When Psychotherapists Digitally Eavesdrop on Social Media

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? … Continued

LinkedIn Endorsements for Mental Health Professionals

More and more, when I teach to groups on Social Media ethics, people are asking me about LinkedIn endorsements. Should they use them? Should they feel bad if they don’t endorse someone back? Is it okay if they have been endorsed for skills they don’t have? If you’re not sure what I’m referring to, it’s … 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

New Online CE Course: Digital and Social Media Ethics for Psychotherapists

I am very pleased to announce that the my online Continuing Education course in partnership with the Zur Institute is finally live! The course is Digital and Social Media Ethics for Psychotherapists: Clinical and ethical considerations for psychologists, counselors, and clinicians using the Internet. You can earn 8 CE units by completing this course. The … 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

Site Update: For Clinicians Using Social Media

I have been getting frequent requests for certain archived blog posts on Social Media for therapists. As a result, I’ve decided to compile them on a separate page. I will continue to blog here, but I am launching a new page: For Clinicians Using Social Media on which I will summarize all of the posts … Continued