Recommendations for Psychoanalysts Regarding the Use of Videoconferencing in their Practice

The International Psychoanalytical Association is working to support members so we can treat our patients and ourselves safely and effectively during the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic. Not only is there increased anxiety at this extraordinary time, but many sources are encouraging people to stay at home. For mental health practitioners, this may mean, in some cases, treating patients remotely.  

 The IPA offers a downloadable booklet following technical assistance to help psychoanalysts consider how they might approach  remote sessions from a technological  perspective. Download PDF
17 March

 Confidentiality and remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic click here  (PDF
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The Confidentiality Committee of the IPA has prepared this brief advice for IPA members who may be concerned about confidentiality while working remotely
5 May


Psychoanalytic work within remote sessions imposed by the confinement An exchange of testimonies by IPA colleagues working remotely Text prepared by Bernard Chervet. Available in : English   | French  
9 April


 Tele-Counselling initiative by the Indian Psychoanalytic Society
3 April
Read report | Read brochure   

 Useful reading resources compiled by Ellarose Chary of the Psychoanalytic Association of New York.
19 March 

Tele-Therapy Reading List  

Remote Session Guidelines for Periods of Restricted Travel
 Todd Essig, Ph.D. and Gillian Isaacs Russell, Ph.D.  
19 March

Read here

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