Technology, social media and mental health: Part 2 – mental health hazards

by Chris Blackmore and Professor Digby Tantam

 

Published: August 2017

 

This module, the second in a two-part series, examines the ways in which the personal computer and social media impact upon wellbeing and on your work as a clinician/therapist. It highlights some of the problems with social media and how its use can have unintended negative consequences.

 

It also looks at how social media can be used for a variety of malicious purposes, suggesting mental health professionals need to be aware of this potential for harm. The module also looks at how to practise safely and ethically in an era of increasing social media use.

 

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If you like this module, you may also be interested in:

 

Technology, social media and mental health: Part 1 – contributions to psychiatry by Chris Blackmore and Professor Digby Tantam

 

Computers, the internet and the World Wide Web: an introduction for the e-therapist by Chris Blackmore and Professor Digby Tantam

 

Computer-aided cognitive behaviour therapy by Dr Lina Gega and Professor Isaac Marks

 

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SCPPE (Professional Practice and Ethics) blog: Statement on Monitoring Patients' Online World

 

BJPsych Advances: related articles for CPD Online

 

 

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This module has been substantially revised from the original Technology, social media and mental health module and published as Part 2, including previous and new content.

The first module in this series, Technology, social media and mental health: Part 1 – contributions to psychiatry, looks at some of the benefits of social media and reviews the vast amount of information online and the implications of this for mental health and for professionals in the field.

 

 

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