Social Media Therapy in Counselingby Misha on 09/17/2013
Social media therapy is a form of expressive arts therapy that uses the act of creating user-generated content within as a means of fostering human insight, development, and healing. It is a postmodern approach that posits the notion that virtual reality is the result of social construction. It is an integrative model that combines aspects of art therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, writing therapy, solution-focused therapy, collaborative therapy, and narrative therapy and situates them within the interpersonal sphere of the public domain. Within social media therapy, therapists and clients engage in synchronous or asynchronous dialogue by way audio, visual, and textual exchanges in a shared, virtual space. The result is a digital story that is published online to serve therapeutic ends.