Introducing Psychoanalytic Therapy Into China by Ralph and Lana Fishkin

For several years, the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA) has provided treatment, training, and supervision to Chinese mental health professionals over the Internet. The lack of Chinese analysts and mentors has created an intense demand for psychodynamic psychotherapy training and treatment, which CAPA is addressing, using Skype and other distance communication technologies.  This chapter describes the project, its scope and activities, and the experiences of CAPA teachers and clinicians in exploring and developing the usefulness and power of this very new teaching and treating medium.  Our hope is that, in helping to train our Chinese students in psychodynamic psychotherapy, they will go on to train future generations of clinicians. This model of treating and training could also be applied in other underserved areas.

 

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