Title: Enhancing Treatment Impact and the Therapeutic Alliance in Remote Therapy
Recorded on June 11, 2020
Featuring: Shiri Sadeh-Sharvit, PhD
Shiri Sadeh-Sharvit, PhD is a clinical psychologist and the Associate Director for Training at Palo Alto University Center for m2Health, California. She also serves as the Chief Clinical Officer at Eleos Health, a startup company in the digital healthcare space. Dr Sadeh-Sharvit has previously worked at Stanford University Eating Disorders Research Program, where she received research funding to conduct intervention studies on family- and parent-based interventions. Dr. Sadeh-Sharvit’s clinical and research interests include eating disorders (from infancy throughout the life cycle), online interventions, incorporating technology in mental healthcare, and clinical training. She co-authored the book, “Parents with Eating Disorders: A Treatment Guide”, published by Routledge.
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the landscape of digital therapy, making telehealth a staple in the therapist toolkit. But how do therapists, who were trained primarily in assessing and treating the clients face-to-face, adapt their methods, tools, and skills to this new reality, and how does it affect the therapeutic relationship? This presentation will provide a framework for harnessing the power of technology into data-informed clinical care, while improving the treatment relationship. The presentation will review strategies to determine when and how technology could benefit clients, and how to curate and implement the most appropriate digital tools.