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NP0017, Ethics, Session 6, Marlene Maheu

 
As the final session in the “Handling Today’s Hidden Ethical Dilemmas” series, Marlene Maheu, a leader and pioneer in telehealth, will discuss how to effectively provide online therapy while maintaining ethical boundaries. She’ll explore such tools as Skype, Google, virtual self-help products, and more.

After this presentation, please take a few minutes to reflect on what was striking to you about this particular session, how it fits in with the entire series, and your thoughts after participating in this course and hearing perspectives on a variety of applicable topics. What do you think was most interesting or relevant to your practice? What questions remain for you?

We encourage you to comment on this session and about the series as a whole, as this kind of deeper engagement is vital to learning and understanding. Thank you for your participation, and we hope you come away from this course with a clearer vision of how to handle challenging ethics issues.

If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.
03.09.2012   Posted In: NP0017 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0017, Ethics, Session 5, Steven Frankel

 

During this session of “Handling Today’s Hidden Ethical Dilemmas,” you’ll have the opportunity to hear from Steven Frankel, who’s a certified clinical and forensic psychologist as well as an attorney at law. Frankel will discuss the best ways to deliberately avoid the most common ethical dilemmas in order to protect your clients and yourself.

After the session, please take a few minutes to engage in the Comment Board and share your reflections with the presenter and other participants. What was most striking to you about this presentation? Do you have any questions related to this material? We invite you to share your thoughts, questions, and ideas, as well as including your name and hometown with your comments. If you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.

03.09.2012   Posted In: NP0017 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0017, Ethics, Session 4, William Doherty

 

Learn from veteran therapist William Doherty as he’ll delve into complicated ethical situations by showing video clips from the popular HBO series, “The Sopranos” and “In Treatment” to lead discussions on useful and unbeneficial ways to bring up terminations when clients are no longer benefiting from therapy. Doherty will explain the most common scenarios when termination is—or should be broached—and will go over strategies for initiating termination topic at the right time and in the right way.

After the session, please take a few minutes to let us know what you think. What did Doherty discuss that was new to you? What was most interesting or relevant? We invite you to share your thoughts, questions, and revelations, as well as including your name and hometown with your comments.
If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.

03.08.2012   Posted In: NP0017 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0015, Trauma, Session 5, Christine Courtois

 

Explore the distinctive challenges of working with dissociated clients with Christine Courtois, the cofounder of The CENTER: Post-Traumatic Disorders Program in Washington, DC. In this session, you’ll learn practical methods for helping clients with dissociative disorders move beyond their patterns of avoidance so they can process their experiences of trauma, abuse, or loss.

Afterward, please let us know what you think. Do you have any questions for the presenter? What was most interesting or relevant to you? We encourage you to include your name and hometown with your comment, and to take a few minutes to read and response to other participants’ comments. As always, if you have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

03.07.2012   Posted In: NP0015 21st-Century Trauma Treatment   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0017, Ethics, Session 3, Clifton Mitchell

 

Join Clifton Mitchell for a practical discussion on the latest legal developments on therapists’ responsibility to handle self-injurious behavior in clients, report abuse or rape, and handle right-to-die issues. Mitchell will delve into significant legal and ethical situations and discuss practical case studies that’ll help you better understand the best ways to deal with these important issues—ethically and legally speaking—in the consulting room.

After the session, please take a few minutes to engage in the Comment Board and let us know what you think. What did Mitchell discuss that was new to you? Do you have any specific questions for the presenter or your peers? We invite you to share your thoughts, questions, and revelations, as well as including your name and hometown with your comments. If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.

03.07.2012   Posted In: NP0017 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0017, Ethics, Session 2, Ofer Zur

 

How has digital technology changed the ethical challenges practitioners face in the consulting room? Join psychologist Ofer Zur in this practical discussion of the new ethical trials that exist due to new technologies such as email, social media platforms, the Internet, cell phones, and more. Zur will break down the new issues and provide suggestions as to what therapists should do in order to best handle these ethical quandaries.

