We are hosting our sixteenth online event to continue to support practitioners in these extraordinary times so that they can support their clients.
We will be working with the latest guidelines from the professional associations to support each other to sustain best practice with our clients.
We will also be returning to questions that we were not able to respond to in weeks 1 to 15.
In the current climate, therapists face new dilemmas daily. Whatever our usual practice, these are not usual times. We are experiencing sudden and repeated changes to the availability of our clients and ourselves; our movements may be curtailed as individuals face the sudden need for self-isolation or the reality of infection. We should all consider our responsibilities as we play our part in limiting the spread of coronavirus; we need to remain thoughtful.
There is much talk about working from home and to use the available technology to maintain connections wherever possible and appropriate. How feasible and appropriate might this be for individual therapists, and for each of our clients? In an urgent situation, we need more than ever to remember the fundamental commitment we make to act in our clients' best interests (which very much includes paying attention to our self-care).
Kate and Carole hosted the 2017 'Behind the Screen' series with onlinevents which explored some of the ideas and principles that inform decisions when considering moving to online work. They would like to invite therapists to join them in a further discussion which will respond specifically to the current crisis, including exploring the implications of offering therapy from a distance (either by telephone or online), even for those have never considered this before. Do pause for a moment in your hectic day, and join us.