Why you'll love this course

Many therapists struggle with social media, even as we are active on social. We wrestle with how much time to spend there, and how much information about ourselves to make public.

Course description

In this course, you'll learn about the concerns associated with social media in mental health -- and how to work within your legal and ethical boundaries to create a social media presence that is worthwhile.

Relevant ethical standards of various mental health professional associations are discussed, alongside discussion of specific risks associated with social media. Specific example posts are used to illustrate those risks. The course concludes with discussion of policy options for those wishing to actively address social media issues in their practice.

Learning objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate at least two risks to clients when social media boundaries are unclear.

  • Articulate at least two risks to therapists when social media boundaries are unclear.

  • Develop or update their own social media policies in accordance with current standards.

Instructor

Benjamin Caldwell, PsyD

Benjamin Caldwell, PsyD

Education Director, SimplePractice Learning

Benjamin Caldwell, PsyD is a California-licensed marriage and family therapist (#42723). He currently serves as adjunct faculty for California State University Northridge in Los Angeles and The Wright Institute in Berkeley. He is the author of several books, including Basics of California Law for LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs, and Saving Psychotherapy. He has served on the AAMFT Ethics Committee, and for several years as Chair of the Legislative and Advocacy Committee for AAMFT-California.

Reviews

Relevant and Helpful

Heather Janz

If you are wondering how social media can affect or help your practice as a mental health professional, you should take this course! Ben Caldwell was a good choice to have as a presenter. The online course was easily accessible and I watched it on...

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If you are wondering how social media can affect or help your practice as a mental health professional, you should take this course! Ben Caldwell was a good choice to have as a presenter. The online course was easily accessible and I watched it on my own time.

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Good information about ethical social media practices

jamie Dana

The videos in this series were well done and informative. It would be nice if the text was written out as well to help with retention of information.

The videos in this series were well done and informative. It would be nice if the text was written out as well to help with retention of information.

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