REACH OUT AND NEVER TOUCH SOMEONE? So Close and Yet So Far: The Impact of Digital Technologies on Analytically Oriented Treatments

Instructor: Melissa Holub, Ph.D.
Moderator: Gary Grossman, Ph.D.
Skype Presenter: Gillian Isaacs Russell, Ph.D.
Case Presenter: Leslie Carr, Psy.D

Saturday, September 24, 2011
10:00am - 1:00pm
NCSPP Members: Free / General Public: $15.00
CPMC, Pacific Conference Room, A
2333 Buchanan Street, SF

Join in discussion with this exciting panel as we explore the impact of emerging technologies on psychotherapy. From the expectation that the "legitimate" therapist can be found through websites and Google searches, to patient requests to use credit cards, emails and texts as basic forms of exchange, the communication tide has changed in the clinical encounter. How do we keep up, should we try to keep up, and what do these sea changes mean for treatment? We will explore "intimacy" and "contact" in relation to digital technologies. Dr. Russell, a CAPA supervisor, will Skype in on the discussion, and Dr. Carr will present material from a case where technology is central to the therapy.