Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
First Reader/Committee Chair
Social Workers make up a significant portion of mental health clinicians providing services to clients or young adults, and in today’s day and age, the popularity of social media use is increasing within the young adult population. Young adults spend hours on end on many different social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and/or Snapchat. Therefore, this study asks, what are clinician’s perspectives about social media influencing young adults with mental health concerns? This study utilized a qualitative, content analysis approach in interviewing clinicians to draw from their experience with clients who have used and interacted with social media.
This study utilized a qualitative, content analysis approach in interviewing clinicians to draw from their experience with clients who have used and interacted with social media. The findings of this study suggest that social work clinicians interviewed have found that social media has an overall negative influence on young adults, but that they have not considered the depths of its effect. The findings of this study assist in raising awareness on the ever-present and changing internet culture; and this study provides clinicians perspectives on therapeutic modalities that can best be used in practice when interacting with clients.
Valdepeña, Natalie Aliana and Lozano, Ulises Ivan, "SOCIAL MEDIA'S INFLUENCE ON YOUNG ADULTS FROM THE PERSPECTIVES OF MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIANS" (2019). Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations. 839.