What's So Bad About Facebook Editing Our Feeds?

The internet has been ablaze the past few days with commentary on Facebook’s non-consensual “mood manipulation” research. You can read the paper based upon the study here. It has been critiqued by many, including Violet Blue, who writes in Facebook: Unethical, Untrustworthy, and now Downright Harmful, about the choice to tamper with 689,003 people’s emotional well-being, but … Continued

SXSW 2012 – WARNING: Are Online Reviews Bad for Your Health?

I’m back from SXSW, where I got rained on HARD and also got to network and socialize with some of my favorite people. My session was on the challenges raised by consumer reviews of healthcare providers. You can read the Storify story of tweets below. Thanks to everyone who came and asked great questions! Check … Continued

Mental Health For Geeks

In 2009, I did a presentation at SXSW called Therapy 2.0: Mental Health for Geeks, even creating a corresponding wiki with resources. A month later, I spoke at the first Mental Health Camp for bloggers in Vancouver on the intersection of social media and mental health. Looking back, it seems ironic that I haven’t written … Continued

Talk to a Psychologist

In addition to seeing clients in my private practice, doing research, and teaching, I am also the Digital Director for APA Division 42, Psychologists in Independent Practice. We’ve just completed a Youtube video on the benefits of talking to a psychologist, and I’m pleased to share it here. Please do pass it along if you … Continued

Psychology Today Introduces New Call Tracking: Raises Privacy Concerns

Last week, Psychology Today, the popular website that many psychotherapists use to advertise their practices, sent out an email to those with listings on the site to inform us that we had been opted-in to a new “security feature.” From the email: Psychology Today has recently introduced call tracking and call security for your profile. People … Continued

A Guide to Choosing a Kink-Aware Therapist

I’m very pleased to announce that the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom has published an article I co-wrote with Geri Weitzman, Ph.D. on choosing a kink-aware therapist. You can find both the long article (16 pages) and a short FAQ on the Kink-Aware Professionals page. Here is a direct link to download the printable pdf of … Continued

Site Update: For Consumers of Psychotherapy Services

I have created a new page on my site which is a compilation of my blog posts geared towards consumers of psychotherapy. For Clients is a good place to start if you’re seeking more information about theoretical orientations, dual relationships, how therapy differs from advice-giving, and other information for therapy clients. I will keep that … Continued