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Reflections on online psychotherapy in the age of COVID-19

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Louise Embleton Tudor, Gina O’Neill, Margot Solomon & Keith Tudor

 

Abstract

This article offers some reflections on current clinical practice in online psychotherapies in the age of the coronavirus pandemic. Drawing on examples from the authors’ own clinical practices, and informed by relevant literature, the article focuses on the implications of the transition from the consulting room to online cyberspace with regard to five themes: transition, the dynamics of administration, therapeutic space(s), working with unconscious dynamics and processes, and uncertainty in a time of uncertainty. As such the article represents a heuristic self-study, enhanced by the authors who are practitioners, educators, and researchers working as a group, appropriately enough, online.

 

Keywords: transition, dynamics of administration, therapeutic space(s), unconscious, uncertainty

 

Address for Correspondence
Keith Tudor

keith.tudor@aut.ac.nz