Date of Award

2-18-2016

Document Type

Capstone Paper

Department

Counselor Education

First Advisor

Jo Hittner

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the implications of social media and technology within the counseling profession. The areas of focus include an overview of the types of digital communication mediums accessible, concerns and ethical dilemmas that arise when counseling online and using social media, the complications with using various forms of digital communication through online counseling, a brief analysis of the benefits, and lastly a guide for future counselors to use when considering entering the digital world. Technology has drastically evolved over the last decade, and managing the digital world can be difficult for some. The information provided in this paper aims to motivate counselors to use new technology by understanding the implications of their actions.

Unique Identifier

wsucedcap0000037

Rights

Educational use only. All copyright protections apply.

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