This post was first published on PsychCentral. Mental health professionals have worried for years about their clients digging for personal information about them on the Internet. But what about when psychotherapists consult Google to unearth personal information about their clients? Do psychotherapists carry the same concerns for client privacy that they do for their own? […]
Online Dating…. for Psychotherapists? What Should Mental Health Professionals Consider When Using Personal Ads?
This article was originally published in the July/August Vol. 22 No. 4 issue of The National Psychologist. Many people search for love on online dating sites, and why should psychologists be any different? We also want to meet people for activities, dating, and romance. Sometimes, looking for love online is good way to get outside […]
In Bed with our Clients: Should Psychotherapists Play Matchmaker or is this Plain Old Erotic Countertransference?
This piece was originally published, in slightly different form, at Psyched in San Francisco Last January, there was an opinion piece in the New York Times, written by Richard Friedman on whether therapists should play Cupid for our clients, basically performing as a matchmaker and setting them up on dates. The article focused primarily on […]
I’m happy to report that our slides are up summarizing the data Dan Taube and I collected on clients encountering their psychotherapist’s information on the Internet. We will soon be writing up our findings to submit for publication, but I’m pleased to be able to share this data with all of the folks who participated […]
I’m so very pleased and excited to announce the launch of Without My Consent, a project on which I sit on the Advisory Board with a fine group of Internet superheroes. This project was co-founded by Erica Johnstone and Colette Vogele. Without My Consent is intended to provide resources and information to victims of online […]
I am home after presenting for a second time at SXSW Interactive this week. This year, SXSW included a Health track which was a great addition to their programming, and of course, it made my annual trek even more meaningful. I was delighted to be able to attend more health panels this year and to […]
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 […]
Therapist-Client Interactions on the Internet Thank you to everyone who participated in our survey. The summary of the results of the research Dan Taube, J.D., Ph.D. and I conducted on psychotherapists who have had intentional and accidental extra-therapeutic encounters with their clients on the Internet are posted on my research page. A larger slideshow can […]
Facebook has released a new Location feature that already has critics — including the ACLU — worried about privacy concerns. As someone with a Facebook account, I found myself once again wondering why it was that I was hearing of new features on Facebook from news sources, rather than being notified of them when logging […]
This article is part of an online course: Digital and Social Media Ethics for Psychotherapists for 8 CE credits Media psychology To begin with, let’s be clear that media psychology has some competing definitions. A new generation of media psychologists is fighting to make clear distinctions between the traditional view of media psychologists: clinical psychologists […]