Chapter 3: An Introduction to Social Media Standards for Mental Health Professionals
Part 2: Social Media Risks for Psychologists
Psychologists, when you decided to pursue your career in psychology, your studies probably led you time and time again back to one founding principle: do no harm. But with the ever-changing digital landscape in which you work, "harm" may be a loose and evolving concept.
In this section, we'll explore how the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct can be applied to ethical challenges you may face when using social media. We'll also explore how you can best keep these risks at bay.
Next: Confidentiality, Psychologists, and Social Media: A Slippery Slope