The ethics and practice of social media advocacy in rehabilitation counseling

Michael T. Hartley, Vilia M. Tarvydas, Sara P. Johnston

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The purpose of this article is to present the concept of social media advocacy as a way for rehabilitation counselors to assist clients who have experienced marginalization in claiming a sense of power and control over their environments. However, assisting clients to self-advocate is a complex process; therefore, a second purpose of this article is to discuss the ethics and practice of using social media to assist clients to self-advocate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-51
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Rehabilitation
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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