1st Edition

Psychoanalysis Online
Mental Health, Teletherapy, and Training





ISBN 9781780491547
Published April 1, 2013 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

This book is about teleanalysis, an exploration of teletherapy—psychotherapy by telephone, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), or videoteleconference (VTC). It discusses advantages and disadvantages of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis conducted over the phone and internet.

Table of Contents

"Introduction -- Technology, Person, and Society -- The influence of social media and communications technology on self and relationships -- Skype as the uncanny third -- The computer as metaphor for state of mind -- Internet pornography as a source of marital distress -- Musings on therapy and technology -- Telephone and Internet in Treatment -- Clinical issues in analysis over the telephone and the internet -- Legal, clinical, and ethical issues in teletherapy -- Ethical aspects of teletherapy -- Impact of a single Skype session on an in-person analysis -- Transition from in-person psychotherapy to telephone psychoanalysis -- Setting and transference-countertransference reconsidered on beginning teleanalysis -- Case material from a telephone analysis -- The screen as catalyst for psychic transformation -- Clinical and technical perspectives on telephone analysis -- Implications for Training of Psychotherapists and Psychoanalysts -- The power of the establishment in the face of change: psychoanalysis by telephone -- The frame for psychoanalysis in cyberspace -- Psychoanalysis using Skype -- Four women analysts reflect on their teleanalyses when candidates -- A male analyst reflects on his teleanalysis when a candidate -- Technology-assisted supervision and consultation -- Teletherapy and teleanalysis in training psychotherapists and psychoanalysts -- Telemental health resources"

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