Upcoming Salon | The Web 2.0 Psychotherapist: The Therapeutic Relationship and Social Media

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SFCP Community Members’ Professional Development Salon

The Web 2.0 Psychotherapist: The Therapeutic Relationship and Social Media

Some clinicians are hesitant about having a personal social media presence (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) but are beginning to explore having a professional social media presence for their psychotherapy practices. The current APA Ethics Code does not explicitly address our activities on the Internet. What does it mean to be “transparent” using social media as a clinician? How might it influence one’s clinical work? What boundary issues do clinicians need to be aware of when they create an online social media presence? What happens when clinicians and clients cross paths in online spaces? Lastly, how can we think about this analytically and bring these new experiences of the relationship into the work?

Keely Kolmes, Psy.D., Dr. Kolmes is a psychologist in private practice in San Francisco who writes and speaks on the intersection of clinical care and social media.

Robert L. Friend, M.D., SFCP Member and Faculty

Moderator: Renée Spencer, M.F.T., SFCP Community Membership Co-Chair

In preparation for the Salon, Dr. Kolmes suggests that attendees use Google or another search engine to search for yourself. Please use quotation marks around your name and search for yourself in various formats depending upon names you use on the Internet. For example, she would do the following searches on herself:
“Keely Kolmes”
“Keely Kolmes, Psy.D.”
“Dr. Keely Kolmes”

Thursday, April 8, 2010
7:30 to 9 PM
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
2340 Jackson Street, 4th floor Auditorium
San Francisco

Registration & Fees
This series is free to SFCP members, candidates, and community members. For others, the cost is $35 per meeting payable at the door. Attendance at the previous salons is not required.  Prior salons were recorded on DVD and can be borrowed from the library.  Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. RSVP to 415-563-5815 or to finance [at] sf-cp.org.

1.5 CME/CE credits (pending) for $15.00

The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

PHYSICIANS: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 credits as listed for each individual program, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

LCSWs/MFTs: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is a provider approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider Number PCE623, for 1.5 credits on an hour for hour basis.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: Psychologists attending SFCP events approved for CME credits may report AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) toward their CE requirements and are now able to directly submit their verification letters at the end of each renewal cycle using the MCEP credit reporting form that can be found on the internet at: http://www.cpapsych.org/associations/6414/files/mcepaa/files/MCEP_Reporting_Form.pdf

REGISTERED NURSES: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 02677, on an hour for hour basis.

SFCP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SFCP maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Course Objectives:
1) Participants will develop a basic knowledge of Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and blogging and how they might be used as an adjunct to one’s practice.
2) Participants will learn how the current APA Ethics Code may be applied to Internet activities.
3) Participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussion about clinical boundaries and the potential impact of both therapist and client encountering one another out-of-session in online spaces.

Commercial Support: None

Faculty Disclosure: The following moderators and planning committee members have disclosed NO financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with commercial companies who have provided products or services, relating presentation(s) or commercial support for this continuing medical education activity: Keely Kolmes, Psy.D., Robert Friend, M.D. and Renee Spencer, M.F.T. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.

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