Dr. Bonior presents practical and actionable strategies for becoming more active as public-facing voices for the promotion of mental health to their communities and the media. She discusses common challenges and barriers that make the transition to this work very different than clinical practice, along with specific paths to become more sought after as an expert voice and thought leader. Ethical considerations are explored, as well as potential benefits, drawing upon best practices and the presenter’s own experience as a psychologist in the spheres of book publishing, broadcast media, and print and online journalism.
- Identify the most common pitfalls and misconceptions surrounding media participation and public outreach by psychologists.
- Describe the benefits and drawbacks of this work, including ethical considerations, across different types of outreach.
- Apply specific strategies to grow visibility as a public-facing expert voice.