The Use of Social Media for Employment project is designed to improve VR counselors’ social media and online job search competencies. To achieve this, we propose two studies. Study 1 consists of a VR social policy analysis to explore barriers to and facilitators of effective social media use in counseling practice. We will use policy findings to develop a recommended social media policy that promotes social media and online job search strategies within counseling practice while addressing ethical and confidentiality concerns. Study 2 is broken into three phases to (1) assess current counselor use and confidence using social media and online job search strategies, (2) develop a social media and online job search training intervention, and (3) evaluate the efficacy of the intervention for increasing counselor use of social media and online job search with their consumers.
- Project dates: 2013-2018
- Funded by: National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Grant No. H133B080028
- Principal staff: Catherine Ipsen, Ph.D., Becca Goe, M.A.
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