I was a guest on HuffPost Live in a segment on whether psychotherapists should set their clients up with other potential romantic partners.
BBC News did a an episode of BBC Click on Information Overload in which I was interviewed.
My New York Times Op-Ed on the problems of online review sites for mental health professionals and their clients. The Wrong Kind of Talk Therapy. The New York Times, March 18, 2011.
Is Social Media Destroying Your Self-Esteem? is an interesting article by J.M. Henderson on Forbes on whether aspirational messages seen by women on social media sites have a negative effect on their psyche. I was interviewed for this piece on associated research and how to counter negative messages.
Google and Facebook raise new issues for therapists and their clients, March 30, 2010. Washington Post. I am quoted in article by Dana Scarton which offers a wonderful overview of the issues raised for therapists on the Internet.
Clinician’s Corner: Your Editor Interviews Keely Kolmes, Psy.D. about “Kink”, Polyamorous Relationships and the “Bay Area Open Minds” Organization. San Francisco Psychological Association’s Summer Newsletter.
Social Media: What’s Your Policy? APA’s Good Practice Magazine did a what’s your policy?in which they asked me questions about creating a social media policy and what issues related to social media I think practicing psychologists will be grappling with in the future.
A Psychotherapists Guide to Facebook and Twitter: Why Psychotherapists Should Give a Tweet! My psychotherapy.net article on how social media can be used as a professional tool, and potential pitfalls.
Julie Hanks, MSW, LCSW, BCD wrote a three-part series on Social Media Ethics over on PsychCentral, and she mentions my work in a couple of the postings, including one on Top 3 Ethics Gurus You Should Be Following. I’m honored.
Tech’s Relationship with Depression, Suicide, and Asperger’s. December 29, 2011. Violet Blue interviewed me for her ZDNet post on how how people in tech culture may have additional pressures and lifestyles that may exacerbate existing mental health issues. This article provides resources in case you or someone you care about may be suffering from depression or at risk for suicide.
Mental HealthCare & Social Media Policy. November 28, 2011 issue of Psychiatry Weekly. I was interviewed about online ethics, social media policies, and my research on client/therapist interactions on the Internet.
What can you do about damaging online reviews? August 2011 issue of Psychotherapy Finances includes my comments on surviving a negative review on sites like Yelp.
Developing a social media ethics policy. Dr. Frederic Reamer wrote an Eye on Ethics article on Social Work Today linking to my social media policy and covering the major points of my policy in his advice to social workers wanting to develop their own.
Rep. Weiner’s Dick, His Hot Wife, And Tweet Cheats. Violet Blue reprints our July 2008 interview on whether cybersex, texting, and other tech related sexual encounters are “real,” in light of recent news events.
Unhappy? There’s an app for that. June 2011 APA Monitor on Psychology article about apps that practitioners use on the Smart phones to help their clinical work.
“Karaoke Grandma’s” Criminal Conviction: Could File-Sharing Be A Mental Illness? June 1, 2011 ZDNet story by Violet Blue on a woman convicted of file sharing and sentenced to cognitive therapy sessions for hoarding behavior.
Building a Practice in a Digital World. May/June 2011 issue of Social Work Today. Christina Reardon, MSW, LSW explores the benefits and risks of attracting clients in cyberspace.
Clients, Connections, and Social Media. Spring, 2011. Laura Johnson’s article in the Annals of Psychotherapy and Integrative Health.
Analysis: California’s Online Impersonation Law, Effective January 1. December 30, 2010. Violet Blue writes about SB 1411 and includes my comments on the psychological harm to victims of online impersonation.
Questions About Accuser Follow Sex Slave Case. October 23, 2010. Associated Press article on a federal case involving alleged kidnapping and torture of a female victim. I provided commentary on the difference between consensual BDSM and violent, criminal, and non-consensual behaviors.
Is it ever OK for a therapist to snoop on clients online? May, 2010 gradPSYCH Magazine piece by Jamie Chamberlin on cases when Google or Facebook searches on clients may or may not be warranted.
Social Media Psych – An Interview with Dr. Keely Kolmes. April 1, 2010. Interview with me about my use of Social Media and the development of my Social Media Policy. By Will Baum, LCSW on Where the Client Is: Building a Better Private Practice.
Google and Facebook, Therapists and Clients. PsychCentral posting on the Washington Post article by Dana Scarton and my Social Media Policy with extensive comments by clinicians and clients.
MySpace is your space, Winter 2009/10. CrossCurrents, The Journal of Addiction and Mental Health did a special issue on The Digital Couch and included my recommendations for being an online-savvy practitioner and avoiding ethical dilemmas online. [Printable pdf.]
The Sex Doctor is Out, December 3, 2009. I am quoted in this SF Chronicle column by Violet Blue on how to find a good doctor or therapist who you can talk to about sex and the questions to ask when you are interviewing potential therapists.
Folsom Street Fair: More Than Just Kink and Curiosity, Winter, 2009. Article written by Josie Valderrama in The Voice. My experience as a graduate student researching therapist bias towards BDSM and the need for better education, mentoring and support for students wanting to work with kink and poly identified clients.
Plugging in to Social Networks [pdf], Spring/Summer 2009. Good Practice article, published by American Psychological Association’s APA Practice.org, pp. 8-12. I am quoted in this article about psychologists who use social networks in their psychology practice.
Panel Recap: Therapy 2.0: Mental Health for Geeks, March 19, 2009, by Rebecca Farr for The Austin Chronicle in their SXSW Interactive 2009 coverage.
Keely Kolmes Soothes Geek Hearts: An Interview on Mental Health 2.0, March, 9, 2009, by Melissa Gira on Sexerati.
Is Cybersex Cheating? Violet Blue investigates the outer limits of cybersex and monogamy, July 17, 2008. I am quoted in this SF Chronicle piece by Violet Blue. The full interview is available on Violet Blue’s blog.