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NP0014, Diets, Session 2, Judith Beck

 

Join Judith Beck, one of the world’s leading cognitive-behavioral therapists, in this second session of “Diets and Our Demons.” She’ll cover the skills that are necessary for successful dieting, and detail what’s most important to effective weight loss.

Beck will explain how to help clients follow through on a healthy lifestyle by facilitating the development of pre-dieting skills, regularizing eating, changing food selection, planning for special occasions, and keeping the motivation to integrate these skills into everyday life in a long-term manner.

After listening to the session, please share on the Comment Board what you learned and any questions you may have. What was most interesting to you or relevant to your professional or personal life? 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 anytime.

01.24.2012   Posted In: NP0014 Diets and Our Demons   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0013, Mindfulness, Session 2, Ron Siegel

 

Learn with Ron Siegel how Eastern mindfulness practices are affecting Western psychotherapy and why this union is clinically significant. Discover how the amalgamation of mindfulness and psychotherapy in America first began, the present state of the movement, and what the future of this integration may be.

After the session, please take a few minutes to engage in the Comment Board and let us know what you thought. What did Siegel discuss that was new to you? Do you have any specific questions for the presenter 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.

01.19.2012   Posted In: NP0013 Is Mindfulness Enough?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0011, Couples, Bonus 1, Marty Klein

 

Join Marty Klein, a marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist, us for a candid discussion about the assumptions that both clients and therapists often share that can get in the way of improving couples’ sexual relationships.

After the session, please take a few minutes to let us know what you think. What was most interesting or relevant to you? We invite you to share your thoughts, questions, and revelations. Please include 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.

01.18.2012   Posted In: NP0011 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0014, Diets, Session 1, Judith Matz

 
Welcome to “Diets and Our Demons,” a 4-week webcast series, which will cover a variety of perspectives about helping clients maintain mental and physical health.

In this first session with Judith Matz, the director of the Chicago Center for Overcoming Overeating, she will present some of the research that shows that dieting is actually counterproductive. Matz will discuss why the practices of attuned eating and weight acceptance can offer a more effective substitute to conventional dieting techniques.

After each webcast session, a Comment Board will be provided so that all of you can share reflections on what you’ve learned, or any questions you may have. We believe these forums create a sense of community of learning and help inspire each other. Please take a few moments to comment on what was most interesting or relevant to you, and we encourage you to include your name and hometown with your comments.

Thank you so much for your participation, and welcome to this relevant series. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org anytime.

*Make sure to check out our January/February 2011 issue, which was also called “Diets and Our Demons.” This issue reported on research and case studies related to different ways of looking at dieting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If you’re interested, check out that issue here.
01.17.2012   Posted In: NP0014 Diets and Our Demons   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0013, Mindfulness, Session 1, Jack Kornfield

 
Welcome to the New Perspectives on Practice series, “Is Mindfulness Enough?” This series will explore the benefits and limitations of both psychotherapy and mindfulness as well as the integration of these two wisdom traditions. In the first session with leading Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield, he’ll discuss the erroneous belief that prayer and meditation is all that’s needed for personal transformation, talk about how to combine meditation with our daily activities, and describe how to bring the sacred into the practice of therapy.

Throughout the series, a Comment Board after each session will be available. The Comment Boards are a way for course participants to share thoughts and reflections about what was most interesting after each session 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 engage in the Comment Board. What was most striking about this session? What questions do you have?

Thank you so much for your participation, and welcome to this relevant series. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org anytime.
01.10.2012   Posted In: NP0013 Is Mindfulness Enough?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0011, Couples, Session 6, David Schnarch

 

Hear an unconventional perspective on couples therapy from David Schnarch, who believes that the best way to help couples is to challenge partners to change their individual behaviors and attitudes. Schnarch’s direct, upfront approach to helping clients will illustrate a different viewpoint on effective couples therapy.

After the session, please take a few minutes to let us know what you think about these ideas and this way of working with couples. What was most interesting to you? Do you have any similar experiences working with couples? 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.

01.09.2012   Posted In: NP0011 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0011, Couples, Session 5, Jette Simon

 
Explore this classic dynamic of couples therapy—an angry woman and a withdrawn man—that’s often confusing for therapists, with couples therapist Jette Simon. Learn more about what’s behind the feelings of anger and the behavior of withdrawing, and how clinicians can more effectively work with shame and fear of disconnection.

After the session, please take a few minutes to let us know what you think. What did Simon discuss that was new to you? What was most interesting to you? Do you have any similar experiences working with couples? 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.

12.30.2011   Posted In: NP0011 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0011, Couples, Session 4, Esther Perel

 
An extramarital affair can be a traumatic experience for couples, causing feelings of anger, rejection, fear, loss of trust, grief, and can ultimately destroy the relationship. But does it always have to be framed in this experience of trauma and eventual breakdown of the relationship? Is it possible to rebuild trust and intimacy after an affair? Learn with Esther Perel how, contrary to conventional wisdom, some affairs can actually transform a relationship. Discover techniques to help couples rebuild trust after an infidelity and hear about different cultural perspectives on affairs.

After this session, please let us know what you think. What's your experience with couples trying to heal after affairs? What cultural setting do you practice in and how do you think that affects the way in which you work with couples or clients in general?

As always, if you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.
12.23.2011   Posted In: NP0011 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0012, Ethics, Bonus Session, Marlene Maheu

 
As the final, bonus 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.
12.20.2011   Posted In: NP0012 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0011, Couples, Session 3, William Doherty

 
What happens when partners in couples therapy have two different agendas in mind? Hear from expert William Doherty on this little spoken about topic. Learn how Discernment Counseling, an approach that helps couples clarify their feelings about the next step in their relationship, can help both clients and therapists.

