Clinicians frequently ask me if they may view or use the Private Practice Social Media Policy that I share with my clients as part of our treatment agreement. This policy explains how I conduct myself on the Internet and how I will respond to potential online interactions that may occur between my clients and myself.
My Social Media Policy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. This means you are welcome to copy or adapt this policy to suit your own practice needs. If you use my policy for training or educational purposes, you must cite me as the original author. My copyright specifies that you may not use this work for commercial purposes. You are welcome to download a pdf of the policy.
My Private Practice Social Media Policy has been internationally cited across health and medical disciplines and used as a teaching tool in various venues and by various respected organizations. It was also recently featured in On Good Authority’s CE program on Social Media. Here is a brief sound clip from that interview.