The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected. Robert Frost
The brilliance of the poet is in being able to contain, in just a few words, and idea the opens into vast territory. In this issue of Voices we ask you to think about how Frost's notion of afternoon wisdom applies to your view of your work, practice, patients and continuing evolution as a therapist. We are also interested in how this same notion may apply to your older patients, their work, and the work you do with them.
Is technology threatening the intimacy, healing power and value of therapy, or can it be used in service of the therapeutic process and the patient-therapist relationship? What are our personal and professional biases, judgments, comfort levels and attitudes about technology? As new technologies flood our lives, psychotherapy faces a host of questions. This issue of Voices will explore the leading edge of practice in the digital age.
Can we develop intimacy via technology rather than “in the room”? What is lost seeing someone on video chat? What is gained? In your work, are boundaries changed or challenged?
Guest editors Eileen Dombo, Lisa Kays, and Rosemary Moulton welcome submissions in the form of personal essay, research- and case-based inquiry, art, poetry, and photography on the theme of the intersection of technology and psychotherapy. We invite your personal reflections, clinical experiences, and exploration of areas of “not knowing” that emerge when reflecting on these questions.