After the session, please take a few minutes to engage in the Comment Board and let us know what you thought. What did Zur bring up that was new to you? Do you think there are any other ethical dilemmas brought up by new technologies that weren’t mentioned in this presentation? Do you have any specific questions for Zur or for your peers? We invite you to share your thoughts, questions, and revelations, as well as including your name and hometown with your comments. If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.

03.06.2012   Posted In: NP0017 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0017, Ethics, Session 1, Mary Jo Barrett

 

Welcome to New Perspectives on Practice: Handling Today’s Hidden Ethical Dilemmas. This practical and thought-provoking series with leading experts on ethical practice will explore current ethical guidelines for therapists. The first session with Mary Jo Barrett will delve into how to reconcile boundary maintenance and will cover why peer supervision and consultation are vital to ethical therapy, plus many issues that are consistently confusing for clinicians.

After each session, there will be Comment Boards available as a way for participants to share what was most interesting or relevant from the sessions, and to ask questions of the presenters and of each other. We invite you to utilize these Comment Boards as a forum for thought and discussion after each session and after completing the course.

What was most striking about this session with Mary Jo Barrett? Do you have any similar, relevant experiences? Did this bring up any questions for you? Thanks so much for your participation, and welcome to this important and lively series! If you have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

03.05.2012   Posted In: NP0017 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0015, Trauma, Session 4, Ken Hardy

 
Discover the relevance of trauma issues like family dynamics, poverty, and racism with Kenneth V. Hardy, the director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships. In this session, you’ll learn how to broaden your clinical frame of reference to address the sociocultural factors that can keep traumatized clients stuck.

Afterward, please let us know what you think. Do you have any questions for the presenter? What was most interesting or relevant to you? We encourage you to include your name and hometown with your comment, and to take a few minutes to read and response to other participants’ comments. As always, if you have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

02.29.2012   Posted In: NP0015 21st-Century Trauma Treatment   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0013, Mindfulness, Bonus Session 2, Ron Siegel & Michael Yapko

 

This lively Bonus Session, a dialogue between Ron Siegel, an assistant clinical professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School, and noted hypotherapist Michael Yapko, will offer contrasting perspectives on the impact of mindfulness practices on therapy today. Siegel will explore the ways in which Eastern mindfulness practices are being integrated into Western psychotherapy, and how this union is affecting both. Yapko will discuss how understanding the role of suggestion can enhance mindfulness as a clinical tool.

After this presentation, please take a few minutes to reflect on what was striking to you about this particular session, how it fits in with the series in its entirety, and what you’re thinking after participating in this course and hearing such a wide variety of perspectives on a variety of applicable topics. What do you think—is mindfulness enough? What do you think was most interesting or made the most sense to your practice? What questions remain for you? Do you have any relevant experiences to share?

We encourage you to comment on this session and about the series as a whole, as this kind of deeper engagement is key to learning and understanding. Thank you for your participation, and we hope you come away from this course with a clearer vision of how we can effectively integrate mindfulness practices and psychotherapy to benefit ourselves and our clients.

02.23.2012   Posted In: NP0013 Is Mindfulness Enough?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0013, Mindfulness, Bonus Session, Sharon Salzberg

 
In today's session, Sharon Salzberg, a leading spiritual teacher, who’s a pioneer in bringing Eastern meditation practices to the West, will differentiate between kindness as “sweetness” and how it can be used as a spiritual force in daily life and in our practices—especially with those who have hurt us.

After this presentation, please take a few minutes to reflect on what was striking to you about this particular session. What do you think was most interesting or made the most sense to your practice? What questions remain for you? Do you have any relevant experiences to share? As always, if you have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.
02.23.2012   Posted In: NP0013 Is Mindfulness Enough?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0015, Trauma, Session 3, Pat Ogden

 

Learn how to help trauma clients create a “somatic narrative” with Pat Ogden, the founder and director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute in Boulder, Colorado. Discover how helping clients gain greater awareness of their bodies and creating a somatic narrative will help them work through experiences and distressing emotions that may be otherwise inaccessible to them cognitively.

