Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type



counselor education, social media, ACA Code of Ethics

Subject Area

Counseling, Counselor Education


In light of the American Counseling Association’s ACA Code of Ethics (2014) addressing the use of social media in the counseling profession, counselor education programs must prepare to properly monitor their professional social media use. Social media is defined, followed by a review of types and uses of social media. The authors discuss a process for developing a social media policy for counselor education program including reviewing the relevant literature and ethical considerations. A suggested policy is included for counseling programs to consider. Keywords: counselor education, social media, ACA Code of Ethics





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