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Digital Seminar

Making Virtual Psychotherapy a Relational Experience



In a climate of fear and isolation that equally affects us all, therapists are now being asked to help clients deal with the practical challenges of self-isolation in a time of danger and heightened anxiety—and doing so in isolation.  Worse yet, telehealth requires the sudden acquisition of new technical skills and facing any phobias we and the clients have about the use of technology.

Without the contact we and they value as the heart and soul of psychotherapy, virtual psychotherapy can feel distant and impersonal just when clients have an increased need for connection.  But it does not have to be!

This recording addresses how to overcome the limitations of telehealth technology to make remote psychotherapy a warm and relational experience.   

  • Practical tips for making virtual psychotherapy feel personal and connected
  • Resources for helping clients tolerate fear and loneliness 
  • Interactive neurobiological regulation: using our nervous systems to regulate the client’s nervous system


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Product Details
Average Rating:
   5
Faculty:
Janina Fisher, Ph.D.
Duration:
3 Hours 54 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Apr 06, 2020
Product Code:
POS052692
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Access:
Never expires.

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Janina Fisher, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and former instructor at The Trauma Center, a research and treatment center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. Known as an expert on the treatment of trauma, Dr. Fisher has also been treating individuals, couples and families since 1980.

She is past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an EMDR International Association Credit Provider, Assistant Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a former Instructor, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on topics related to the integration of the neurobiological research and newer trauma treatment paradigms into traditional therapeutic modalities.

She is author of the bestselling Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma: A Workbook for Survivors and Therapists (2021), Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation (2017), and co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma.(2015).

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Janina Fisher is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Janina Fisher has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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Objectives

  1. Determine the challenges for clients and therapists of virtual psychotherapy
  2. Apply 3 ways of decreasing technophobia
  3. Determine the impact of threat on the autonomic nervous system
  4. Practice interventions for regulating autonomic dysregulation
  5. Demonstrate techniques that increase tolerance for fear and stress
  6. Sketch uses of the social engagement system in a telehealth clinical setting

Outline

Challenges to helping clients in a time of pandemic

  • Fear of what will happen
  • Isolation or forced proximity
  • Moving from face-to-face to virtual psychotherapy

Addressing technical challenges and technophobia

  • Transparency
  • Collaboration: “we are in this together”
  • Celebrating growth and mastery

Fear and the body

  • “Inside threat” versus “outside threat”
  • The impact of danger on the brain and body
  • Somatic interventions for supporting immune system function
  • Mindfulness-based interventions for calming the body

Increasing relational contact in virtual space

  • Making use of the social engagement system
  • Increasing feelings of “being fully present” 
  • Capitalizing on somatic techniques for increasing relationality

 

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals

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Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 4

Comments

Carolyn K - BROOKINGS, South Dakota

"Thank you for this presentation"

Rafael A - North Plainfield, New Jersey

"Course material was relevant and instructive."

Marja B - Silver Spring, Maryland

"Dr Fisher is such a powerful presenter . Would like to hear more"

Delia L - Hammond, Indiana

"Great presentation "

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