Six Tips for Avoiding Injury to Self and Others on the Internet

Ah the Internet. It gives so much to us in terms of support, connection, and the ability to obtain and absorb information. And then, in an instant, it can also take so much away: feelings of pain, jealousy, feeling left out, or trying to interpret messages from pixels on the screen. The Internet makes it … 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

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

Upcoming Salon | The Web 2.0 Psychotherapist: The Therapeutic Relationship and Social Media

Please be aware of my upcoming training. And feel free to share the following announcement with anyone you think might be interested! SFCP Community Members’ Professional Development Salon The Web 2.0 Psychotherapist: The Therapeutic Relationship and Social Media Some clinicians are hesitant about having a personal social media presence (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) but are beginning … Continued

You Have Major Depressive Disorder. Mind if I Tweet That?

This article is part of an online course: Digital and Social Media Ethics for Psychotherapists for 8 CE credits Just a couple of weeks ago, New England Baptist Hospital banned Facebook and other social media sites due to concerns that hospital employees were sharing too much about patient care in their online updates. The hospital … Continued

Psych Central Names Top Ten Psych Tweeps

Psych Central posted a list today of their Top Ten Psych Tweeps, and I was honored to have been given number one spot in their list. What a lovely surprise to wake up to this morning! While I had been using Twitter socially since 2006, it hadn’t occurred to me to create a professional Twitter … Continued

Managing Twitter As a Mental Health Professional

This article is part of an online course: Digital and Social Media Ethics for Psychotherapists for 8 CE credits I have been working on a series of articles about Managing Social Networking Sites as a Mental Health Professional. I had initially posted this one about Twitter on Links for Shrinks, but I’ve gotten a couple … Continued

Exciting Mental Health Camp Panels

Tonight, I’ll be heading to Vancouver to attend tomorrow’s all-day Mental Health Camp (Un)Conference. I’m very excited to be in a place with others who will be talking about erasing stigma towards mental illness and how social media can expand the possibilities for healing and support. Can blogging, Twittering, and Facebooking provide therapeutic healing? Isabella … Continued