Facing Facebook and other social media

[Speaker] Dalen, Knut:1 AS (Norway)

Ten years ago, I published a paper entitled "To tell or not to tell. Ethical dilemmas presented by Norwegian psychologists in telephone counseling". Data from the first three years of the Ethics Telephone Counseling Service (ETCS) were published in "European Psychologist". When members of The Norwegian Psychological Association face ethical dilemmas in their professional work, they can call the ECTS. The telephone service is open two hours a week, with permanent members of the Ethics Board, rotating in the counseling capacity. Ethical dilemmas concerning confidentiality and professional secrecy were the most frequently discussed topic in the period 2001-2003. No dilemmas concerning social media were presented. Since then, social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat have become part of our daily life, whether we like it or not. What are the ethical topics related to their psychologists' professional activity on social media? A meta study on this topic will be presented.
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