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Social Networking & Self-Disclosure:
to “Friend” or not to “Friend”…
The Very Gray Area of TMH Dual Relationships
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Peer-Reviewed Journal Article References:
Barnett, J. E., & Kolmes, K. (2016). The practice of tele-mental health: Ethical, legal, and clinical issues for practitioners. Practice Innovations, 1(1), 53–66.
Goetter, E. M., Frumkin, M. R., Palitz, S. A., Swee, M. B., Baker, A. W., Bui, E., & Simon, N. M. (2020). Barriers to mental health treatment among individuals with social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. Psychological Services, 17(1), 5–12.
Hill, C. E., Knox, S., & Pinto-Coelho, K. G. (2018). Therapist self-disclosure and immediacy: A qualitative meta-analysis. Psychotherapy, 55(4), 445–460.
Moberg, F. B., & Anestis, M. D. (2015). A preliminary examination of the relationship between social networking interactions, Internet use, and thwarted belongingness. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 36(3), 187–193.
Pagnotta, J., Blumberg, F. C., Ponterotto, J. G., & Alvord, M. K. (2018). Adolescents’ perceptions of their therapists’ social media competency and the therapeutic alliance. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 49(5-6), 336–344.
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