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The virtual couch

10 mins | Aug 20, 2020
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What happens when psychoanalysis moves onto Zoom? Dr Stephen Blumenthal's sessions would usually start with inviting patients to seat on his consulting room couch, and in true Freudian fashion, he would ask them to say whatever it is the first thing that comes to their mind. In more ways than one, the pandemic has made this simple routine impossible. Sharon Hendry, from The Economist's 1843 Magazine, interviews Dr Bluementhal and finds out more about the gain and losses of teletherapy.

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