After listening to the session, please share your thoughts and any questions on the Comment Board. What was most interesting or relevant to you? We encourage you to include your name and hometown with your comment, and to take a few minutes to read and response to other participants’ comments. As always, if you have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

02.22.2012   Posted In: NP0015 21st-Century Trauma Treatment   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0013, Mindfulness, Session 6, Mark Epstein

 

Explore the inherent joyfulness that becomes available through Buddhism’s rejection of our focus on maximizing pleasure with Mark Epstein, a psychiatrist who integrates Buddhist psychology into his work. Epstein will discuss the joyful and loving energy that Buddhist psychology can bring to the Western therapeutic relationship, as well as the pitfalls of Buddhism in the consulting room. You’ll learn what it means to have Buddhism as a therapeutic attitude.

After the session, please take a few minutes to take a look at the Comment Board and let us know what you think. We invite you to discuss your thoughts and questions, as well as sharing your name and hometown with your comments. If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.

02.16.2012   Posted In: NP0013 Is Mindfulness Enough?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0015, Trauma, Session 2, Donald Meichenbaum

 
Discover how the stories clients tell about a trauma event shape their experience of it with Donald Meichenbaum, a founder of Cognitive Behavioral Modification and an expert in the treatment of PTSD. You’ll learn how to help clients create a more positive, “untold” story, the significance of resilience in healing, and how to help clients enhance their cognitive, emotional, physical, and behavioral resilience.

After listening to the session, please share your thoughts and any questions on the Comment Board. What was most interesting to you or relevant? We encourage you to include your name and hometown with your comment, and to take a few minutes to read and response to other participants’ comments. As always, if you have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.
02.15.2012   Posted In: NP0015 21st-Century Trauma Treatment   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0013, Mindfulness, Session 5, Richard Schwartz

 
During meditation practices, we learn how to observe and calm our disturbing thoughts and feelings. Discover with Richard Schwartz, the founder of the Internal Family Systems model, how to take the next step from paying attention to these distressed parts to healing them.

After this session, please take a few minutes to take a look at the Comment Board and let us know what you think. Do you have any experience with the Internal Family Systems model? If not, would you consider bringing these techniques into the consulting room? Do you have any questions for the presenter or your colleagues? We invite you to share your reflections and including your name and hometown with your comments. If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.
02.09.2012   Posted In: NP0013 Is Mindfulness Enough?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0015, Trauma, Session 1, Mary Jo Barrett

 
Welcome to “21st-Century Trauma Treatment: The State of the Art.” This new series will explore the clinical implications of the latest advances from attachment, development, and neurobiological research and how to effectively apply them with clients. What’s the best way to structure treatment with trauma clients? How can therapists help clients reshape their trauma narrative? How can clinicians effectively tailor therapy to meet clients’ needs in the context of trauma? Discover the answers to these questions and much more.

In this first session with Mary Jo Barrett, the founder and director of the Center for Contextual Change, she’ll explain what she’s identified as the five essential ingredients to effective trauma work, through the lens of a structured, collaborative method of working with clients.

Throughout the series, a Comment Board after each session will be available. The Comment Boards are a way for participants to share thoughts and reflections about what was most interesting and to ask questions of the presenters and of each other. We invite and encourage you to use these Comment Boards as a forum for thought and to continue the conversation sparked by each session. After listening to this first session, please just take a few minutes to share what you think. What was most striking about this session? What questions do you have?

