Online Therapy: thinking critically about our clinical work
*TIME: 5:30pm-7pm GMT, 6:30pm-8pm CET 12:30pm-2pm EST*
As psychotherapists and counsellors are facing a greater need to use technology in their practices, what do they need to consider to ensure their work continues to be ethical and effective? How do we maintain a practice of psychological depth and consistency while at the same time being responsive to the changing environment in a creatively adaptable way?
Stillpoint Spaces was founded on the idea of re-imagining psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for the 21st century. In order to acknowledge the demand of individuals to see their counsellors no matter where in the world they are, we have developed a safe and encrypted digital practice management tool and directory to make that possible.
Soon after this tool was established in 2013 we conducted research on the experiences of psychotherapists working across it. We now have many years of experience working in this manner and thinking about it critically. The knowledge and experience we gained in this research project are helping now in the present moment, when we are all asked to maintain physical distancing and work remotely.
Join us for this free online event where Dr. Aaron Balick, who facilitated the original research, will speak about the complexities, challenges, and opportunities of seeing clients online. Rather than a seminar, this will be a facilitated discussion where Aaron will draw on findings from his research, and his and others’ experiences using MyStillpoint, Stillpoint Spaces’ digital clinical management tool.
We will send out details for how to join the webinar on the day.
This online event is FREE for all mental health professionals. However, whilst we at Stillpoint Spaces have had to close all of our physical spaces due to COVID-19, there is a pay what you can option. The proceeds will go towards the administrative costs of running this event and others like it.
About the lecturer
Aaron Balick, PhD, is a psychotherapist, cultural theorist, and author applying ideas from depth psychology to culture and technology. He is an honorary senior lecturer at the Department for Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex (UK). His books include The Psychodynamics of Social Networking: connected-up instantaneous culture and the self and the illustrated children’s self-help book Keep Your Cool: how to deal with life’s worries and stress and most recently, The Little Book of Calm: tame your anxieties, face your fears, and live free. Aaron is the director of Stillpoint Spaces, an international psychology, co-working, therapy, and events hub. Aaron is based in London.
Pay what you can
Stillpoint Spaces have had to close all of our physical spaces due to COVID-19, there is a pay what you can option for non-members. The proceeds will go towards the administrative costs of running this event, and others like it.
Collage Artwork by Jorge Chamorro