Teletherapy In/Of Crisis: COVID-19 One Year On

April 2, 2021 at 12:45 PM

Virtual  Grand Rounds with Hannah Zeavin, PhD 

12:50-1:50 p.m.  

NOTE: This is s a VIRTUAL event and requires advance registration.    

Grand Rounds are designed for mental health professionals, offered free of charge, and provide 1.0 continuing education credit (see details below).   

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Hannah Zeavin, PhD, presents a Virtual Grand Rounds on April 2, 2021.“Teletherapy In/Of Crisis: COVID-19 One Year On" explores what it means and has meant for both patients and clinicians to have mental health care go remote in the context of a global pandemic. What first appeared to be an emergency measure has continued, crisis becoming norm. This presentation traces the longer history of teletherapy as a shadow practice that is as old as psychoanalysis itself and almost always attends crisis. The talk will point to this history in order to help make sense of remote treatment in our present landscape. 

Hannah Zeavin, PhD, is a lecturer in the departments of English and History at UC Berkeley, and is a faculty affiliate of the University of California at Berkeley Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society. She works as a historian and theorist with particular expertise in the intertwined histories of technology and medicine across the long 20th century. Zeavin's first book, The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy is forthcoming from MIT Press in August 2021. Zeavin has served as a Fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association and is currently an editorial associate for the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Other work has appeared in American Imago, Logic Magazine, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Somatosphere, Slate, and beyond. 

For questions or additional information, please contact Erikson Institute Education Coordinator and Events Assistant, Kathleen Young at: kathleen.young@austenriggs.net / 413.931.5230.    

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  1. Describe the historical background of psychoanalytic tele-therapy, from Freud onwards. 
  2. ​Delineate the controversies in the field, including privacy and confidentiality. 
  3. ​Understand the positive outcomes that can be associated with tele-therapeutic treatment. 


Approved for: Physicians, Psychologists, Social Work, Nursing 

Pending for:  LMHC     

The Austen Riggs Center designates this live interactive webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.      

The Austen Riggs Center is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.     

The Austen Riggs Center also designates this live interactive webinar for 1.0 continuing education credit(s) (CE) for psychology.     

The Austen Riggs Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content. For additional information about this program, please call the Erikson Institute Education Coordinator, at 413.931.5230.     

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This live interactive webinar program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing at 244 CMR 5.00 for (1) contact hour(s).         

This live interactive webinar meets the requirements of the MaMHCA, authorization # TBD for 1.0 category 1 continuing education credit(s).     

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1 hour