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Will people really turn to a human if a “humanly enough” chatbot is available? What if human-to-human therapy becomes accessible only to a privileged few? All valid reasons that AI could be bad for psychotherapy, but what benefits can it provide you and your clients? Join Heather Hessel alongside editor in chief Livia Kent to discuss Hessel’s recent article on the beneficial role that AI can play for therapists.

Read the article here.

Livia Kent

Livia Kent, MFA, is the editor in chief of Psychotherapy Networker. She worked for 10 years with Rich Simon as managing editor of Psychotherapy Networker, and taught writing at American University as well as for various programs around the country. As a bibliotherapist, she’s facilitated therapy groups in Washington, DC-area schools and in the DC prison system. In 2020, she was named one of Folio Magazine’s Top Women in Media “Change-Makers.” She’s the recipient of Roux Magazine‘s Editor’s Choice Award, The Ledge Magazine‘s National Fiction Award, and American University’s Myra Sklarew Award for Original Novel.

Heather Hessel

Heather Hessel, PhD, LMFT, is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation, and Human Services at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She has an active research agenda focusing on emerging adulthood, extended family relationships, and the intersection of technology and clinical work. Her clinical practice includes working with individuals, couples, and families.