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Re: Should a therapist keep a personal blog?

Posted by Lindenblüte on October 30, 2006, at 13:09:48

In reply to Re: Should a therapist keep a personal blog? » indigogal, posted by Dinah on October 30, 2006, at 12:57:56

Hey- welcome to babble :)

Anyone internet savvy enough to start and continue a diary-style blog needs to be smart enough to understand the consequences of putting their private life out on public display.

If she wanted to keep in touch with her family, she'd do better to send out group e-mails, or create a pass-word protected site.

If she wanted to write about her personal life and have it out in public, she should have picked a screen name that is covert. Especially given her line of work. I don't think it's unreasonable to expect potential clients as well as current clients to google their therapists. I've done it for every pdoc and T I've seen or considered seeing.

I think she reacted too hastily and should have found a better way to let that lead to a discussion of boundary issues. Such a conversation could really make the therapy relationship stronger, rather than inspire mistrust and unease.

see you around, I hope!




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