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Clinical and Ethical Considerations for Psychologists, Counselors, and Clinicians Using the Internet.

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  • Digital and Social Media Ethics for Psychotherapists (IEPsy)Clinical and Ethical Considerations for Psychologists, Counselors, and Clinicians Using the Internet.
    by MalihehTaheri
    Psychologist
    mali@malihehtaheri.com
    www.malihehtaheri.com
  • Overview
    Online Transparency of Clients and Therapists
    Social Networking: Friend Requests, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn
    Emails between Therapists and Patients, Record Keeping Practices, and Laptop Security
    Social Media Policies, Codes of Ethics, Guidelines, and Resources
  • Learning Objectives
    Psychology
    Technology
    Benefits
    Ethics
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  • Introduction
    Technological “Natives” & “Immigrants”
    Before and After 1960/70
    Digital Ethics (Video)
    The Internet’s ethical challenges
    Should you Google your clients?
    Should you ‘friend’ a student on Facebook?
    My Private Practice Social Media Policy
    Social Networking
    Facebook, Linkedin, Myspace etc…
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  • Online Transparency
    Unintentional Online Disclosures by Psychotherapists
    Intentional Disclosure by Psychotherapists
  • 5 Types of Self-Disclosure:
    The Google Factor: Therapists' Unwitting Self-Disclosure On The Net. 
    New Therapist, 57, September/October, p. 16-22, By OferZur, Ph.D.
  • How Clients May Find Online Information About Therapists
  • ‘consider any thing you write online as being tattooed on your head
  • Clients' Curiosity, Due Diligence, Intrusion and Cyber-Stalking
    Curiosity
    • Healthy clients
    • Web site,…
    thorough search
    • more seriously
    • potential therapist
    • joining social networks
    • pay for an online service
    Intrusive search
    • cheaper
    • highly private information
    Illegal search
  • General Guidelines Regarding Internet Transparency
    Therapists should always assume that everything what they post online, may be read by their clients.
    Google yourself regularly
    Professional Life
    seek expert consultations
    be very careful in discussing case studies online
    Therapists should always assume that everything what they post online, may be read by their clients.
    Personal Life
  • Activity
    search Yourself online
  • Removing Negative Information from the Internet
    Identify the Nature of the Information
    Figure Out the Source
    Try to Resolve it
    Whom to Contact?
    Where to Turn for Help?
    Reputation defender http://www.reputationdefender.com/
  • What is Social Networking
  • Facebook Statistics Singapore
    Number of users on Facebook in Singapore: 2 413 340
    Number of male users on Facebook in Singapore: 1 172 380
    Number of female users on Facebook in Singapore: 1 173 520
    Penetration of Facebook in Singapore to population: 51.34 %
    Penetration of Facebook in Singapore to online population: 65.97 %
  • Managing Facebook as a Mental Health professional
    Facebook is a social space which can quickly overlap into our professional lives making it harder to distinguish between personal and professional activities.
    By KeelyKolmeswww.drkkolmes.com
  • Profiles vs. Pages
  • Making a Business Page
  • Should Mental Health Professionals Block Clients on Facebook?
    • Does it work? NO
    • More privacy infringement
    - So does this all mean that you should just forget about Facebook entirely?
  • Setting Up Privacy Settings
  • Psychotherapy, Online Social Networking, and Ethics
    Ethics and the Internet
    Social Networking Sites
    Patterns of Social Networking Site Use
  • Social Networking Sites
    The most popular of these are Facebook and MySpace, although others, such as LinkedIn and Friendster, also have followings, albeit to a lesser extent (Salaway & Caruso, 2008)
    Positive
    Social Effects
    Negative
    Social Effects
  • SPS Code of Professional Ethics
    SPS - Principle 6. Confidentiality
    Identification
    Permission
    Exceptions
    Publication
    SPS- Principle 8. Client Relationship
    Client's decision
    Dual relationship
    Exceptions
  • APA Code of Professional Ethics
    4. Privacy And Confidentiality
    4.01 Maintaining Confidentiality
    4.02 Discussing the Limits of Confidentiality Risks to privacy
    4.03 Record Keeping permission
    4.04 Minimizing Intrusions on Privacy
    4.05 Disclosures prohibited by law
    4.06 Consultations
    4.07 Use of Confidential Information
  • APA Code of Professional Ethics
    6. Record Keeping and Fees
    Use coding
    3.05 Multiple Relationship
    Functions as a psychologist
    Exceptions/No harm
    Takes reasonable steps to resolve
    Clarify role expectations
  • Email and Laptop Security
  • General Guidelines and Practice
    "Covered Entity“
    Security password
    Backup, backup and … backup
    firewall
    virus protection
    Consult with computer experts
    Encryption software programs
    Treat the laptop like the cash in your wallet
  • Email Tips for Clinicians
    Initial Contact
    Shared Email Lists
    Social Networking Sites
    Software and Software Security
    Policies
  • Summary
    Challenges
    Technological, Personal, Time
    What we have learned
    Mastery is not achieved overnight
    Keep Our eyes on the goal
    On line course suggested,
    http://www.zurinstitute.com/homeonlinealpha.html#dd
  • Resources
    Online Continuing education, ZurInstitute, LLC
    http://ww.zurinstitute.com/
    Singapore Psychological Society (SPS)
    http://www.singaporepsychologicalsociety.org/
    American Psychological Association
    http://apa.org/
  • Questions?
  • Thank you
    Dr. OferZur,
    Dr. KeelyKolmes
    And you for your patience and curiosity to participate in my presentation