The following is a shortened edited version of the Presidential Address which I gave at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry held in New York May 2014. This article in edited form will also appear in the next issue of the The Forum, a magazine published by the […]
The following is an article which I wrote for the current issue of the Forum. This is a publication of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry of which I am the current President. President’s Message: My Introduction to Telemedicine/Telepsychiatry By Michael Blumenfield, M.D. There are many psychiatrists and other therapists who have […]
Three examples are discussed where he author has become involved in the delivery of psychiatric treatment via telepsychiatry (video conferencing). The first is in a county rural mental health clinic in California. The second is in conjunction with the Chinese American Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA) where mental health professionals in China who are in a training program provided by American teachers via SKYPE ( video conferencing) desire to have their own personal one to one psychotherapy by this technique. The third is psychotherapy in the United States for private patients who for a variety of reasons find it more convenient and feasible to have their therapy via telepsychiatry.
The Chinese American Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA ) will hold it’s 3rd annual tour to China starting on October 22. CAPA provides training program for Chinese mental health professionals in psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy. with classes and supervision which utilize video conferencing on the Internet. The tour will be led by the Founder and Director of CAP Dr. Elise Snyder and will include visits to various mental health facilities where some of the travelers will give lectures. . Dr. Blumenfield reviews his experience on the second annual tour held last October.