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AED Social Media Committee's Tips for Clinicians Getting Started on Social Media

At the ICED2013 in Montreal, the AED Social Media Committee presented a workshop, "Facebook, Twitter, and LinkdIn, Oh My! Safe and Ethical Social Media Use in Eating Disorder Clinical Practice and Research." The below information, handed out at the session, was compiled to help members start using social media professionally.

Facebook, Twitter, and LinkdIn, Oh My!
Safe and Ethical Social Media Use in Eating Disorder Clinical Practice and Research

2013 ICED, Montreal, Canada

Stephanie Zerwas, PhD.
Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D.
Jennifer J. Thomas, Ph.D.
Theresa Fassihi, Ph.D.

Key Links and Contacts:

AED’s facebook page - "Like" us!:

AED’s LinkedIN page - Join!:

AED’s Twitter page - Follow us!:

Follow today’s presenters and members of AED’s social media committee on Twitter (and send us a tweet to say you’re an AED member and we’ll follow you back):

Lauren Muhlheim, Co-Chair,
Bridget Whitlow, Co-Chair,
Carrie Arnold,
Elizabeth Claydon,
Sigrun Danielsdottir,
Nick Hudson Swogger,
Tony Paulson,
Millie Plotkin
Stacey Rosenfeld,
Ashley Solomon,
Alli Spotts-De Lazzer,
Evelyn Tribole, 

Helpful Articles About Using Social Media in Professional Practice

Facebook pages for Therapists:  How to Set Up a Practice Page
5 Twitter Tricks to Promote Your Practice Online

A refresher course on Facebook privacy controls

Facebook pages 

Keely Kolmes articles for clinicians using social media

Keely Kolmes' social media policy

American Medical Association Social Media Guidelines 

AED Social Media Committee twitter guide

AED Social Media Committee Reasons to be on LinkedIN

Helpful Blogs

Eating Disorder Hope: The top 25 Eating Disorder Blogs

Kevin Pho, MD

Online Digital Ethics Courses for Clinicians: 

YouTube Webinar

Behavioral Healthcare and Social Media:  Managing Your Online Reputation, Valant Medical Solutions, in collaboration with Dr. John Luo, 

Books to Demystify Social Media:

Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations (by Clay Shirky)

Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook (And Other Social Networks) (by Dave Kerpen)

Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business (by Erik Qualman)

Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices (by Kevin Pho, MD)