Professional Development

Social Media: Friend or Foe?

Monday, March 18, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


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Social Media:  Friend or Foe?

In this era of technology, clinicians require media literacy to help digitally distracted clients recognize the emotional and psychological impact of social media on their lives.  While clients at any age are busy “sharing” they are also being shaped.  Participants will explore the influence of social media on self-esteem and self-regulation.  An overview of social media platforms will include the prevalence of use by age and gender relevant to clients as consumers or caregivers.  This course will focus on self-harm, eating disorders and substance use.  Cyberbullying will also be addressed as well as tips for raising awareness about social media use.  By examining the direct and unintentional consequences of social media, clients can be empowered to make better choices both on and offline.

Social Media:  Friend or Foe?,  Approval  #180801-647, provided by Behavioral Health Matters, is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ.  CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: August 6, 2018 through August 31, 2020.  Social workers will receive six (6) clinical continuing education hours for participating in this course.

Behavioral Health Matters, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0443.

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