Psychoanalysis Online 4: Teleanalytic Practice, Teaching, and Clinical Research

Psychoanalysis Online 4: Teleanalytic Practice, Teaching, and Clinical Research

by Jill Savege Scharff (Editor)


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Psychoanalysis Online 4: Teleanalytic Practice, Teaching, and Clinical Research brings a systematic, qualitative research perspective to the question of the effectiveness of teletherapy, teleanalysis, and teleteaching. It suggests that, contrary to some traditional arguments, effective treatment, teaching, and supervision can take place remotely; that affect and imagination are more important than physical presence.

Providing theories of therapeutic action as well as philosophical reflections, the book features examples of online clinical cases, including crisis interventions by email, and aims to stimulate openness to innovation, responsible process and review. Each contributor presents their clinical qualitative research and survey study findings. The Bernardi Three-Level Model, developed for assessing therapeutic change in the traditional analytic setting, is applied to the study of teleanalysis with different patients. It is found that, in videoconference or even in email communication, the sense of closeness in the therapeutic encounter does not depend on physical proximity but on integrity and commitment.

The book concludes with research findings on the effectiveness of videoconference compared to in-the-classroom settings for teaching psychodynamics, supervising psychotherapy, and conducting psychotherapy with Chinese students. It will be of great interest to a variety of professionals and researchers who practise remotely, with particular relevance for those situated in the fields of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138312425
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/29/2018
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jill Savege Scharff, MD, FABP (USA) is an adult and child psychoanalyst, co-founder of the International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI) and the International Institute for Psychoanalytic Training (IIPT), and author and editor of books on object relations, individual, couple and family therapy, including The Interpersonal Unconscious and Psychoanalysis Online Volumes 1, 2 and 3 (Karnac).

Table of Contents


1 Janine Wanlass (USA): Assessing the Scope and Practice of Teleanalysis: Preliminary Research Findings

Horst Kächele (Germany): Commentary

2 Betty Benaim (Panama) and Jill Savege Scharff (USA): Teleanalytic Sessions for Sudden Immobility

3 Jack Novick (USA) Sadomasochism in Distance Technology

Carlos Ernesto Barredo (Argentina): Commentary

Caroline M. Sehon (USA): Commentary

4 Horst Kächele (Germany): Establishing a Psychotherapeutic Relationship by Email

Sharon Blum (USA): Commentary

5 Asbed Aryan (Argentina and Armenia): Psychoanalytic Process in Cyber-Technology

6 Liliana Manguel (Argentina): Proximity and Distance in Teletherapy

7 Chris Vincent, Mary Barnett, Louisa Killpack, Amita Sehgal, and Penni Swinden (UK). The Impact of Technology on Private Psychotherapy Practice

David E. Scharff (USA): Commentary

8 Robert Gordon (USA), Xiubing Wang (China) and Jane Tune (China): Comparing Psychodynamic Teaching, Supervision and Psychotherapy over Video-Conferencing Technology with Chinese Students

Janine Wanlass (USA): Commentary

9 Robert Gordon (USA) and Jing Lan (China): The Effect of Distance Training on the Development of

Psychodynamic Psychotherapists.

Janine Wanlass (USA): Commentary

10 David E. Scharff (USA): Psychoanalytic Teaching by Video Link and Telephone

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