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Online Therapy What We Need to Know with Kate Smith and Naomi Moller

Since the wide-spread movement to online platforms for the delivery of talking therapies in 2020,...

Last updated 18 July 2024

Since the wide-spread movement to online platforms for the delivery of talking therapies in 2020, a reliance on practice ethics and standards has been used to support practitioners in navigating this sometimes unfamiliar modality. Despite the apparent success of online delivery in terms of reach, there remain outstanding questions within the evidence base supporting practice in humanistic therapies. This keynote will provide an overview of what we know and what remains unexplored, and will provide attendees with the opportunity to reflect on the costs and benefits of online therapy.

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Online Therapy What We Need to Know with Kate Smith and Naomi Moller

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Dr Kate Smith

Kate Smith PhD. is an academic at Abertay University in Scotland where she oversees the MSc in Pluralistic Therapy and the Tayside Centre for Counselling. She has led a number of initiatives within the pluralistic practice community, as well as being the co-author of The Pluralistic Therapy Primer, 50 Frequently Asked Questions in Pluralistic Therapy, and a co-Editor in Chief of the Pluralistic Practice Journal.

Naomi Moller

Naomi Moller is Professor of Psychology and Psychotherapy and Head of Discipline at The Open University. Current elected President of the UK Chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Naomi is a psychotherapy researcher with over 25 years of research engagement, and over 45 published peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, as well as two edited books. During the pandemic she co-authored an online CPD course to support counsellors transitioning to online working which has had over 24,000 users.