What to look for in a genetics counselor

Lori Getz, MA Technology Expert, shares advice on the important factors to consider when searching for a genetic counselor
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What to look for in a genetics counselor

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A good genetic counselor is someone that's going to spend a lot of time listening and less time talking--somebody who's really going to take the time to understand the family background as well as the family dynamic, to help them make the best decisions possible for themselves. Not everyone is going to choose to have a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy; it's a pretty major thing to do. A good genetic counselor is going to be able to see where that person falls--where they lie, what their belief systems are, and how they can best guide them to the right doctors that can help them make the right decisions for themselves.

Lori Getz, MA Technology Expert, shares advice on the important factors to consider when searching for a genetic counselor

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Lori Getz, M.A.

Technology Expert

Since 2004 Lori has worked as an Instructional Technologist in Los Angeles, CA. She has a Master of Arts in Educational Technology from San Diego State University and is certified by isafe.org as an Internet Safety Specialist. In September 2008 Lori founded Cyber Education Consultants and began speaking to students, parents, and educators about Internet safety, security and ethics.  Since that time Lori has reached out to Internet users across the world!  Her mission is simple- to help bridge the gap between a young generation of digital natives and their parents and teachers. 

Today, Cyber Education Consultants provides workshops, professional development and consulting services to more than 100 schools across the country.

Lori is an educator, mother, and Internet safety expert.  She has appeared on the "Dr. Phil Show," "Today," "HLN," “Dr. Drew” and several other local news and radio programs (including the Ryan Seacrest show on KIIS FM).  She often lectures live, speaking to parents, teachers and students. Lori has been published in several areas including as an online expert for momlogic.com and kidsinthehouse.org.  Most recently was featured in Rachel Simmons’ new edition of “Odd Girl Out” and Lucie Hemmen’s, Ph.D “Parenting a Teen Girl.” She is currently working with the “I Have a Plan” series to develop a children’s book on online safety.  Her insight comes from both her professional and personal life working with children, tweens and teens.  

 

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