Social media presents a series of ethical challenges for mental health professionals in terms of confidentiality, blurred boundaries in the therapeutic relationship, and informed consent issues. This tutorial encourages psychotherapists to become more mindful of the ethical issues involved in posting patient quotes to social media, sharing confidential information vis-a-vis status updates, "friending" patients, Google searching patients and soliciting testimonials.
- Type of Content: Tutorial
- Title: Counseling ethics and the law
- Publisher: SAGE Publications, Ltd.
- Publication year: 2015
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- Discipline: Counseling & Psychotherapy
- Subject: Counseling Ethics & the Law, Professional Issues (general), Practical & Ethical Issues
- Duration: 00:13:46
- Keywords: confidentiality, ethical and professional codes of conduct, ethics, informed consent, psychology, psychotherapy, Social media, therapeutic relationship
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Academic: Keely KolmesOnline ISBN:9781473935259Copyright: © SAGE Publications, 2015