Websites and Web Presence

An educational article series in 5 articles, with Further Reading and Resources at the end

Everyone needs a website. And more importantly, everyone has a web presence whether they want it or not!

Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of errors made when it comes to clinicians’ web presence. Whether they’re marketing errors or ethics errors, we decided we would do our part to help correct them.

To that end, we present this article collection.

What Is This Again?

Person-Centered Tech has been publishing free articles on technology in mental health practice since 2012. The following is a curated series of those articles, painstakingly updated for the current moment and placed in an order to help you get the most benefit from them.

The following articles are numbered according to our recommended reading order. Of course you may buck our system and read them however you wish.

Seem Like a Lot of Articles To Read At Once??

The Articles

The first article is our most popular in the web presence category. It was written for a blog carnival with Tamara Suttle. We found it so useful, though, that we decided to also have it head up this article collection.

These free, informative articles are brought to you by Brighter Vision!
Wondering why this is here? See our sponsorship policy for details.

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Roy with coffee mugRoy says: Brighter Vision is one of just a few managed web design and hosting services that works exclusively with mental health professionals. We recommend Brighter Vision for therapists who can make good use of: 1) low startup costs for a professionally-designed website and 2) ongoing support with adding, designing and optimizing new pages and blog posts. Learn more about Brighter Vision websites for therapists and get a free month

If you aren’t familiar with the ins and outs of copyrights and posting materials on websites, we ask you to please read the next two articles. We’ve occasionally seen practice marketing advisors who advise clinicians to do things that violate copyrights and ethics codes. These article aren’t too heavy duty and there isn’t a ton to learn. But it’s important nonetheless!

The next article is very short and sweet. But it was a followup to a really big example of how copyright violations on websites can have serious repercussions.

These free, informative articles are brought to you by Brighter Vision!
Wondering why this is here? See our sponsorship policy for details.

Brighter Vision Image

Roy with coffee mugRoy says: Brighter Vision is one of just a few managed web design and hosting services that works exclusively with mental health professionals. We recommend Brighter Vision for therapists who can make good use of: 1) low startup costs for a professionally-designed website and 2) ongoing support with adding, designing and optimizing new pages and blog posts. Learn more about Brighter Vision websites for therapists and get a free month

By now, most of us know that soliciting testimonials from clients is unethical. That doesn’t mean we can’t leverage some parts of the social media world to help us market our practices. These next two articles are where we lay out some strategies that can work and some that don’t.

While reviews from clients are, for the most part, unethical, reviews from colleagues aren’t necessarily so. There are a few issues to consider before seeking them, however, as we lay out in this next article.

These free, informative articles are brought to you by Brighter Vision!
Wondering why this is here? See our sponsorship policy for details.

Brighter Vision Image

Roy with coffee mugRoy says: Brighter Vision is one of just a few managed web design and hosting services that works exclusively with mental health professionals. We recommend Brighter Vision for therapists who can make good use of: 1) low startup costs for a professionally-designed website and 2) ongoing support with adding, designing and optimizing new pages and blog posts. Learn more about Brighter Vision websites for therapists and get a free month

Further Reading and Resources

You want to read through our other article collections, as well. Click here for the full list.