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

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

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

Should Mental Health Professionals Block Clients On Facebook?

This article is part of an online course: Digital and Social Media Ethics for Psychotherapists for 8 CE credits The past two days, a subsection of the Internet was ablaze with commentary related to the Facebook privacy changes that I blogged about yesterday. Some users didn’t mind the changes. Some didn’t realize they had lost … Continued

LinkedIn for Mental Health Professionals

This article is part of an online course: Digital and Social Media Ethics for Psychotherapists for 8 CE credits Recently, when teaching a training for clinicians working in college mental health, I was discussing some of the multiple role conflicts that can come up when clinicians accept friend requests from clients. One clinician asked me … Continued

My Continuing Education Training: Clinical and Ethical Issues Related to Social Networking and College Mental Health

This Friday, October 23rd, I will be presenting a 5 hour Continuing Education training that I organized for the annual Northern California Training Directors Conference. This conference will be attended by Training Directors and clinical trainees of fifteen Bay Area college counseling centers. I will be joined by James Lyda, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist at the … Continued

Still Time to Vote on SXSW 2010 Panel: From Freud to Facebook

The PanelPicker doesn’t close until the end of the day next Friday, September 4th. So if you like the panel I’m co-proposing with Dr. John Grohol, and you haven’t yet voted, please do. We are working on adding some great speakers who are working within technology and psychology. And please know that comments and questions … Continued