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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.

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.

This resource will help you to

  • explore key concepts relating a blended approach to delivering therapy
  • understand how a two-assessment model could be applied to working remotely and in-person with clients
  • consider the skills, knowledge and practical factors required to work with clients in this way
  • understand how supervision can support therapists in adapting to a new way of working
  • increase awareness of potential ethical dilemmas that could arise from a blended approach and steps you can take to mitigate these.

Programme

This resource was split into two 45 minute sessions. The first 45 minute session was a discussion between Kate, Anne and John. This was then followed by a 45 minute live Q&A session where the presenters answered questions that were sent in throughout the discussion session.

This event is just over 90 minutes long in total.

This resource is relevant to

This resource is relevant to any practitioner who is interested in incorporating remote practice alongside in-person therapy.