Like many others, I am intrigued with the amount and types of information that people, including psychology professionals, share on social media. Of course, there is the usual professional information such as education, experience, skills, accomplishments, a photo in business attire. But psychology professionals often post less professional material including vacation photos, party photos (including some very sexy photos), personal likes and dislikes, photos of their pets, their families... Sometimes these professionals make this information available to their students and clients.
Karen Wilson reviewed Sandra M. DeJong's book Blogs and Tweets, Texting and Friending: Social Media and Online Professionalism in Health Care, which discusses some of these issues.
What three simple guidelines would you give to psychology faculty, graduate students, consultants, or therapists on Internet and social media use with their students and clients?
By Karen Wilson
PsycCRITIQUES, 2014 Vol 59(29)