When it comes to AI Counsellors need to be knowledgeable and keep up to date. Your voice and expertise matter. How are you learning more about AI? When thinking about the impact of AI it can be both intriguing and alarming. What are your thoughts?
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and YOU
How can AI be used to enhance your counselling process?
What are the potential benefits and drawbacks of incorporating AI in counselling?
How might the increasing use of virtual assistants and virtual counsellors, chatterbots, impact the counselling profession? How will you adapt to these changes and continue to provide effective services?
How can AI be used to complement human intelligence in the counselling process?
What ethical considerations should be taken into account when using therapeutic AI in counselling?
How will you address the potential impact of AI on the therapeutic relationship?
How will you navigate the emotional connection that some clients/ students may have with computer programs?
What do you think about therapeutic robots like Paro ?
How will you continue to prioritize the therapeutic relationship in a world increasingly influenced by technology?
How might technology enhance or detract from the therapeutic alliance?
What steps will you take to advocate for your profession and address ethical considerations surrounding the use of AI in counselling?
How can you collaborate with others who are interested in AI?
There is so much to consider. How will you stay informed and educated about emerging AI technologies? You can start by joining AI and You: Etmooc 2. It’s never too late to learn something new.
AI can help School Counsellors and the possibilities are just beginning. Of course, we all need to understand AI better. This will be an ongoing journey that can help all those in the counselling field. By deepening our understanding of AI’s potential benefits, as well as its potential risks, School Counsellors can harness this technology to better support their students. As we embark on this exciting journey, we recall the origins of AI in counselling Eliza, a chatbot therapist.
Here is what Chat GPT has to say about how it believes it can help School Counsellors : As an AI language model, here are 20 things that I can suggest to help School Counsellors :
Provide information on various mental health disorders and their symptoms
Offer guidance on creating effective and engaging counselling sessions
Suggest appropriate counselling strategies for different age groups
Assist in developing counselling programs tailored to specific needs
Provide insight on current research and best practices in the field of counselling
Help with data analysis and evaluation of counselling programs
Offer guidance on managing crisis situations
Assist in creating resources for students and parents to access
Provide advice on working with diverse populations and cultural sensitivity
Help develop techniques for stress management and mindfulness
Offer guidance on managing student behavior and discipline
Provide information on the legal and ethical considerations in counselling
Help create partnerships with community organizations and resources
Offer advice on conflict resolution and mediation skills
Provide information on college and career counselling resources
Offer guidance on working with students with disabilities
Help develop trauma-informed practices
Offer advice on supporting students with addiction or substance abuse issues
Provide information on LGBTQ+ issues and resources
Help develop self-care practices for counsellors to prevent burnout.
ChatGPT and AI models are here to stay. I would suggest you fact-check GPT. It doesn’t always get things right. Chat GPT can get you started , but add your personalized touch as you do in all you do. Like Google changed how we get information. AI is going to change how we interact and do things now and in the near future. If you’d like to join me on this learning journey. You can join in on ETMOOC2. An educational free mini MOOC. You can register here.
Here are a few resources to get you started thinking about how AI will impact you: