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

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

Social Media Policy & Updates to Office Procedures

I have uploaded my Social Media Policy and have made some minor updates to my current Office Procedures and Agreement for Psychotherapy Services. If you are a current client, I will update you on the changes and have you sign a new Acknowledgment of Notifications form to indicate that you are aware of these changes … Continued

Google Buzz Alarms a Psychotherapist

Wake up and smell the smoke Last Wednesday, I logged into Gmail to discover that I had a new little Buzz icon. When I clicked on it, I discovered what everyone was tweeting about: I was auto-following a number of people. Some I knew and some I didn’t really know at all. We just happened … Continued

Updated Private Practice Social Media Policy

Update: March 31, 2010 Please note that since this original blog post, I have updated my Social Media Policy to include information about location-based check-ins and some other items not mentioned on this page. You are welcome to download the current document. Other clinicians may copy, share, or adapt this policy to suit your own … 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

How Facebook is Getting it Wrong: New Privacy Settings Offer Less Privacy

Facebook implemented some updated privacy features this week which were supposed to give users greater control over their privacy settings. However, alarmingly, some of the updates have left previously protected information exposed. As a mental health professional, I am deeply troubled by these changes, both in terms of how it compromises my own personal privacy, … Continued