FOCUS ON – Tele-therapy II

Tele-therapy: History, Theory, Practice

Hannah Zeavin, PhD

Section II: Wednesdays Oct 7–Nov 11, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT, 6 sessions

flyerIn this six-week course, we will explore the history and practice of tele-therapy. Rather than being a new practice, tele-therapy is at least as old as psychoanalysis itself. Tele-therapy, whether practiced via phone or Zoom, promises the extension of access to mental healthcare beyond the consulting room to those who don’t have the means to frequent it. Tele-therapy goes where therapy can’t: to locations where there are no specialists available, to the institutionalized or homebound, to vulnerable or at-risk populations, to low-income patients and those with different linguistic needs. During the Covid-19 pandemic, tele-therapy has suddenly become nearly universal as the mode in which we reach our patients and our patients reach us. While distance demands that we meet virtually, we will discuss the recommendations and guidelines for tele-therapy and tele-analysis, other moments in history where tele-therapy was used as a modality (from World War II to the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico), and our own ongoing experiences with this exhausting and surprising new form of work. We will read a range of authors such as Carlino, Freud, Fanon, Lemma, Isaacs Russel, Winnicott, and Essig.


Check out Hannah Zeavin’s article in Slate:

"Therapists Are Doing Sessions in Locked Bathrooms While Patients Call in From Their Cars”

And her quote in the New York Times article:

Sliding Scale available, contact, (415) 288-4050.

October 7th, 2020 4:00 PM
Online via Zoom
United States
Event Fee(s)
General Admission $ 240.00
PINC Members $ 200.00
Students and Candidates $ 150.00