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Surge in visitors to OU's Online Counselling advice site

The course Taking Your Counselling Online has been launched on The Open University’s OpenLearn Create platform and has seen more than 5,000 visitors already undertaking the course and hundreds downloading the badge of completion.

The course was written in just four days by psychology academics Dr Naomi Moller and Dr Andreas Vossler, both senior lecturers in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS). The course was created as an interactive, engaging, high-quality piece of online learning with the OU’s internal corporate and commercial team in an unprecedented matter of days.

It has been funded by FASS and is part of the OU’s coronavirus response. It is a free course which offers counsellors and psychotherapists key skills and knowledge at a time when face-to-face therapy is no longer possible/safe due to coronavirus.

To date the course has proved the fastest growing enrolment and badge issuing course the OU has ever had on its OpenLearn Create platform.

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