Date: Friday 26 May
Time: 7:30pm – 9pm
Cost: €15 – €40
The IFPP are delighted to host a seminar with Dr Jill Scharff on the use of technology to practice psychotherapy in an online world.
The social isolation and uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic created a crisis in mental health. In response, psychotherapists and psychoanalysts had to turn to telephone or videoconference technology to allow for continuity of patient care, although many of them had been against the use of technology as a degradation of clinical care, and were unprepared for the shift in practice. Now there is widespread experience of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy online, and plenty of literature on the challenges of working online with patients. Dr. Scharff will describe this change in the global psychotherapeutic online environment and will discuss the pros and cons of the teletherapy setting with emphasis on adaptation to the lack of bodily co-presence, and the experience of closeness and distance. She aims to develop a conversation and respond to local concerns. She will conclude with a reflection on what the future holds.
Jill Savege Scharff Md FABP is the co-founder of the International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI) www.theipi.org where she serves as a supervising analyst in its analytic program, the International Institute for Psychoanalytic Training of which she was the founding chair, and in the IPI Combined Child Analytic and Child Psychotherapy Training program. She is the editor of a four-volume series Psychoanalysis Online. Dr Scharff has a private practice in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in Chevy Chase MD, USA.
A recording will be available for ticket holders for 30 days after the event ends.
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