As lockdown restrictions start to ease conversations with clients about resuming in-person sessions are beginning to take place. Compared to before the pandemic, many more therapists and clients have now experienced engaging with therapy remotely and have enjoyed the benefits that this form of delivery brings.
It is likely that there will be a preference and even an expectation that a blended approach, where therapists and clients can choose between in-person or remote therapy, is offered as standard.
Join Kate Dunn, Anne Stokes and John Wilson for this free event as they discuss the practicalities, challenges and ethical considerations of offering clients the flexibility of attending sessions either remotely, in-person or a combination of both.
About the presenters
The panellists bring with them extensive experience across a range of specialisms; John has been in private practice since 2005, director at Temenos Education Ltd and a founding partner at onlinevents.co.uk. Kate is a psychotherapeutic counsellor, supervisor, consultant and trainer, and has a particular interest in the online therapeutic relationship. Anne was a senior accredited BACP counsellor, a supervisor and trainer and her passion for online supervision led to her book Online Supervision: a handbook for practitioners.
Useful links from the chatroom
The reason Zoom calls drain your energy - https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200421-why-zoom-video-chats-are-so-exhausting
The Online Therapy Institute - https://www.onlinetherapyinstitute.com/
Research, writing and conferences - https://www.geraldinedufour.com/researchwritingconference
BACP’s COVID-19 Response: Counselling under localised and rapidly changing lockdown restrictions - https://www.bacp.co.uk/media/11151/bacp-covid-19-blended-approach-member-resource.pdf
Understanding the psychological and social impact of the pandemic - https://www.covidsocialstudy.org/
ACTO - Association for Counselling & Therapy Online - https://acto-org.uk/
The panelists will answer as many unanswered questions as they can and this will be added here in the coming days. A list of resources shared in the chatroom will also be added in the coming days.