Ethics and Distance Counseling


As we move to remote contact with the consumers we serve, we need to understand both the positive impact and the limitations of technology.

  • Explore the similarities and differences of in-person vs. distance counseling
  • Understand client boundaries and how they change with online interactions
  • (CRC)Review confidentiality and how to protect it online and at home
  • (CRC)Examine the special impact of COVID 19 and how to assist clients with information and access to resources

This presentation will be CART captioned.

Brought to you in part by Innovative Training for Vocational Rehabilitation ( and the George Washington University.

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  • Product Date: 4/14/2020
  • Product Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm (Central Time)
  • Product CRC Credits: 1


Dr. Rob Froehlich

Dr. Rob Froehlich in the middle of a presentation

Dr. Rob Froehlich has been providing rehabilitation counseling services since the early 1990’s and has been a rehabilitation counselor educator for more than 15 years.

He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, VA and SC) and a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). He has significant clinical experience in the psychiatric rehabilitation, brain injury rehabilitation, State-Federal Vocational Rehabilitation, and private sector rehabilitation settings. His areas of training expertise include ethics in the vocational rehabilitation setting, psychiatric rehabilitation, career development and counseling, and rehabilitation leadership development.

Rob teaches in the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at the George Washington University and is the Project Manager of the Vocational Rehabilitation Return on Investment (VR ROI) Project, a collaborative project with the University of Richmond, the GW Center for Rehabilitation Counseling, Research and Education, Virginia DARS, and the University of Virginia.

Linda Hedenblad

Portrait of Linda Hedenblad

Linda has spent her adult life working directly and indirectly in service of people with disabilities. Her job titles have included: Therapist, Outreach Specialist, Case Manager, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Teacher, Program Manager and Consultant.

For the past 16 years, she has been teaching and developing a variety of continuing education courses for Vocational Rehabilitation professionals. Linda has gained a national reputation for presenting topical issues, while infusing humor and vitality into her training style. She has written and produced several accessible online training courses which have reached tens of thousands of professionals.

Understanding the importance of accessibility has led Linda to be the co-owner of VRDG, an accessible web-based learning platform.