Psychiatrist warns of pitfalls in long-term telepsychotherapy

Long-term telepsychotherapy is a valuable tool but there are potential pitfalls, says a Melbourne psychiatrist.

Dr Penny Golding, a speaker at RANZCP Congress 2015 in Brisbane, says long-term psychotherapy using videoconferencing appeals to patients living in rural areas, those on the move between places and those who have other rehabilitation commitments.

Patients who have had deep traumas, attachment difficulties or