Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Psychologist’s (Social) Media Voice

Presented by Nassau County Psychological Association and Adelphi Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies

A Presentation by Simon Rego, Psy.D., ABPP, ACT / Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP
Time: 8:15 am to 11:30 am

Location: Angello Alumni House - Garden City, Long Island

**There will be no fee for this presentation, but electronic handouts and seating can be guaranteed only for those who pre-register**

About the Presentation

This program helps psychologists and allied mental health professionals understand the undeniable power of social media in practice and in our everyday lives. There is virtually no part of our existence free of the influence of social media, yet psychologists have not become full and vital participants in its use. There are many reasons mental health professionals shun this mode of communication—including valid concerns about privacy and confidentiality—but many of their assumptions about social Media- care based on misunderstandings, myths, and misconceptions.

Drs. Rego and Owens show how social media has changed and improved their practices. They talk about how attendees can start making contacts on social media and with more traditional media. In addition, they introduce some of the platforms and outlets friendly to mental health professionals and demonstrate how to get started using them.
The presentation considers the ethical duties of psychologists and the kinds of limitations those place on their media participation. In addition, Drs. Rego and Owens cover how those constraints can be handled effectively so that mental health professionals can influence and empower the public with evidence-based, expert information.

About the Presenters

Simon Rego, PsyD, ABPP. ACT is Chief Psychologist at Montefiore Medical Center and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has been working with the media since 2004 and has been presenting on the topic since 2013. He currently has approximately 49,500 followers across Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Shane Owens, Ph.D., ABPP is Assistant Director of Campus Mental Health at Farmingdale State College (SUNY) and is in private practice in Commack, NY. He is the founder of, a site that ensures the voice of psychologists is heard on social media. He is a contributor to US News Health,, and He currently serves as an Executive Board member for Nassau County Psychological Association and is President of Suffolk County Psychological Association.

Address & Directions:

Angello Alumni House
154 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
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