Return from SXSW Interactive 2011

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 … 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

Results of Study on Therapist-Client Interactions on the Internet

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 … 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

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

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

Additional Thoughts on Documentation for Clinicians

This article is part of an online course: Digital and Social Media Ethics for Psychotherapists for 8 CE credits Ofer Zur has written an article called Record-Keeping of Phone Messages, Email and Texts in Psychotherapy & Counseling. This article is a response to Zur’s piece. In Zur’s article, he questions whether phone messages, texts, and … Continued

An Introduction to Media Psychology for Bloggers and Tweeters

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 … Continued