Therapists, Social Networking and Blogging, Oh My!Therapists are turning out in droves to the online landscape, making our marks with blogging, article writing, social networking and other creative efforts. In Psychotherapists Unmasked on the Internet last October, I examined how this landscape had changed with the increasing prevalence of therapist websites with photos (ethically taboo not so long ago), raising interesting conversation about how we are “supposed” to be presenting (or not presenting) ourselves.

The wave of the “therapist new world order” has crashed down, and many of us are now swirling around in it. The question, “Should I have a website with a picture of myself?” is passé. The question, “Is it ethical for a therapist to publicly engage in social networking?” has been hashed over (albeit, with some debate still gurgling).

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  1. I for one am very grateful for your online presence. Thank youK

  2. Hi Lisa,

    Just wanted to add to your discussion that I too have enjoyed my time blogging and informing others of cutting edge changes within our mental health arena’s – So thank you for outlining some pro’s and con’s and like you say;

    “There are likely many traditional therapists who want nothing to do with all of this “nonsense.” Like in life, different things resonate with different people”

    I also love the phrase – “therapist new world order”

    Thanks again

    Regards
    Dawn Pugh MBACP

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