What is it about?

How does therapy change on video? What do we lose? What do we gain? How do we help patients with their isolation? With our own?......And how should therapy address political crises? We are all citizens, after all.

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Why is it important?

Psychotherapists may overlook the impact of the external world. But it's always there. How does therapy stay true to its deep psychological roots while keeping the need for social awareness present?


It's a new world for therapists, too. Is Zoom easier? What do you miss not being in the room? There are so many new realities--cyberspace, epidemics, globalization, unprecedented political divisions, awareness of racism, gender and queer issues, . How does therapy change?

Stephen Seligman
University of California, San Francisco

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This page is a summary of: Disturbing positions: The crisis and potentials of sociopolitical emotions., Psychoanalytic Psychology, April 2021, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/pap0000346.
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