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

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

Deleting My Private Practice Page on Facebook

The experiment Last May, I decided to play around with Facebook ads, and as part of that, I created a Facebook Page for my private practice. It was an experiment and I posted as much on Twitter at the time, expressing some ambivalence and saying that I wasn’t sure if I would keep it up. … Continued

Location Based Check-In Sites for Mental Health Professionals

This article is part of an online course: Digital and Social Media Ethics for Psychotherapists for 8 CE credits At a couple of recent trainings, and in consultations with other mental health professionals, the question has come up about whether is is okay to check in on sites like Foursquare, Loopt, brightkite, and Gowalla when … 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

Updated Private Practice Social Media Policy

Update: March 31, 2010 Please note that since this original blog post, I have updated my Social Media Policy to include information about location-based check-ins and some other items not mentioned on this page. You are welcome to download the current document. Other clinicians may copy, share, or adapt this policy to suit your own … Continued

I'm Not a Rock Star! (More Thoughts on Facebook Fanning)

This article is part of an online course: Digital and Social Media Ethics for Psychotherapists for 8 CE credits Yesterday, I posted a draft of my Social Media Policy for Psychotherapy on this blog. I also included a link on Twitter. I made it clear that this was a work in progress and asked folks … Continued

Private Practice Social Media Policy for Psychotherapists

I have been working on my Social Media Policy  for my private practice. This will eventually be available as a download on my Forms page and I will also distribute it to current clients. Please note that this is currently a work in progress. There may be important things to add to this policy, but … Continued