Counselor Educators and Social Media in Exercise

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Türkmen A., Aliyev B.

XIX. European Conference on Social and Behavioral Sciences January 30-31, 2019 – Rome, Italy., Rome, Italy, 30 - 31 January 2019, pp.19

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Rome
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.19
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Today, counseling education is frequently faced with problems arising from social media. When research literature is reviewed, the lack of scientific studies on social media in consultant education arises, and the articles referring to it do not have contradictory evidence or methodological difficulties. This research was conducted to determine the use of consultant educators and the ethical implications of social media for consultant training. Ten consultants who use social media in their classes have engaged in semi-structured interviews for use, education and ethics. As a result of the discussions, the themes were determined by using semantic data analysis model. 17 findings addressing use and ethics issues were interpreted using social constructivism and Rocco Cottone's Ethical Decision Model. The results of use have helped to determine the types of social media used, social media usage patterns, and certain benefits and disadvantages. The research revealed that the results of ethical reasoning should be ethically challenged due to the lack of consensus, and that advisor educators should adopt specific ethical practices for social media. The study concludes with the recommendations of participants of the study to educate and participate in social media.