EFFECTIVE DATE: MARCH 1, 2021
Gemma Stone offers a variety of potentially beneficial interactions that may extend boundaries through role changes in the professional contracted relationship. If you have worked with Gemma Stone in the past, it is recommended that you not purchase any courses or programs through To Love This Life as they do not constitute therapy – think of these courses as a multi-media self-help book.
This is not a request or solicitation from Gemma Stone for purchase, endorsement, testimonial, or participation of clients, former clients, or any other persons who may be vulnerable to undue influence.
In such situations, Gemma Stone promotes client autonomy and provides customers with ongoing informed consent of any likely consequences (e.g., financial, legal, personal, therapeutic). Most importantly, Gemma Stone takes reasonable precautions to avoid causing emotional, physical, or social harm to individuals.
If unavoidable or unanticipated harm occurs to a client or former client, or an individual significantly involved with a client or former client, Gemma Stone will immediately demonstrate and document a reasonable attempt to remedy such harm.
SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY DISCLAIMERS
The intention for using social media for psychological professionals is for marketing, education, advocacy, thought leadership, and providing content in a technologically changing field.
We want to do this while making clients aware of the risks and benefits of engagement on social media where psychological professionals are present.
A therapeutic relationship is a professional relationship and in today’s technological climate, a social media presence or following your therapist on social media is not to be confused with a relationship outside of therapy.
Ethical, professional, and therapeutic boundaries must be followed and honoured. A counselling social media page is not psychotherapy, a replacement for a therapeutic relationship, or substitute for mental health and medical care.
A social media presence as a counselling professional is not seeking an endorsement, request, or rating from past or current clients.
No social media posts should be considered professional advice. The information contained in posts is general information for educational purposes only.
Past and current clients risk breaching their privacy and confidentiality by following, liking, re-posting, commenting, and engaging on social media platforms with counsellors.
“Direct Messaging” (DMs) is another risk to your privacy. Remember commenting and messaging between sessions is not a confidential or encouraged means of communication. Please schedule an official therapy session to discuss, explore, and ask any treatment related questions or concerns. Comments and DM’s are monitored by staff and are not confidential.
Social media is not an appropriate medium for sharing therapeutic concerns, questions, comments, or reaching out in crisis to your psychologist.
To ensure using technology, chat rooms, and/or social media in a professional manner and maintain appropriate professional boundaries, Gemma Stone does not engage in any “personal virtual relationships” that blur the professional boundary (dual relationships) by using personal accounts as the connection point for the virtual relationship with current or former clients.
We respect the privacy of our current and former clients’ presence on social media unless given consent to view such information.
Please consult your physician or mental health provider regarding advice or support for your health and wellbeing.
If you are suicidal, please call your local 24-hour hotline or 911 or emergency services.
When addressing the potential effects and benefits within any of our websites, videos, newsletters, programs or other content from tolovethislife.com, we’ve taken every effort to ensure that we accurately represent our programs and their ability to impact your life.
However, Gemma Stone does not guarantee that you will experience results in any given timeframe or that your physical, mental, psychological, or emotional well-being will be immediately or drastically improved.
Gemma Stone does not claim to diagnose or treat any specific conditions within any content found on our websites, videos, newsletters, programs or other content from stonepsychology.com, gemmastone.org or tolovethislife.com.
It is our belief that all of our ideas, tools, strategies or recommendations have been shown to have an effect for the majority of people who have successfully engaged with our content; however, nothing on our site is a guarantee to you of any particular impact or effect.
Gemma Stone’s approach through To Love This Life is intended for educational purposes only.
Information provided by this website or this company is not a substitute for individual medical advice.