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Current Findings in Psychology
Information technology is representative of powerful forces at work in our society. The concern to address mental health has, and continues to remain a major public health concern within the United States. Within the mental health industry alone, the quality and interest of reaching people who are struggling through means of online communication and social networking sites is a topic that has intrigued professionals who work with and treat clients in a therapeutic setting.
Social media networking and online communication are excellent tools utilized for the mass dissemination of information. Examples include: networking and advertising, as well as overall exposure, awareness, and outreach. Online communication involves use of technology such as email, communication through social media networking sites, messaging through online therapy hubs, FaceTime, Skype, etc.
New risks arise from new technology. The use of the Internet for social media marketing and client outreach and communication is ever evolving. Even if you do not practice therapy over the Internet, any use of technology and online communication with new and potential clients poses risk for violating legal and ethical standards. The majority of infractions is a result of lack of knowledge regarding current guidelines, and is unintentional. Familiarize yourself with the legal and ethical guidelines
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Perhaps you already have a social media presence, but are looking to fine tune and strengthen your unique brand. Are you familiar with the legal and ethical guidelines for online usage? Keeping up to date with current standards is essential.
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Part of that comes from building public trust online utilizing the best approaches to help you reach your biggest audience to date. Let us work together to come up with a dynamic and exciting way to tell your story.
The use of social media networking is an excellent tool for therapists and clients alike.
I created BrandAid, LLC because I am passionate about forming a bridge to connect appropriate mental health professionals with individuals who are struggling. The use of social media is a powerful method to jumpstart the process of hope, relief, and healing change.
My published research paired with practicing as a Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (e-therapy) has given me the necessary knowledge and experience to assist those entering the mental health profession in the digital age. My goal is to provide you with valuable information needed to better understand the online work environment you are about to embark on. Armed with this knowledge, less misunderstanding and limitations to providing treatment will likely occur for you as the therapist.
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Dr. Susan Finley is a published researcher, educator, and mental health advocate. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider, and Certified Suicide Prevention Instructor under the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Currently teaching Research & Evaluation Methods for Mental Health Professionals, TeleMental Health Counseling (e-Therapy), and Counseling in the Digital Age at the graduate level, Dr. Finley is also an Associate Adjunct Professor at Santa Monica College within the International Counseling Department, instructing undergraduate students from over 110 countries. She received her Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) from Pepperdine University in Organizational Leadership, Master of Science (MS) in Mental Health Counseling from Pace University, and Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Media and Psychology from Fordham University in New York City.
Dr. Finley’s work illuminates the ways in which mental health professionals are exploring methods of counseling through online communication and social networking sites to improve their practice and reach more clients, thus helping increasing numbers of people while earning a greater profit. She is particularly invested in studying the legal and ethical “grey areas” encountered while using social media in one’s private practice.
Dr. Finley is actively involved in the community doing advocacy work in suicide prevention and intervention (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) for military and civilian. When not teaching online or in the classroom, she enjoys hiking, running, and rowing and believes in the strong connection between mind, body, and spirit. Originally from New York, Dr. Finley has resided in Los Angeles since 2009.
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