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  1. Roy Huggins, MS NCC
    July 8, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    Yes, indeed. Well said.

    May I add that if anyone finds it overly easy to endorse someone for a skill on LinkedIn then consider the question of how many of the people making skill endorsements are fully cognizant of what they’re doing and what it means. Between that and automatic invites for people in your contact book, LinkedIn can be tricky like that.

    I’d also like to contribute that counselors and social workers are ethically mandated to consider how they are represented in public:

    “Counselors make reasonable efforts to ensure that statements made by others about them or the profession of counseling are accurate.”
    ACA Code of Ethics, 2005, C.3.c

    “Social workers should ensure that their representations to clients, agencies, and the public of professional qualifications, credentials, education, competence, affiliations, services provided, or results to be achieved are accurate…”
    NASW Code of Ethics, 2008 revision, 4.06.c

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    • drkkolmes
      July 8, 2013 @ 8:36 pm

      Thank you, Roy. I’d intended to include the CAMFT and NASW ethics codes in that post and then forgot to add them. Thank you for rounding out the conversation.

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    April 15, 2015 @ 11:03 pm

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