AGM, followed by Kate Dunn: ‘The Therapeutic Relationship in Cyberspace’

Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

AGM: 1pm – 1.40pm

A new Committee will be elected during a brief business meeting.

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Key Speaker: Kate Dunn

“Internet  Counselling – ‘To Meet or not to Meet?’

The Therapeutic Relationship in Cyberspace’

Friends Meeting House, Priory Road, CHICHESTER, West Sussex, PO19 1NX

The workshop will explore the ways in which counsellors and psychotherapists use the internet with their clients, both informally as a means of imparting information and communicating and also, increasingly, as a medium for therapeutic engagement. There are many questions that arise for therapists when working with technology and the workshop will attempt to address some of these, as well as giving a flavour of online therapy and the client experience.

Kate worked as a counsellor for 10 years in the Counselling and Wellbeing Services at the University of Portsmouth. She trained in online counselling 8 years ago and set up an online counselling provision at the university for a small number of students, which has since grown and developed. She has carried out research into the nature of the online therapeutic relationship which was published in 2012 and is the author of a chapter in a book published by Karnac in conjunction with UKCP in 2014 entitled “Psychotherapy 2.0: Where Psychotherapy and Technology Meet” (Ed by Phillippa Weitz). She is now in private practice and working both face-to-face and online with individuals and organisations.

Members pay £10 per event they attend; 

& they are eligible to bring one guest for the sum of £20.