glowiak, PhD, NCC, LPC (Yorkville, IL) is now serving in his second year as a NBCC mentor. Matt recently completed his doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision at Walden University. His dissertation examined the impact of the Internet on K-8 learning and social development. Matt is an Illinois Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) who is currently awaiting National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam (NCMHCE) testing and recently passed the Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) Exam. As a student Matt has an emerging record of scholarship as outlined through refereed journal publications, magazine and newsletter articles, several book chapters, and multiple presentations. He is committed to counselor and client advocacy as evidenced through his leadership roles in multiple flagship organizations and community service within others. He serves as a Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) International Leadership Fellow and is currently President of the Chicago Counseling Association and CSI Omega Zeta chapter. Matt also serves as Illinois Counseling Association (ICA) Chapter Representative. As a clinician Matt practices at Stonybrook Center (Winfield, IL) and Integrative Counseling & Psychological Services (Naperville and Deerfield, IL). He has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Matt has provided individual and group services in home, clinical, outpatient, and college campus settings. He has worked with clients who present a variety of concerns and issues including substance use disorders, domestic violence, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, sexual trauma, bipolar disorder, et cetera.
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