The communications media, or simply “media,” are a means of delivering information to a large audience via television, Internet, print, sound recordings, movies, or radio. Therapists may be featured in print media, such as newspapers and magazines, as well as in electronic news media and documentaries. They could also be invited to work with families on daytime talk shows and reality television shows. Additional opportunities include program development, research and consultations for executives (e.g., prescreening, critical incidence debriefing and aftercare). Therapists may also utilize media in family therapy (e.g., adopting music and movies as a clinical resource). This entry summarizes the benefits and risks of therapists working with the media, as well as the use of media in family therapy as a clinical resource.

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