The word 'philosophy' comes from two Greek words, 'philo' and 'sophia' which translate literally as 'the love of wisdom'. It would perhaps be fair to say that, as therapists, we love what we do and seek the wisdom to do it well. Our ethical codes also include the principle of 'primum non nocere': first do no harm.
Philosophy was the fore-runner to psychology and thereby pre-cursor to all therapeutic orientations. Wisdom is something passed down from generation to generation. Those whose wisdoms we cherish perhaps weren't to know how quickly and dramatically the internet would influence and change the world, altering our perceptions and sometimes blowing our minds.
We may find ourselves being swept into incorporating digitally-mediated communication processes into our practices without taking much time to consider the wider impact this is having on therapeutic interaction and relationships. We offer a pause here to philosophise about the implications.
So gather your grapes and join John, Kate, and Carole in some free thinking about the 'screen', blank or otherwise.