LinkedIn Endorsements for Mental Health Professionals

More and more, when I teach to groups on Social Media ethics, people are asking me about LinkedIn endorsements. Should they use them? Should they feel bad if they don’t endorse someone back? Is it okay if they have been endorsed for skills they don’t have? If you’re not sure what I’m referring to, it’s … Continued

Back from APA 2012

I had a very busy time at the annual American Psychological Association Convention this year in Orlando. I did four very different presentations in the four days I attended, which was a stretch! I also got to network with some incredibly interesting and accomplished psychologists who regularly support, encourage, and inspire me. I usually only get … Continued

Bay Area Psychotherapists Affirming of Diversity in Sexuality

Our networking group for Bay Area Psychotherapists has a new mission statement: We are a group of San Francisco Bay Area psychotherapists and psychotherapy students who affirm that sexual and gender diversity are natural expressions of the human experience. We provide a safe haven for mental health clinicians to gather, network, support, and consult. Our … Continued

Bay Area Therapists Affirming of Diversity in Sexuality

Are you a TADS? Please join our group: Bay Area Therapists Affirming of Diversity in Sexuality This is a free group for mental health professionals in the Bay Area of California. We offer support, networking, and consultation for Bay Area clinicians and mental health trainees who embrace the full range of sexual expression of consenting … Continued

Should Mental Health Professionals Block Clients On Facebook?

This article is part of an online course: Digital and Social Media Ethics for Psychotherapists for 8 CE credits The past two days, a subsection of the Internet was ablaze with commentary related to the Facebook privacy changes that I blogged about yesterday. Some users didn’t mind the changes. Some didn’t realize they had lost … Continued

LinkedIn for Mental Health Professionals

This article is part of an online course: Digital and Social Media Ethics for Psychotherapists for 8 CE credits Recently, when teaching a training for clinicians working in college mental health, I was discussing some of the multiple role conflicts that can come up when clinicians accept friend requests from clients. One clinician asked me … Continued

Announcing Bay Area Kink/Poly-Aware Therapist Networking Group

I am organizing a support/networking/consultation group for Bay Area clinicians that would allow students from various training programs to meet and network with one another and also allow them to connect with those of us who are already established as kink & poly aware professionals. If you are interested in being a part of this, … Continued

Psych Central Names Top Ten Psych Tweeps

Psych Central posted a list today of their Top Ten Psych Tweeps, and I was honored to have been given number one spot in their list. What a lovely surprise to wake up to this morning! While I had been using Twitter socially since 2006, it hadn’t occurred to me to create a professional Twitter … Continued

Managing Facebook as a Mental Health Professional

This article is part of an online course: Digital and Social Media Ethics for Psychotherapists for 8 CE credits Managing Facebook as a Mental Professional In my last installment on social media for mental health professionals, I spoke about how to manage Twitter. Now we move on to Facebook which gets a little bit more … Continued