A dual presentation

Title of presentation: The Online Disinhibition Effect Revisited – 2017

A further look at John Suler’s iconic paper, “The Online Disinhibition Effect” (2004), through the lens of life online in 2017 – the presentation is aimed not only at ‘online therapists’, but will also invites everyone to explore their digital presence and its impact on therapeutic work.

Kate Dunn is a psychotherapeutic counsellor, supervisor and consultant/trainer currently working in private practice both online and face-to-face. Whilst working as a counsellor in a university setting she established an online service and subsequently carried out research into the Online Therapeutic Relationship, supported by Seed Corn Funding from BACP. She has shared ideas resulting from this research in journal articles and in the book: “Psychotherapy 2.0: Where Psychotherapy and Technology Meet”, Edited by P Weitz, Karnac Books 2014

Carole Francis-Smith is a counselling psychologist currently working in private practice both online and face-to-face. Carole conducted her doctoral research into the Online Therapeutic Relationship and is fascinated by the psychology of online communications. As well as advising on and writing articles regarding the online communication phenomenon, she provides talks and presentations on different aspects involved. She also delivers training to professionals contemplating what is involved in working therapeutically online.