Thank you so much for your participation, and welcome to this relevant and important series. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.
02.08.2012   Posted In: NP0015 21st-Century Trauma Treatment   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0014, Diets, Session 4, Geneen Roth

 
Thank you for attending this fourth and final session of “Diets and Our Demons.” We hope you’ll come away from this course with a better understanding of the scientific research on diets and an understanding of the variety of viewpoints and skills about mental and physical health that therapists can bring into the consulting room.

During this session with Geneen Roth, who’s the author of eight bestselling books and a leader in looking at our relationship with eating, will delve into how our eating habits reflect our basic beliefs and attitudes about ourselves. She’ll cover why eating is inseparable from our core beliefs about life, the roots of our relationship with food, how to trust your body, and how to demystify weight loss.

After listening to the course, please take a few minutes to write on the Comment Board about what was most interesting to you during this session, and to reflect on the course in its entirety. What was most relevant to you in your professional and personal life? What questions remain for you?

If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org.Thank you again for your participation in this series, and for taking the time to share your thoughts.
02.07.2012   Posted In: NP0014 Diets and Our Demons   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0013, Mindfulness, Session 4, Michael Yapko

 
What do mindfulness practices and clinical hypnosis have in common? Michael Yapko, a clinical psychologist internationally recognized for his work in clinical hypnosis, will expound upon the practical lessons hypnosis may have to teach therapists about the vital role of suggestion in the change process. Explore the similarities between mindfulness and clinical hypnosis, and decide for yourself whether there are clinically significant connections between mindfulness and hypnosis techniques.

After the session, please take a few minutes to take a look at the Comment Board and let us know what you think. Do you have any experience with clinical hypnosis practices? If not, would you consider bringing these techniques into the consulting room? Do you have any questions for the presenter or your colleagues? We invite you to share your thoughts and questions, as well as sharing your name and hometown with your comments. If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.
02.02.2012   Posted In: NP0013 Is Mindfulness Enough?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0014, Diets, Session 3, Linda Bacon

 

Linda Bacon, researcher, professor, and author of Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight, will discuss the evidence illustrating that popular ideas regarding weight loss as equal to positive self-care can actually hinder a healthy lifestyle. She’ll cover the science that disputes conventional perspectives about health and weight, how working toward weight-loss goals can undermine a client’s ability to achieve positive, healthy habits, how to help clients understand that self-nourishment is more important than weight loss, and much more.

After listening to the session, please share on the Comment Board what you learned and any questions you may have. What was most interesting or relevant to you? We invite you to include your name and hometown with your comment, and to take a few minutes to read and respond to other participants’ comments.

If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.

01.31.2012   Posted In: NP0014 Diets and Our Demons   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0013, Mindfulness, Session 3, Tara Brach

 

Explore RAIN, a simple but powerful technique for directing attention to one’s inner world, with Tara Brach, a leading Western teacher of Buddhism, known for her ability to integrate psychotherapy with meditative and mindfulness practices. Understanding and learning how to implement RAIN into your clinical practice will allow you to help clients discover the thoughts, emotions, and feelings that make up their true inner experiences, and will open the door for deconditioning unconscious patterns.

After the session, please take a few minutes to engage in the Comment Board and let us know your reflections. What do you think about this technique and how it might be implemented into your professional or personal life?

We invite you to share your thoughts, questions, and revelations, as well as including your name and hometown with your comments. If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.

01.26.2012   Posted In: NP0013 Is Mindfulness Enough?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0011, Couples, Bonus 2, Kathryn Rheem

 
Discover with Kathryn Rheem how to respond effectively when clients express strong feelings in session. Based on Emotionally Focused Therapy, you’ll explore attunement and how to use your own emotions to help clients move beyond attachment injuries.

After the session, please take a few minutes to let us know what you think, both about this session and about the series as a whole. What stood out for you? What questions remain? We encourage you to take this opportunity to share your thoughts, questions, and revelations. Please include your name and hometown with your comments.

As always, if you have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thank you so much for your participation during this series.
01.25.2012   Posted In: NP0011 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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