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

Nathan Beel   Abstract Telehealth may become a more accepted format of service delivery after COVID-19 and it is essential that counsellors and counsellor educators are suitably prepared for contemporary professional practice in its diversity. While technology-assisted counselling has been practiced in Australia for 60 years, the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia’s (PACFA) current …

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

Elizabeth Day & Kerry Thomas-Anttila   Abstract During lockdown in response to COVID-19, students in the Master of Psychotherapy at Auckland University of Technology were required to rapidly move their clinical work online. We surveyed these students about their experience of working clinically online. We used a mixed-methods approach and analysed qualitative data using grounded …

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

Jude Piercey   Abstract In early 2020, COVID-19 began disrupting working life across the globe, with remote working and social distancing becoming the norm for many industries. This called for radical changes in psychotherapeutic practices in Australia and internationally, challenging the long-accepted face-to-face therapeutic model. COVID-19 also introduced new anxieties for patients and practitioners alike. …

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Online couple therapy: Reflections from reluctant converts

Nic Beets & Verity Thom   Abstract We are two seasoned couple therapists reflecting on our experience of being abruptly forced by the COVID-19 crises to shift from in-person to online couple therapy. In this article, we offer our subjective view of the relative merits of the two formats, with an emphasis on the unexpected …

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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   Abstract The present paper aims to share a university medical services’ experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a reaction to the predictable negative psychosocial impact on the community brought by home confinement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Coimbra …

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Reflections on online psychotherapy in the age of COVID-19

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 …

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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   Abstract This article comprises reflections by nine members of the editorial board of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA) on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, encompassing the personal, the …

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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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Editorial

Keith Tudor & Rhys Price-Robertson   Addresses for Correspondence Keith Tudor: keith.tudor@aut.ac.nz; Rhys Price-Robertson: editor@pacja.org.au   We have great pleasure in introducing this special issue—on Psychotherapy and Counselling During and After COVID-19: Practical, Political, Philosophical, and Cultural Considerations—to you. We realise, of course, that most of you reading this, not only in Australia but also …

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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   Abstract The rapid expansion of video-conferencing in response to the COVID-19 health crisis introduces challenges and benefits to the psychoanalytic encounter. Carl Jung considered the phenomenon of the analytic third, and theorised that this mysterious constellation of a transformative liminal field emerged from the interpersonal dynamic between …

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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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