Category Archive: Articles, Volume 9, No. 1, April 2021 Special Issue on Psychotherapy and Counselling During and After COVID-19: Practical, Political, Philosophical, and Cultural Considerations

Indigenous psychotherapy, COVID-19, and the online space: Yarning about challenges and opportunities

Gina O’Neill, Taz Clay, Hinewirangi Kohu-Morgan, Bianca Stawiarski, Gavin Morris, Gávi Ansara & Keith Tudor Introduction This article is an edited transcription of a yarn/kōrero between four Indigenous (psycho)therapists and three invited allies. The original yarn/kōrero explored the experiences, challenges, and successes of Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Indigenous healing practitioners, psychotherapists, and counsellors during …

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Sharing experiences and positive outcomes from working as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist during COVID-19

Jude Piercey   Introduction In this paper, I illustrate some of the benefits I observed as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist working with my patients under the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. That is not to say that the rapid transition to remote working was simple. Through various clinical examples, I illustrate how there was much anxiety evoked …

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Zoom, embodiment, and the analytic third

Joseph Lee, Lisa Marchiano & Deborah Stewart   Introduction We are licensed clinical social workers and certified Jungian analysts in private practice. We became friends while training in the Philadelphia Jung Seminar and Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. After graduation, we continued our collegial and personal relationship. We began our podcast, This Jungian Life, early …

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Online couple therapy: Reflections from reluctant converts

Nic Beets & Verity Thom   Introduction When the COVID-19 lockdown arrived, many therapists were forced to shift their therapy online. We are two couple therapists working in Aotearoa (New Zealand) with over 25 years experience in the field. We were curious to observe the effects of switching from in-person couple therapy (IPCT) to online …

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COVID-19’s nudge to modernise: An opportunity to reconsider telehealth and counselling placements

Nathan Beel   Introduction In response to COVID-19, the Australian federal and state governments enforced changes to the way society conducted business while the contagion threatened to overwhelm its health services (Duckett & Stobart, 2020; WHO, 2020). Social distancing requirements were implemented to reduce the spread of the potentially lethal virus. Those working in the …

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Psychotherapy practice, education, and training during the coronavirus pandemic: Members of the editorial board of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia share their experiences

Keith Tudor (Ed.), Cathy Bettman, Alexandra Bloch-Atefi, Elizabeth Day, Timothy Hsi, Del Loewenthal, Poi Kee Low, Gina O’Neill & Emmy van Deurzen   Introduction – Keith Tudor The invitation from PACJA Editor Rhys Price-Robertson to me to co-edit this special issue coincided with the journal’s expansion of the editorial board and so I suggested to …

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Caring for a university community during the COVID-19 pandemic: Development of an online psychological support service (UCare)

Ana Sofia Caetano, Maria João Martins, Ana Carvalhal de Melo & António Queirós   Introduction SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the new COVID-19 disease, was initially detected in December of 2019. It rapidly spread all over the world, obliging the World Health Organization (WHO) to recognise the emergency of a pandemic on March 11, 2020. …

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Reflections on online psychotherapy in the age of COVID-19

Louise Embleton Tudor, Gina O’Neill, Margot Solomon & Keith Tudor   Introduction The context of this article (and indeed, this issue of this journal) is the current COVID-19 pandemic—which, as at December 2020, has led to populations in nearly half of all countries in the world experiencing some form of self-isolation and/or social alert levels …

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Zoomed out: Trainee psychotherapist perspectives on online clinical work during the COVID-19 pandemic

Elizabeth Day & Kerry Thomas-Anttila   Introduction In the first quarter of 2020 in Aotearoa New Zealand, and globally, much of our assumptive worlds changed with the advent of COVID-19. We have spent the year coming to grips with those changes and their implications in many aspects of our lives. In Aotearoa New Zealand it …

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