Confer - The Coronavirus Series - Interview with Dr Graham Music and Alice Waterfall. 09 April 2020, YouTube

Music, Graham and Waterfall, Alice (2020) Confer - The Coronavirus Series - Interview with Dr Graham Music and Alice Waterfall. 09 April 2020, YouTube. [Film/Video] Full text available

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Abstract

In this conversation Dr Graham Music discusses his rapid adaptation to working online with his client group, he wonders how it is to work without the body in the room and to be able to see only the client’s neck upwards. Graham considers the risk of social isolation for those most vulnerable including children and the clients who may turn to their objects of addiction behind closed doors during these challenging times. Topics: 00:26 - Main challenges for psychotherapists during the pandemic 01:57 - Self isolation as risk 02:59 - Familiarity to heightened stress 04:40 - Graham’s blog post 05:50 - Fear systems 06:40 - Therapist state of mind and therapist’s vulnerability reference to Winnicott 10:46 - Working with the new frame 13:32 - Fostering a sense of community and safety during isolation 19:07 - Tolerating children’s feelings and attachment needs 19:58 - Internet and addiction problems 22:00 - Supporting healthcare workers 26:00 - Negativity bias and good internal objects 29:15 - Compassion rather than empathy 29:57 - How to ameliorate the unconscious fear responses around having to social distance.

Item Type: Film/Video
Additional Information: Interview took place on 17 March 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID19
Subjects: Human Psychological Processes > Strange Environment/Situation
Psychological Therapies, Psychiatry, Counselling > Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Media Appearances > Film/Video
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/2229

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