Using Social Media as a Professional Counselor
Dr. Stephen D. Kennedy, Director of Member Services, Chi Sigma Iota
Mr. Jared S. Rose, Doctoral Student in Counselor Education and Supervision, The University of Toledo
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
Social media can help you to share updates with stakeholders and educate them about your role as a professional counselor. In this webinar, we will review common types of social media and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using each type in a professional context. The presenters will provide strategies for creating effective messages to share with the clients, prospective clients, and other stakeholders who "follow" you on social media. Because use of social media is addressed in the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics, we will discuss updates to the code and the relevant ethical implications. We will talk about the importance of differentiating between personal and professional use of social media and consider how to establish appropriate boundaries.By participating in this webinar, you will:
• Receive an overview of the types of social media that can be used professionally.
• Learn strategies for communicating effectively with "followers" on social media.
• Examine the ethical implications of using social media in your role as a professional counselor.
Dr. Stephen D. Kennedy is Chi Sigma Iota's Director of Member Services, and he previously served as CSI's Project Director and Social Networking Consultant. After earning a master’s degree in school counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Stephen worked as a counselor at Northeast Guilford High School. He received CSI International’s Outstanding Practitioner Award in 2010 and the UNCG Department of Counseling and Educational Development's Distinguished Practitioner Award in 2011. Stephen earned a Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education at North Carolina State University, where he was President of CSI’s Nu Sigma Chi chapter. He chaired CSI's Professional Member Committee and served as Government Relations Chair and Technology Chair for the North Carolina School Counselor Association. Stephen has led presentations on the relationship between technology use and wellness, using technology as a school counselor, career development, and professional advocacy at national and state counseling conferences.
Jared S. Rose is a licensed professional counselor (Ohio), national certified counselor, and a past Chi Sigma Iota Leadership Fellow, who provides counseling services in both private practice and community mental health settings. He has produced over 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals, books, state-wide education curricula, and public media outlets; provided more than 75 conference presentations and educational trainings at regional, state, national, and international arenas; and given 2-dozen educational television and radio broadcasts. Currently pursuing his doctorate in counselor education and supervision at the University of Toledo, he continues to teach and research in his areas of expertise including ethical issues in the counseling profession, HIV/AIDS, sex/gender minorities, sex/sexual health therapy, human trafficking, and the impact of culture on sexualization of children and the sexual exploitation of women/girls.
CSI Webinars are free to active members and $39 for guests.
Registration for the live webinar is now closed. If you are unable to attend the live webinar, you may access the recorded webinar for a CEU clock hour as well; it will be posted on the Recorded Webinars page within 72 hours after the live event.
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