Although previous generations probably did not swap cat pictures or tell 350 of their acquaintances what they ate for dinner, even the most seasoned among us has to pause when we think about life before social media. People use their private social media accounts for a variety of reasons and clinicians are no different. Perhaps you are looking for a new job or even a relationship through social media. Or maybe you use social media to decompress by doing online workouts and watching Dr. Pimple Popper videos. Whatever the case, the chances are good you will run into a client on social media. This article explores some of the most common scenarios a clinician will encounter and the ethical implications of receiving a friend request from a client. Here are some of the most common scenarios you will encounter in the field.
Articles by Amy Muscarello
I'm a proud pet owner, writer, and kitchen mad scientist who works in the mental health industry. An observer-type since Day One, I have been interested in the social sciences for as long as I can remember. I am a 15-year vet of this industry, mostly as a case manager and substance abuse counselor, and am grateful to Time2Track for this opportunity to interact with the next generation.