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Final project for TRMA585 Developing A Professional Online Identity

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  • 1. Lani WatkinsBachelor of Science in Psychology 10 University of PhoenixMaster of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 13 George Fox University

2. This was a new way for me to network withclassmates and professionals.A great method of connecting for those whoare introverts, like me.Its a valuable asset! 3. Having an online presence is like beingexposed to the whole world.As a future therapist I need to be aware ofonline boundaries and protect my private lifeas well as my clients private lives.Here is a great Privacy Tip Sheet 4. I was skeptical towards the professionalattributes of Twitter till I startedfollowing other professionals. Now I seehow incredibly useful it is! Follow me @LaniWatkins on Twitter 5. What is Google+ video.Although I do not have a Google+ account yet,I have looked at its many attributes. Being ableto group friends separate from family inaddition to having greater privacy control,makes Google+ an appealing social media site. 6. Social media can be tricky for a future therapistand Facebook is no exception.At present, I only have a personal Facebookaccount and that is set to private; however, itseems there are merits to having a professionalFacebook account. Facebook for Therapists 7. Social media opens a host of great butpotentially harmful opportunities. If a clientdiscloses personal information on a therapistssite, the therapist could be held liable.I found Dr. Keely Holmes article veryinformative in reference to this topic.Clinicians Using Social Media by Dr. Keely Holmes 8. I assumed blogging was just an online formatfor journaling. After reading and exploring avariety of blogs I realized how wrong I was.Blogging is a great device to share informationand professional opinions.These links helped change my mind aboutblogging:9 Reasons You Should BlogHow Social Media Will ChangeMental Health Care5 Reasons Why You ShouldConsider Blogging 9. Here is a link to one of my online profiles: 10. Between Twitter, Facebook, and a plethora ofother social media sites, managing the variousonline identities can be a challenge.HootSuite is one of many sites that can helpme manage my online identity including myfuture blog! 11. Designing a personal/professional website isntas difficult as it use to be.Registering a domain is also simple as well asaffordable!There are great tools to help boost traffic toyour website. 12. The internet has allowed information to travelaround the globe at staggering speeds.Viral videos is an example of sharinginformation and having it rapidly spread fromone person to another.Kony2012 is just one such example of thespeed of information and how fast viral videoscan be. 13. Without a clear strategy to achieve specificgoals, a professional can easily get lost in theSocial Media world.Random blogs may be too generalized losing apotential target audience.As with any marketing device it is important tounderstand ones own professional goals andmake a clear outline of getting there. 14. I had never heard of Slideshare before my#TRMA585 class.Now that I have had a chance to explore thisnew-to-me site I am excited about thepossibilities! 15. The TRMA585 class has been extremelyinformative. There is such a large quantity ofinformation available it is nice to have itcondensed in a way that makes it accessible tostudents and future therapists.Thank you to Robin Ashford for being aphenomenal instructor!