What Does New Technology Mean for the Future of Therapy?
By Kathleen Smith. We no longer live in a world in which we can so clearly partition ourselves off from the electronic information grid. Many occupations no longer require a clearly defined workplace or a physical presence. Why should psychotherapy be any different?
The Emotional Emancipation Movement
After the unrest in Ferguson and Baltimore, the Emotional Emancipation movement offers a different way to address racial issues in the African American community.
Is Telemental Health the Future of Psychotherapy?
More and more clinicians today are adapting to meet the demands of the digital world and fit into the schedules and lifestyles of clients no longer willing to follow the traditional pattern of once-a-week sessions in a therapist’s office. In a consumer-driven mental health marketplace, individuals with anxiety disorders want services from the comfort of their homes. For veterans living in rural areas, remote group and individual psychotherapy for trauma offers treatment possibilities that weren’t available even a few years ago. But although telehealth has been around for decades, many clinicians are still unsure about the clinical, ethical, and legal issues that emerge as distance therapy becomes a more accepted practice.
The Rise of Distance Therapy
What clinical, ethical, and legal issues should we be considering as distance therapy becomes a more common form of practice?
The Many Faces of Domestic Violence
The Ray Rice case evokes a discussion of the many faces of domestic violence.
Psychotherapy in the Spotlight
It’s no secret that psychotherapy has had an image problem in the media. So when The New York Times Magazine asked trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk if it could have a journalist follow him around for a month to observe his work, it seemed like a golden opportunity to present the latest advances in trauma treatment in one of mainstream journalism’s most highly respected forums.
Psychotherapy in the Media Spotlight
Bessel van der Kolk, a leading trauma therapist, takes on the New York Times.
Therapy and the TED Talk Stage
Earlier this year, therapist Michele Weiner-Davis spent hours in front of a camera, her husband patiently hitting the record button as she rehearsed for what she believed could be the most important 18 minutes of her professional career: her first TED talk.
The Whole World Is Watching TED
For therapists, giving a TED talk is the new professional milestone.