Online Social Media and the Group Psychotherapist:What the Internet Means for All of Us<br />AGPA Saturday March 5, 2011<b...
To Friend or Not to Friend<br />The Pros and Cons ofCommunication<br />With Clients Online<br />Shari Baron, MSN, CNS, CGP...
What are the positive and negative aspects of electronic communication with clients?<br />
Boundary crossings vs. Boundary violations<br />Deviation from traditional, strict, “only in the office,” forms of therapy...
Boundary Crossings vs. Boundary Violations<br />Harmful boundary violations<br />Violation of professional practice<br />P...
Utilizing Email Correspondence as an Adjunct to Face-to-Face Meetings <br />Dis-inhibition when not F2F <br />Use of trans...
Utilizing email correspondence as an adjunct to face-to-face meetings <br />Writing down one’s thoughts is a powerful tool...
Email – positives and negatives<br />Appointment planning<br />Billing<br />Serious discussions<br />Writing about traumat...
Email – positives and negatives<br />Can miss cues <br />Not everyone can write fluently<br />Cut and paste issues<br />De...
FacebookandOther Social Networking Sites<br />Major privacy and boundary crossing issues <br />How private to keep one’s i...
To Google or not to Google?<br />Review the web site of a patient? <br />Conduct an online search? <br />
To Google or not to Google?<br />Therapist personal information <br />Blog <br />Website <br />Facebook<br />LinkedIn<br />
Risks of Online Interaction<br />Boundary issues<br />Time<br />Privacy of clients<br />Privacy of therapist<br />What if ...
HIPPA Considerations<br />
Skype / Video Conferencing with Clients<br />Place, timing, distractions<br />Primary therapy experience<br />Mootu<br />U...
Financial Issues<br />PayPal<br />Check mailing<br />
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  1. 1. Online Social Media and the Group Psychotherapist:What the Internet Means for All of Us<br />AGPA Saturday March 5, 2011<br />Early Bird Open Sessions7:45 – 8:45 A.M.<br />Session 223<br />
  2. 2. To Friend or Not to Friend<br />The Pros and Cons ofCommunication<br />With Clients Online<br />Shari Baron, MSN, CNS, CGP<br />shariyb@aol.com<br />
  3. 3. What are the positive and negative aspects of electronic communication with clients?<br />
  4. 4. Boundary crossings vs. Boundary violations<br />Deviation from traditional, strict, “only in the office,” forms of therapy<br />Issues of self disclosure, length and place of sessions, physical touch, activities outside the office, gift exchange, social and other non-therapeutic contact and various forms of dual relationships<br />
  5. 5. Boundary Crossings vs. Boundary Violations<br />Harmful boundary violations<br />Violation of professional practice<br />Prospectively assess this crossing might retrospectively viewed by professional ethics committees <br />
  6. 6. Utilizing Email Correspondence as an Adjunct to Face-to-Face Meetings <br />Dis-inhibition when not F2F <br />Use of transference and countertransference<br />
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  8. 8. Utilizing email correspondence as an adjunct to face-to-face meetings <br />Writing down one’s thoughts is a powerful tool<br />Redirect written communication back into the individual or group session<br />
  9. 9. Email – positives and negatives<br />Appointment planning<br />Billing<br />Serious discussions<br />Writing about traumatic events<br />Sharing of media, jokes, photographs, articles, etc. <br />
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  11. 11. Email – positives and negatives<br />Can miss cues <br />Not everyone can write fluently<br />Cut and paste issues<br />Delayed email response<br />Choice of font style<br />Change in tone or message frequency<br />
  12. 12. FacebookandOther Social Networking Sites<br />Major privacy and boundary crossing issues <br />How private to keep one’s information <br />
  13. 13.
  14. 14. To Google or not to Google?<br />Review the web site of a patient? <br />Conduct an online search? <br />
  15. 15. To Google or not to Google?<br />Therapist personal information <br />Blog <br />Website <br />Facebook<br />LinkedIn<br />
  16. 16. Risks of Online Interaction<br />Boundary issues<br />Time<br />Privacy of clients<br />Privacy of therapist<br />What if Googled?<br />
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  18. 18. HIPPA Considerations<br />
  19. 19. Skype / Video Conferencing with Clients<br />Place, timing, distractions<br />Primary therapy experience<br />Mootu<br />Useful adjunct to F2F sessions<br />
  20. 20. Financial Issues<br />PayPal<br />Check mailing<br />

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