Best Practices for an Online World
Most psychotherapeutic interactions are private and confidentially protected, while most interactions on social media are broadcast to the public or to a network of friends. But when psychologists interact in both spheres, they do risk violating clients’ confidentiality or crossing boundaries. This article offers wisdom for psychologists working with clients in today's era of online communications.
Part of the APA Monitor’s CE Corner article series.
- Explain the relevant ethical concerns associated with participating in online social networking websites.
- Clarify concerns and limitations of privacy associated with increased Internet transparency.
- Describe best ethical practices for psychologists who use social networking websites.
Daniel G. Lannin and Norman A. Scott, PhD
The CE Corner programs are in collaboration with the APA Monitor on Psychology Office.
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