Recorded Meeting Format
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Workshop Title: Conducting Online Relational Therapy: Challenges and Opportunities with Multi-Participant Sessions
Workshop Description: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many couple and family therapists began conducting sessions in online spaces with limited experience in telehealth. Mental health professions have developed best practices and an understanding of the implications for online therapy when meeting with individuals. However, the unique nature of couple and family therapy presents additional challenges and opportunities, such as developing and maintaining therapeutic alliance and creating emotional connection between partners and family members across geographic locations. This workshop will present relevant research on online relational therapy, and identify ways to effectively facilitate multi-participant sessions. Online relational therapy is an emerging phenomenon that we still have much to learn about. This workshop will include the opportunity for participants to dialogue and share their own experiences and strategies in facilitating online relational sessions. Note: This workshop will not include a review of the features available in particular online tools.
Workshop Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to: - Describe results from research about the effectiveness of online therapy - Identify key challenges unique to online relational therapy and strategies to address those challenges - Recognize and utilize the strengths and opportunities associated with multi-participant online sessions - Implement strategies to strengthen therapeutic alliances and effectively manage client distress while working with clients online
Presenter’s Name: Heather Hessel, PhD, LMFT
Presenter’s Bio: Heather Hessel, PhD, LMFT is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in the department of Human Development and Family Studies. Heather earned her MA in Counseling Psychology at the University of St. Thomas and her doctorate at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Family Social Science. She works with individuals, couples, and families online through Intuitive Therapy & Consulting.
Co-Presenter: Emily Jordan Jensen, Ph.D., LMFT
Co-Presenter Bio: Emily Jordan Jensen, Ph.D., LMFT is a resident faculty member in the Integrated Behavioral Health and Addiction Studies program at the University of Minnesota. In addition to teaching, Emily works as an outpatient clinician at Minnesota Online Counseling, and has been conducting online therapy for several years. She specializes in working with couples and individuals facing a range of presenting concerns.