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SEFAPP Town Hall: Teletherapy in the Age of Pandemics

  • 07/26/2020
  • 11:00 AM
  • 07/27/2020
  • 12:00 PM


Zoom Symposium 

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Date: Sunday, July 26th 2020

Time: 11:00 am-12:00 pm (online registration at 10:50 am)  

This event is offered free to our membership

1 CE Credit will be available  

Presenter: Morgan Levy, Ph.D.

Presenter: Robert Spiro, Ph.D., ABPP

Moderator: Efrain Antonio Gonzalez, Psy.D., M.S. ClinPharm, ABPP

The Presentation:

As much as one can appreciate the technological advances that permit psychotherapy to continue at a safe distance in the age of pandemics, the distance nevertheless poses new challenges to which traditional talk therapy is not yet accustomed.  The purpose of this Town Hall meeting is to address these new challenges from both a practical side (equipment setup, informed consent, ethical dilemmas, safety concerns) and from a psychoanalytic perspective focusing primarily on maintaining a consistent and robust therapeutic frame using teletherapy.  The presenters aim not only to help the clinician navigate these new struggles, but also to identify ways in which new techniques and therapeutic breakthroughs can be possible via digital/telephonic modalities. 

We invite participants to send in specific questions ahead of time with their registration, and we will also offer a live Q & A period at the conclusion of the meeting. Question Submission Form will be included on your confirmation email.

The Presenters:

Dr. Morgan Levy is a licensed psychologist in Boca Raton, FL.  Her practice is both online and in person.  She has experience treating adolescents and adults with a specialty in complex trauma and anxiety.  She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University.


Dr. Robert Spiro received his Ph.D. from Yeshiva University in 1973.  After, he joined the staff at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts as an Advanced Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology, and he was later appointed Co-Director of Admissions from 1978-1982 while he concurrently taught as a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT.  From 1983-1985, he served as the Director of Assessment at the Psychological Services Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA.  In 1985, he accepted the position of Clinical Director of the Berkshire Learning Center in Pittsfield, MA, a residential treatment facility for adolescent males.  Concurrently he served as Clinical Supervisor at the Counseling Center of Bennington College, Bennington VT from 1988-1991.  Since then he has maintained a private practice in Williamstown, MA for 34 years until more recently relocating to Florida in November 2017 where he continues in private practice both online and in person.

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