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Is it unethical for a licensed therapist to have a weekly show on YouTube?

Asked by rockfan (9394points) March 13th, 2018 from iPhone

Kati Morton is a popular mental health blogger on YouTube and while I really like her content, it’s a little worrying to me that she’s also a licensed therapist. Her clients can anonymously comment on her videos and get feedback from her. Which probably happens often because she replies to every comment. Your thoughts?

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canidmajor's avatar

Forgive me for not understanding the point here, but why would that be unethical?

janbb's avatar

I don’t get it either. As long as she is not revealing details and names from private therapy sessions, what would be the ethical issue?

CWOTUS's avatar

As presented without details – and as previously noted by @canidmajor and @janbb – there’s no reason on its face for the issue to be a concern – at all.

If she’s doing “a therapy session on YouTube”, well, that might be different, especially if her client / patient is in any way identifiable. (And people are always identifiable.)

What’s your particular concern?

elbanditoroso's avatar

Why would it unethical? As long as she doesn’t name names or closely identify a patient, what’s the problem?

zenvelo's avatar

There are two major schools of thought on therapy – one is that the therapist is not known, or connected with the client, outside of the therapy office. The other that the therapist models behavior for clients.

It isn’t a matter of ethics, it is a matter of style.

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