Wickr: HIPAA-Compliant SMS App Tested by Two Psychologists

By Keely Kolmes, Psy.D. and Kristina Monroe, Psy.D. Dr. Monroe is a licensed psychologist who has private practice offices in Beverly Hills and South Pasadena, CA. She maintains a general psychotherapy practice but also specializes in serious mental illness as well as psychological assessment. We know one another from APA Division 42’s listserv, and we … Continued

Yelp-Proof Your Clinical Practice – Alpha Launch!

The most common consultation question I’m asked is “What can I do about the negative Yelp review I just received?” Until now, there hasn’t been much that we can do other than do good work, listen to our clients’ feedback, and hope that we don’t upset someone enough for them to want to publicly complain … Continued

New Online Audio CE Offering: Facebook and Google and Twitter…Oh My!

The website OnGoodAuthority is featuring a new CE course called Facebook and Google and Twitter…Oh My! Ethical Issues for Clinicians. I’m pleased to be one of the contributors to this course. This 3 unit CE course presents four audio interviews by Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD with the following speakers: Curt Kearney, MA, LCPC – “My … Continued

Three Tips for Graduate Students in Counseling & Psychology

I am frequently asked for advice from graduate students in counseling and psychology. Here are my top three tips for graduate students studying to become MFT’s, LCSW’s, psychologists, and counselors. If you keep these things in mind, you can learn to care for yourself – not just your patients! 1. Learn balance & self-care strategies … Continued

New Online CE Course: Digital and Social Media Ethics for Psychotherapists

I am very pleased to announce that the my online Continuing Education course in partnership with the Zur Institute is finally live! The course is Digital and Social Media Ethics for Psychotherapists: Clinical and ethical considerations for psychologists, counselors, and clinicians using the Internet. You can earn 8 CE units by completing this course. The … Continued

Email Tips for Clinicians

This article is part of an online course: Digital and Social Media Ethics for Psychotherapists for 8 CE credits Email Tips for Clinicians Nearly everyone uses email nowadays. I would guess anyone who is reading this right now has an email account. While many clinicians avoid social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn … Continued

Site Update: For Clinicians Using Social Media

I have been getting frequent requests for certain archived blog posts on Social Media for therapists. As a result, I’ve decided to compile them on a separate page. I will continue to blog here, but I am launching a new page: For Clinicians Using Social Media on which I will summarize all of the posts … Continued

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

Please be aware of my upcoming training. And feel free to share the following announcement with anyone you think might be interested! 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 … Continued

Google Buzz Alarms a Psychotherapist

Wake up and smell the smoke Last Wednesday, I logged into Gmail to discover that I had a new little Buzz icon. When I clicked on it, I discovered what everyone was tweeting about: I was auto-following a number of people. Some I knew and some I didn’t really know at all. We just happened … Continued