The Family Institute’s Guidelines for Reopening

We will update these guidelines as often as necessary to reflect the current situation.

The clinic is now open for full clinical activity.
(As of February 21, 2021)

Please note: Our therapists continue to offer virtual sessions online or by phone.
The safety and comfort of our clients emotional and physical well-being is of utmost importance.

CLINIC- CLIENTS AND THERAPISTS

  1. The clinic is now open for full clinical activity.
    1. Remote therapy remains a possibility but not necessarily preferable.

  2. For all clinic meetings:
    1. Masks in public spaces (halls)
      1. Masks off only if:
        1. Comfortable for all comfortable
        2. and 3 meters between unrelated people (if couples’ session, 3 meters between each member of the couple and the therapist)
        3. Please try to keep hygienic rules as before

  3. We will NOT be distinguishing between those vaccinated and not vaccinated. Same rules for all. I think transparency about vaccination status of all involved is the best policy
    1. You may ask clients if they are vaccinated and inform them if you are vaccinated 
    2. Only as a way of collecting information which will help you decide about comfort level for frontal meeting.
    3. Not as a way of deciding for or against a frontal meeting solely based on vaccination status. (see next Corona Times for explanation)

  4. Therapists and clients do NOT come to clinic if there is any question of being ill

TRAINING

  1. The courses for more than 10 people remain virtual
    1. Small courses (Men’s PGL) can be in person if the instructor so prefers
    2. All larger courses (essentially all courses except men’s PGL) remain remote
  2. Masks on during the sessions
  3. Hygiene as above
  4. No discrepancy between vaccinated and not vaccinated.

SUPERVISION

  1. Individual supervisions can take place frontally in the clinic if comfortable for supervisor and trainee
    1. If 3 meter distance possible
    2. AND comfortable for both, masks can be removed
    3. Transparency about vaccination status is the best policy
      1. Only as a way of collecting information which will help you decide about comfort level for frontal meeting.
      2. Not as a way of deciding for or against a frontal meeting solely based on vaccination status. (see next Corona Times for explanation)
  2. Group supervisions can meet in the clinic if comfortable for supervisor and trainees
    1. Transparency about vaccination status is the best policy
      1. Only as a way of collecting information which will help you decide about comfort level for frontal meeting.
      2. Not as a way of deciding for or against a frontal meeting solely based on vaccination status. (see next Corona Times for explanation)
    2. Masks on please
  3. Responsibility of the supervisor and members to arrange remote presence for those unable to attend and someone bring a laptop. There is WI-FI (in principle) on campus.

GROUP SPACES

  1. The two libraries may now be used. They must be limited to no more than 3 people at a time, maintaining distance of 2 meters, and masks on. No eating, since that means masks down. Hopefully we can become more heimish soon, but not yet.
  2. The kitchen and the waiting room remain closed for now.



Appointments

  • By appointment only
  • Therapist escorts client into and out of clinic
  • Take payments in therapy office

Therapy Rooms

  • May remove masks if all feel secure
  • Water and cups in rooms
  • Maintain 3 meter distance if taking off masks

Waiting room

  • Closed
  • Clients wait outside (ideally come at exact appointed session time)
  • Masks required in order to enter clinic

Receipts Computer

  • Take payments in office and input information after escorting client out
  • One person at a time
  • Alcogel your hands after using computer

Kitchen

  • Closed

Public Spaces

  • Masks required at all times
  • Maintain appropriate social distance

Libraries

  • Three people at a time
  • Masks on at all times