Vol. 1 No. 2 (2021): The New England Journal of Relational and Systemic Practice: Telehealth During the Pandemic
Amidst a global pandemic that has taken loved ones from their families, taken us away from our commuting routines and patients, and has literally encapsulated us in our homes, the opportunity to utter the words “post-pandemic” feels like a momentary relief. This relief is then followed by questions and reflections about what life will look like returning to our new “normal”, how we will continue to challenge historical inequities in mental health care, how to address worries about the health risks of returning while there is still a pandemic, what to do about vicarious trauma and clinician burnout, and simultaneously confronting a concurrent racial pandemic.
For psychotherapists, one of the primary shifts has been the practice of teletherapy. This journal explores the impact of teletherapy for professionals during the last year, and ideates about the pros and cons of using telehealth modules to continue working with couples, relationships, and families in the future.