Lani WatkinsBachelor of Science in Psychology ‟10 University of PhoenixMaster of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling „13 George Fox University
This was a new way for me to network with classmates and professionals.A great method of connecting for those who are introverts, like me. It‟s a valuable asset!
Having an online presence is like beingexposed to the whole world.As a future therapist I need to be aware ofonline boundaries and protect my private lifeas well as my client‟s private lives.Here is a great Privacy Tip Sheet
I was skeptical towards the professionalattributes of Twitter till I startedfollowing other professionals. Now I seehow incredibly useful it is! Follow me @LaniWatkins on Twitter
“What is Google+” video.Although I do not have a Google+ account yet,I have looked at its many attributes. Being ableto group friends separate from family inaddition to having greater privacy control,makes Google+ an appealing social media site.
Social media can be tricky for a future therapistand Facebook is no exception.At present, I only have a personal Facebookaccount and that is set to private; however, itseems there are merits to having a professionalFacebook account. Facebook for Therapists
Social media opens a host of great butpotentially harmful opportunities. If a clientdiscloses personal information on a therapist‟ssite, the therapist could be held liable.I found Dr. Keely Holmes‟ article veryinformative in reference to this topic.Clinicians Using Social Media by Dr. Keely Holmes
I assumed blogging was just an online formatfor journaling. After reading and exploring avariety of blogs I realized how wrong I was.Blogging is a great device to share informationand professional opinions.These links helped change my mind aboutblogging: 9 Reasons You Should Blog How Social Media Will Change Mental Health Care 5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Blogging
Here is a link to one of my online profiles:http://about.me/laniwatkins
Between Twitter, Facebook, and a plethora ofother social media sites, managing the variousonline identities can be a challenge.HootSuite is one of many sites that can helpme manage my online identity including myfuture blog!
Designing a personal/professional website isn‟tas difficult as it use to be.Registering a domain is also simple as well asaffordable!There are great tools to help boost traffic toyour website.
The internet has allowed information to travelaround the globe at staggering speeds.Viral videos is an example of sharinginformation and having it rapidly spread fromone person to another.Kony2012 is just one such example of thespeed of information and how fast viral videoscan be.
Without a clear strategy to achieve specificgoals, a professional can easily get lost in theSocial Media world.Random blogs may be too generalized losing apotential target audience.As with any marketing device it is important tounderstand one‟s own professional goals andmake a clear outline of getting there.
I had never heard of Slideshare before my#TRMA585 class.Now that I have had a chance to explore thisnew-to-me site I am excited about thepossibilities!
The TRMA585 class has been extremelyinformative. There is such a large quantity ofinformation available it is nice to have itcondensed in a way that makes it accessible tostudents and future therapists.Thank you to Robin Ashford for being aphenomenal instructor!