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).