Friday Evening Pre-Conference
"I Googled You!" Staying Clinically Centered
In an Online World
Laura Groshong, LICSW
Join us in a discussion on clinical issues the evening before the full day conference Friday, September 28th.
Almost everyone in the world today, including mental health professionals, has some kind of online identity. Mindful crafting of our online identities is crucial to developing solid treatment relationships in which treatment boundaries are maintained. An awareness of the meaning of Internet communication with clients is also necessary. What has come to be known as “social media,”or websites which allow people to discuss in varying levels of detail their personal and public lives, has changed the world. Mental health professionals need to be as mindful as possible about the impact their Internet identities can have upon their clinical work. Your online presence is a form of self-disclosure and a responsibility all clinicians need to consider.
Mental health professionals need to be as mindful as possible about the impact their Internet identities can have upon their clinical work. Your online presence is a form of self-disclosure and a responsibility all clinicians need to consider.
About the Presenter
Laura Groshong, LICSW, BCD earned her Masters in Social Work in 1974 from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago and received advanced training in Adult Psychotherapy at Seattle Psychoanalytic Institute. She has been in private practice with individuals, couples, and families for 32 years.
Since 1996, she has worked as a Registered Lobbyist in the state of Washington for eight mental health groups, passing several bills promoting access to mental health treatment. Since 2006, she has served as Director of Government Relations for the Clinical Social Work Association, a national organization which advocates on behalf of clinical social workers.
Friday, September 28, 2012
UW School of Social Work Room 305 A/B
4101 15th Ave. NE Seattle 98105
2.5 hour approved CE credits for pre-conference
The School of Social Work is on the corner of 41st and 15th Avenue N.E. in the University District, directly across from the Meany Parking Garage.
Parking is readily available on the street, in the parking garage, or on street level parking lots.
No Refunds will be issued for the pre-conference due to administration fees associated with registration.