1.5 CE credits earned with successful completion of the Post Webinar Quiz
Title: Utilizing Social Media to Aid in the Dissemination of Information to the General Public
Abstract: The rapid rise of social media over the past decade has created numerous potential benefits to clinical psychologists, including increased ease in connecting and collaborating professionally with the media as well as increased opportunities for direct-to-consumer (DTC) marketing – both of which can aid in the dissemination of information to the general public. However, despite the fact that Internet users continue to spend more time with social media sites than any other type of site, many psychologists have been slow to embrace this movement and, as a result, now feel anxious, confused, and overwhelmed when they think about getting started (i.e., what we might think of as social media phobia)! These feelings appear to be connected to an unfamiliarity about how it all works (e.g., the websites and the technology behind them) and an uncertainty about the potential benefits of using this technology. As a result, this webinar will seek to help attendees treat their social media phobia by providing an overview of the social media movement, reviewing the major social media websites, addressing the ethical issues and risks involved, providing examples of the potential benefits, and offering guidance, tips, and examples of how to get started on various social media platforms.
Understand how the major social media websites can impact broader psychological practice
Understand the ethics and risks involved in using social media websites
Review guidelines on how to get started in building a social media presence
Gallo, K. P., Comer, J. S., & Barlow, D. H. (2013). Direct-to-consumer marketing of psychological treatments for anxiety disorders. Journal of anxiety disorders, 27(8), 793-801.
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About the Presenter: Simon A. Rego, PsyD, ABPP, ACT is Director of Psychology Training and the CBT Training Program at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY and is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Rego is a member of the Board of Directors of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, a Founding Member of the New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association, and President of the Cognitive Therapy Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Dr. Rego writes, teaches, supervises, and presents workshops on the assessment and treatment of anxiety and stress, depression, insomnia, and body-focused repetitive behaviors using CBT and/or other evidence-based psychological treatments. Dr. Rego also does a lot of work with the media, as part of his mission is to educate the public about the latest mental health news using a simple, non-sensationalized approach.