Dr. Dawn McBride, owner of Dawn Psychological Services, Corp.
Registered Psychologist (clinical) since 2003 & Tenured Associate Professor (20+ years teaching)
Academic & Clinical Expertise: Canadian Professional Ethics, Complex Trauma, & Challenging Cases
USA Trained In: EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Structural Dissociation, & Transactional Analysis
MAY I POST A REVIEW OF YOUR SERVICES?
No, thank you. I would ask that you do not review my services. WHY NOT? The Standards of Practice from the College of Alberta Psychologists state it is unethical for psychologists (me) to solicit testimonials. If you choose to write something about my practice on social media, I worry also that you will be sharing information about yourself in a public forum, and this information will remain 'forever' on the Internet. In addition, I am not permitted to respond to social media reviews (see below).
WILLL YOU RESPOND TO A REVIEW?
No. Unlike other business owners who may respond to their social media reviews, as a psychologist, I am required to provide confidentiality to my clients. This means I am NOT PERMITTED to respond in any way that acknowledges whether someone has been in my care.
Thank you to Kolmes you posted a sample of such a policy with permission to borrow from it:
. Drkkolmes. Retrieved from: https://drkkolmes.com/Keeley Kolmes social media policyKolmes, K. (2008).