Web 2.0- How will technology impact your therapy practice?

December 1st, 2010

I got the issue of  MHISIG today-The Newsletter of the Mental Health Informatics Special Interest Group, of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK and my head was spinning with possibilities. If you have yet to embrace technology in your practice, you may be missing connecting with clients (and new ways of engaging in professional development)-in ways you couldn’t even imagine 10 years ago.

The MHISIG newsletter does a nice job explaining how Web 1.0 was about disseminating information, and Web 2.0 is about connections and collaboration, and as a healer and helper this is a new paradigm of connecting with clients. So what options do you have using Web 2.0 to connect and serve more people? Well you can learn more about online therapy, chat/text therapy, or join second life and conduct Avatar therapy. You may find yourself relying on your smart phone to access information and to connect with clients…and that’s just the start.

We are on the frontier of a new world when it comes to helping our clients. Right now more and more clients are seeking help in ways that will provide them with comprehensive support, resources, and encouragement, in a more flexible manner. I imagine 1:1 face-to-face therapy will be a rarity in 10 years, as therapists embrace the flexibility of working from a virtual office (who wouldn’t like the flexibility of that).

The beautiful gift in embracing Web 2.0 (and beyond) is that you will be able to create change on a larger level than seeing clients 1:1 in your office; which means 1000’s of people a year can receive your help and make tremendous changes in their lives because of the accessibility of your gifts via technology.

Yes, Toto we are not in Kansas anymore, and now’s the time to take the leap forward in your practice! If you need some support to help you navigate technology and ways to connect with you more clients, they you’ll want to claim your seat at the upcoming Tele-Forum. CLICK HERE to Learn More!

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