• April 19, 2018
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    CIIS
    1453 Mission St
    San Francisco, CA
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A talk by Mera Atlis, PhD

There is a growing recognition that the widespread availability of digital technology is changing the landscape of psychotherapeutic interventions. Some approaches are more open to it than others but most seem to agree that digital culture has been having substantial impact on the landscape of client-therapist relationships. Therapists are not new to using technology with phones being quite common and well-recognized element of therapeutically relevant communications. Now that online video conferencing has become more secure, stable, accessible to larger segments of the population, and more compliant with HIPPA requirements, digital treatments emerged as a strong potential treatment option.

  • What are these emerging options?
  • What can we learn from them so far?
  • How might we relate to other evolving options such as app-driven and client-driven digital interventions and wellness-enhancement devices?

Whatever our personal preferences and attitudes toward technology might be, it seems important to stay connected to what it may mean to our clients and their desire for change. In this 90-minute presentation, Dr. Mera Atlis, a 3rd waive therapist trained in Dialectical Behavioral and Mindfulness-Based interventions, will offer some illustrations and space for conversation about ways we can think about relationships between digital culture and psychotherapy.

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