In March, I will be headed to Washington D.C. to present at the Psychotherapy Networkers Conference with a friend and colleague, Marina London. Below is a brief description of the workshop. It will be an all day program.
Workshop #: 117 – The Joys of Social Networking
Marina London and Michael Klaybor
You know there are a lot of new social-media technologies out there and suspect you really must learn them, but it’s just all too overwhelming. Help is here! If you can power-up a laptop, surf the Internet, and send an e-mail, you can easily learn to use these and other platforms to make new contacts, influence people, and increase your professional visibility. In this workshop, we’ll review–from a therapist’s perspective–the current social media, including Web 2.0, and the most important platforms–Twitter, Skype, Ning, blogging, etc. You’ll get hands-on practice at setting up a blog and leave the workshop having posted your first one! You’ll also learn how to set up an effective and professional Twitter presence. We’ll discuss the ethical, legal, and practice guidelines for these activities as well. Participants who want to learn how to Twitter and blog must bring their own laptops and be able to connect to the Internet.
Marina London, M.S.S.W., is the author of iWebU, a weekly blog about the Internet and new media for technophobic mental health professionals.
Michael Klaybor, Ed.D., a professional counselor for more than 25 years, has developed an online treatment program for women with high-risk pregnancies.