Date of Award


Document Type

Capstone Paper


Counselor Education

First Advisor

Jo Hittner


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.

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