The COVID-19 pandemic has radically altered how psychodynamic clinicians are using technology to provide safe spaces, intimate connections, and relational continuity. Many clinicians have had to replace reflectively considering technology use through intentional planning and communication with patients with a required, rapid conversion to full-time telehealth. As a result, practitioners may be feeling uncentered, unprepared, vulnerable, and frequently exhausted.
To help psychologists practicing during this time, the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology (Div. 39) offers this advice on providing psychodynamic treatment.