Counselors have been focused on traditionally trained models of counseling that emphasize real time, face-to-face communication.
Clients are using new media methods in Web 2.0 formats to gain support, form relationships, express identity, release emotion, discuss problems, and consider life changes, is foreign to a counselor’s way of work. What once was a trend for technology sophisticated individuals has moved into mainstream for clients and counselors.
Social Media is an additional means that people choose to interact that the counseling profession has yet to develop an understanding. This website will review the current typology of social media (chat, microblogging, blogging, wikis, photo sharing, digital story telling, social networks, virtual worlds) and provide examples of how counselors can be using these networks as a way to engage clients.