Technologically Mediated Psychoanalytic Treatment During The Pandemic: how it’s changed us and how we make it work
Presented by Gillian Isaacs Russell, Ph.D. and Todd Essig, Ph. D. and recorded on 11th July 2020.
In this free webinar, Gillian Isaacs Russell, author of Screen Relations: The Limits of Computer-Mediated Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (Karnac, 2015) and Todd Essig, currently co-chair of APsaA’s COVID-19 Advisory Team, shared their thoughts about how to make informed decisions while leading a discussion of the impact on clinicians of pandemic-based screen-mediated treatment.
They explored differences between screen relations and actual presence; how those differences influence clinical processes and outcomes; and what concepts, skills, and strategies can be developed to help make remote treatment work. Finally, they engaged in a discussion of what might happen, once it is safe to do so, when we re-emerge into a very different post-pandemic world.