An Invitation to Mental Health Professionals
Together with The New Jersey Society for Clinical Social Work,
The Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies, Inc.
An Invitation to Mental Health Professionals
A Thought Provoking Series
∙Open Discussions
∙Approachable, non-judgmental, interactive

Conversation :  Negotiating and Understanding the Rise of Technology in Therapy

When Freud originally paved the way for modern day psychotherapy, he never had to contend with the internet, cell phones, email and texting. In our current clinical landscape, the world of technology has created unexpected new challenges that need to be negotiated when conducting therapy with our clients. In addition to expectations that therapists become familiar with technology, we also have to make thoughtful determinations about how and when to intervene in this new environment. As we become comfortable in navigating these situations through our clinical application and processing of technology in treatment, this process can also be instructive and allow greater understanding of our clients’ character traits. This Conversation is designed to explore how therapists deal with various aspects of the use of technology in clinical practice with our clients.
Course Objectives:
Participants in this course will learn the following skills:

  • Participants will learn how to address resistance and boundaries with clients related to the use of phone and email technology.
  • Participants will gain an understanding of how to differentiate between countertransference and induced countertransfereence reactions to clients' use of technology.
  • Participants will recognized the impact of technology on the transference as well as related client fantasies.
  • Participants will identify the benefits of utilizing phone, email and online communication to strengthen clinical work with clients.

Presenter: Zachary Schwartz, LCSW
Place: Five Star Premier Residence
655 Pomander Walk
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Date : Sunday, September 16, 2018
Time:  11:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $25 for Non-Members of IPS
RSVP : Please register on our website.

Please Join Us for Our Open House After the Conversation.

Light refreshments will be served.

This course, provided by  The Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies , Inc . is approved for 2 continuing education hours by the New Jersey Society for Clinical Social Work.

The Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies, Inc. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC – approved clock hours for events (or programs) that meet NBCC requirements. Sessions (or programs) for which NBCC – approved clock hours will be awarded are identified in the program bulletin (or in the catalog or Web site). The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.