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4 November, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£12 - £15
Therapy is changing.
New approaches to psychotherapy are springing up along with additional modes of conducting treatment.
Drawing from 20 years experience in the field, Dr Sheri Jacobson explores how delivery, accessibility and client perceptions of therapy has changed over time from her training days under Professor Brett Kahr to current day. She examines the shifts brought about by new technologies including the smart phone, e-payments, video-conferencing and instant messaging. She looks at how new services are emerging partly to accommodate individuals appetite for less expensive and on-demand treatment at a time to suit them, and partly by well-funded organisations that are looking to disrupt existing industries, which also prioritise the ‘consumer‘. We look at how therapists are navigating these new technologies whilst upholding ethical standards.
We also glimpse into the future to predict where therapy might be headed in this digital age with the rise of online reviews, chat bots, artificial intelligence and augmented reality.
Join us for an eye-opening talk which can help you understand how and why individuals are now seeking therapy, their shifting expectations and how clinical practice is changing with it.
Dr. Sheri Jacobson is retired psychotherapist who is the founder and Clinical Director of Harley Therapy – a leading group of private psychotherapy clinics headquartered in Harley Street which has conducted over 250,000 therapy sessions since 2006. In the desire to make therapy more affordable and accessible she co-founded HarleyTherapy.com, an online marketplace offering services from over 500 mental health practitioners. Her training in therapy spanned 10 years including a PhD on Freud and Free Association at Regent’s College (University). She is the host of the podcast TherapyLab and currently works with forward-looking companies in the City to formulate and realise their wellbeing strategies.