Ethics Salon - Vancouver (October 24, 2017)

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Ashley Heiner, Ph.D., R. Psych.

Date & Time
October 24, 2017
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Creekside Community Recreation Centre
Meeting Room 2
1 Athletes Way
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4


Topic: "The Google Dilemma": Ethics of Using Internet and Social Media Data in Clinical and Forensic Psychological Practice

Should psychologists 'Google' their clients? With more data available online about clients through avenues like social media, there is an emerging need for professional guidelines to address client-targeted Googling.  


Ashby, G. A., O'Brien, A., Bowman, D., Hooper, C., Stevens, T., & Lousada, E. (2015). Should psychiatrists ‘Google’ their patients?BJ Psych Bull39(6), 278-283. 

 Baker, M. J., George, D. R., & Kauffman, G. L. (2015). Navigating the Google blind spot: An emerging need for professional guidelines to address patient-targeted Googling.

Cole, A. (2016). Patient-Targeted Googling and Psychiatry: A Brief Review and Recommendations in Practice. American Journal of Psychiatry Residents' Journal11(05), 7-9.

Fisher, C. E., & Appelbaum, P. S. (2017). Beyond Googling: The Ethics of Using Patients’ Electronic Footprints in Psychiatric Practice. Harvard Review of Psychiatry. 

Pirelli, G., Otto, R. K., & Estoup, A. (2016). Using internet and social media data as collateral sources of information in forensic evaluations. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice47(1), 12.


Restrictions: Attendance is restricted to registrants of the College of Psychologists of BC.


About the Ethics Salons

  • Underground Parking is available at $5 flat rate (located at the west side of the building, Lot#68).
  • The Salon is an informed discussion of ideas, theories, dilemmas, and ways to evolve and become more mindful in the pursuit of an ethical practice of psychology. The setting is informal, with guided discussion from the facilitator.
  • Salon registrants will not be receiving a Continuing Education certificate from the BCPA office after registering for and attending the Ethics Salons. You may keep track and submit your hours to the College for credit.
  • Registrants are responsible for accessing and printing the paper that will be discussed during each Salon. A link to the discussion materials will be provided in an e-mail reminder that you will be receiving few days before the Salon you registered for.
  • Registrants are responsible for reviewing the Ethics Salon Guidelines before attending each Salon.

Cancellation Policy
All registrations are final. Registrations are non-transferable, and there will be no refunds. However, if you realize that you will not be able to attend the Salon, please let us know at least two business days in advance to allow psychologists on the waiting list to attend.

By Registering for this event, you understand and agree that your name will be submitted to the College of Psychologists of BC by all those seeking Continuing Education Credits for attendance at this event.

October 24th, 2017 6:30 PM   through   8:30 PM
Creekside Community Recreation Centre
1 Athletes Way
Vancouver, BC V5Y 0B1
Phone: 604-257-3050
Non-member fee $ 15.00
Member fee $ 10.00