Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
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Research Journal Club Topic: AI Chatbots for Mental Health - Emotional Dependence, Ethical Issues and Significance for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (11/12/23) CPDFREE Facilitators: Aisling O’Connor and Dr Caitriona Kinsella
Online Zoom
11-12-2023   Start:19:00.p.m. - 20:30.p.m.
1.5 CPD hours
IACP Members Only

Places Limited to 200

Event will close for bookings Friday 8th Dec 23

The research paper under discussion for the fourth Research Journal Club will be the recently published "Too human and not human enough: A grounded theory analysis of mental health harms from emotional dependence on the social chatbot Repplika" by Laestadius et al from the journal New Media and Society 2022 pp1-19.

Along with the Research Committee members facilitating the discussion, IACP member Professor Heike Felzmann will participate, sharing insights from her own research in the area of ethical issues relating to the ethical and trustworthy development of artificial agents for health and mental health and introduce some thoughts on their significance for counsellors and psychotherapists.

Running order:

7.00-7.05 Introductions – Research Committee Chair and IACP Research Lead

7.05-7.25 Research paper outline and conversation - RC facilitators

7.25-7.40 Research paper, ethical issues and significance for counsellors and psychotherapists Professor Heike Felzmann

7.40-8.00 Breakout rooms

8.00-8.30 General discussion

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