Joanna Poppink's position on virtual psychotherapypix: We need to see and feel the mood of one another.
Since the Covid pandemic I've learned that virtual appointments with visual connections are valuable, effective and sometimes even more personal than in person meetings. Clients are often more relaxed in their own environment. (What's it like now that therapy is virtal? a video)
Even in cyberspace we can recognize the meaning of silences, tone of voice, and changes in breathing. This allows us to have a meaningful exchange.
Telehealth and telemental health is more accessible now, thanks to the development of communications technology and the pioneering work of Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.
Dr. Maheu is a telepsychologist, technology developer and the executive direction of the TeleMental Health Institute. She has led workshops in legal and ethical strategies for sucessful distance counseling. She and her institute are valuable resources for you if you need long distance psychotherapy.
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14 January 2013 by Christopher
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