Hannah Zeavin on New Books Network

27 Oct, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on New Books Network

BCNM executive committee member Hannah Zeavin was interviewed by poet and training clinician J.J. Mull about her book The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy (MIT Press, 2021).

From the episode description:

Among Zeavin’s central interventions in the book is to reframe what is normally understood as the “therapeutic dyad” as always already a triad: therapist, patient, and mediating communication technology. Across the book’s chapters, she traces teletherapy’s history from Freud’s epistolary treatments to contemporary algorithmic therapies. Her account of the “distanced intimacy” characteristic of all therapeutic encounters complicates narratives of technologically mediated treatments as somehow inherently “less than.”

Listen to the full interview here!