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Providing Psychotherapy in a Digital Era - the relational and neurobiological implications

With speakers Linda Cundy, Catherine Knibbs, Dr Andrea Marzi and Dr Gillian Isaacs Russell

Saturday 24 June 2017

We live in a rapidly changing technical environment that offers many new ways of communicating with others. While virtual relationships become increasingly normal, this is quickly impacting on the practice of psychotherapy. Online sessions are a growing trend that will enable many people - especially those who are geographically isolated, unwell or short of time - to have the therapy they couldn't otherwise access. But what are the emotional, neurobiological and interpersonal implications of this new kind of intimacy? Are we evolving a new genre of therapy across theoretical fields, which has different parameters, boundaries, possibilities or constraints? We will unpack the issues.


Linda Cundy
Linda Cundy is an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice. She has taught for 25 years on counselling and therapy trainings and is currently Lead Tutor on a Postgraduate Diploma in Attachment-Based Therapy at the Wimbledon Guild. Her book, Love in the Age of the Internet: Attachment in the Digital Era, was published in 2015 by Karnac.. More >>

Catherine Knibbs
Catherine Knibbs is a child trauma therapist, clinical supervisor and is accredited and registered with BACP and UKCP. She is CEO and Director of PEER Support Yorkshire CIC and is the only Cyber-trauma researcher, consultant and public speaker in the United Kingdom. Catherine regularly writes and presents on this topic to counsellors, professionals and parents. Cyber-trauma is a theoretical integration of child psychotherapy, psychobiology and neuroscience that takes account of the myriad of interactions with cyberspace and the traumas that can result with and from this medium... More >>

Dr Andrea Marzi
Andrea Marzi, MD, is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and supervisor. He is full member of the International Psychoanalytical Association and Italian Psychoanalytical Society, where he is responsible for several national and international tasks. He has been Visiting Fellow in Forensic Psychopathology, University of Cambridge (UK), and Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Siena... More >>

Dr Gillian Isaacs Russell
Gillian Isaacs Russell, Ph.D. is a member of the British Psychoanalytic Council and the British Psychotherapy Foundation. She has served on the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Psychotherapy, as Book Reviews Editor, and is now a member of the Reviewing Panel. She is a Special Issue Editor (Technology and Psychoanalysis) for Psychoanalytic Perspectives. Her book, Screen Relations: The Limits of Computer-Mediated Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, was published by Karnac Books in 2015... More >>


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CPD Hours

Certificates of attendance for 6 hours will be provided at the event

8 All Saints Street
N1 9RL

09.30 Registration and coffee
10:00 Start
11:15 Coffee
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Tea
17:00 End