After the session, please let us know what you think. What’s your experience with mixed-agenda couples in therapy? What questions remain for you now? Let us know what you think.

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.
12.19.2011   Posted In: NP0011 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0012, Ethics, Session 5, Steven Frankel

 

Today’s session with Steven Frankel will delve into how to avoid the most common ethical pitfalls and how to handle the most common ethical—and legal—issues. He’ll discuss role conflicts and deviations, boundary crossings and violations, and the three axioms of ethical responsibility.

After the session, please take a few minutes to let us know what you think. What did the presenter 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.

12.19.2011   Posted In: NP0012 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0011, Couples, Session 2, Hedy Schleifer

 

How can therapists most effectively work with emotion in the consulting room—particularly when it comes to couples therapy? Learn with internationally known couples therapist Hedy Schleifer how to help create a nourishing connection between partners, define a role as therapist-as-guide, and much more. Schleifer, who’s pioneered the training of Imago Relationship therapists internationally, will go into how to use this theory in practice and how to best work with emotions.

We encourage you to use the Comment Board as a way to engage with each other and the presenters in this course, to share what you felt was most interesting, to ask any questions you may have, and to reflect on what you’ve learned. What was most relevant for you in this session?

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.

12.12.2011   Posted In: NP0011 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0012, 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.

12.12.2011   Posted In: NP0012 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0012, Ethics, Session 3, Clifton Mitchell

 

Join expert 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 cover 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—both ethically and legally—in the consulting room.

After the session, please take a few minutes to let us know what you think. What did Mitchell bring up that was most relevant or interesting 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.

12.09.2011   Posted In: NP0012 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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MC0003, Beyond Pills, Michael Yapko

 
Welcome to this intensive Master Class series, “Beyond Pills: Effective Psychotherapy with Depressive Clients.” This popular, illuminating series features internationally recognized expert, Michael Yapko, known for his work in the strategic treatment of depression. Throughout the series, you’ll learn about the latest, significant research in effectively helping depressed clients—without antidepressant medications.

These four sessions will cover such topics as why medicalizing depression has worsened the problem, reasons to be cautious about antidepressants, using hypnosis, mindfulness, and homework as part of experiential treatment, social factors as related to depression, and much more. In the second session, you’ll be able to watch this kind of treatment in action, with a video clip of Mike, a depressed and anxious client. The fourth session includes a question-and-answer session with Yapko to allow you to further incorporate this knowledge into practice.

Throughout this series, this Comment Board will be available as a way for you all to share thoughts and reflections about what was most thought-provoking and to ask questions of the presenter and of each other. We invite and encourage you to use this Comment Board as a forum for learning. Between sessions, please just take a few minutes to share what you think. What did you think was most interesting or relevant? 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.
12.08.2011   Posted In: MC0003 Beyond Pills: Effective Psychotherapy with Depressive Clients   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0012, Ethics, Session 2, Ofer Zur

 

How has digital technology changed the ethical challenges therapists face with clients every day?  Join psychologist Ofer Zur in this practical discussion of the new ethical trials that have been brought up due to 21st-century technologies such as email, social media platforms, the Internet, cell phones, and more. Zur will break down these new dilemmas and provide suggestions as to what clinicians should do to effectively 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? In your opinion, are there any other ethical dilemmas that exist because of new technologies that weren’t mentioned in this presentation? Do you have any questions for the presenter or participants?

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.

12.05.2011   Posted In: NP0012 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0012, Ethics, Session 1, Mary Jo Barrett

 
Welcome to the New Perspectives on Practice series, “Handling Today’s Hidden Ethical Dilemmas.” In this popular series with leading experts on ethical practice, you’ll gain a practical and illuminating look at ethical guidelines for therapists in the 21st century.

This first session with Mary Jo Barrett, the founder and director of the Center for Contextual Change, will give you real-world examples of how to maintain boundaries even in the most challenging situations with clients. Learn why engaging in peer supervision and consultation are vital to conducting ethical therapy, and delve into many issues that are consistently confusing for clinicians. 

Throughout this series, a Comment Board will be available after each session. These Comment Boards are a way for participants to share thoughts and reflections about what was most thought-provoking 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 learning. After listening to this first session, please just take a few minutes to share what you think. What was most interesting about this presentation? 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.
12.02.2011   Posted In: NP0012 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0011, Couples, Session 1, Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson

 
Welcome to our latest New Perspectives on Practice series, “Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?” This exciting series, based on our November/December 2011 issue on the topic, will explore the challenges of couples work, discuss how therapists can become more comfortable doing effective work with couples, and much more.

What are the most effective strategies in working with couples? How can therapists structure therapy—particularly in the early sessions—so that couples leave with a sense of hope, rather than frustration? Can working with individuals who have serious issues in their relationships actually be detrimental to them? Find out the answers to these questions and much more. In this first session with expert couples therapists Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson, the creators of the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, you’ll find out why clinicians often avoid working with couples and how you can better prepare yourself for couples therapy work.

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.
11.29.2011   Posted In: NP0011 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0010, Mindfulness, Bonus Session, Sharon Salzberg

 
As the final, bonus session in “Is Mindfulness Enough?” series, 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, 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.
11.07.2011   Posted In: NP0010 Is Mindfulness Enough?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0010, 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. 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.

11.01.2011   Posted In: NP0010 Is Mindfulness Enough?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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