Author Archives: Psychotherapy Networker

Rich SimonBy Rich Simon In “Therapy Isn’t Brain Science,” a provocative  article in the July/August Networker, Steve Andreas took aim at what he called psychotherapy’s collective case of “brain fever.” “The neuroscience information that’s currently in vogue seems primarily useful in convincing clients that we’re ‘experts’—that we have hard scientific knowledge about what’s happening inside their skulls,” wrote Andreas. “But so far I haven’t seen any persuasive direct application of neuroscience to the practice of therapy.”
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DSM-5: NP0043 – Session 2

As a clinician are you concerned about how DSM-5 will affect your practice? Join Martha Teater as she goes over the Severity Scale, the 5 Axis System, and how the new diagnostic model will affect you.

After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

Danie Beaulieu On How to Make Panic An Ally.

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Martha Teater on One of the Major Changes in DSM-5

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Rich Simon By Rich Simon There was a time not so long ago that only those who had the time and money to attend workshops around the country had the opportunity for a close-up view of psychotherapy’s leading figures. I remember as a grad student my only access to people whose work I revered like Sal Minuchin, Virginia Satir, and Carl Whitaker — as much as I would have liked to swing by their offices to ask my endless list of clinical questions–was through their writing.
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DSM-5: NP0043 – Session 1

The fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is coming, are you prepared? Have you asked yourself ‘As a therapist how will this affect my practice? My clients?’ Join Allen Frances as he explains the major differences between DSM-IV and DSM-5 and how you can improve your psychiatric diagnosis.

After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

Allen Frances On Why DSM-5’s New Diagnoses Are Problematic

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Learn how to sidestep common clinical mistakes that promote resistance, and ways to overcome resistance if it does occur. Professor and author of Effective Techniques for Dealing with Highly Resistant Clients, Clifton Mitchell describes the best approaches to circumvent resistance, from clarifying goals, slowing down the pace, and helping clients find emotionally compelling reasons to change.

Explore a treatment plan for clients with narcissistic personality disorder that helps you maintain compassion while achieving leverage. Wendy Behary, author of Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed, teaches how to use tactical confrontation, cognitive restructuring, behavioral therapy and skills training, experiential psychotherapy, and more.

How do you work with borderline personality disorder clients without lapsing into feelings of defensiveness? Richard Schwartz, originator of the Internal Family Systems model, describes working with borderline personality disorder clients who are preoccupied with protecting their vulnerable inner “parts” and can respond to mental health treatment with anger, impulsiveness, and aggressiveness.

Discover how to join with self-loathing clients who are so filled with feelings of shame and worthlessness that they find little benefit from the therapeutic relationship. Janina Fisher, who lectures and writes about integrating neuroscience research and body-centered approaches into psychotherapy, guides the viewer on how to help clients heal their attachment issues and gain self-compassion and acceptance.

In this session, marriage and family therapist William Doherty highlights some techniques to follow when a client isn’t following the treatment plan, continues to follow a self-destructive path, or simply isn’t making progress. Learn how to avoid sounding like a disappointed parent or threatening to abandon the client when therapy stalls.

Discover an assessment protocol to identify six personal characteristics that’ll allow you to customize treatment to match clients’ needs. Distinguished professor of psychology and clinical psychologist John Norcross explores how to identify these personal characteristics to achieve more effective treatment.

After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

Stephen Porges on a Popular Neuroscientific Misconception

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Gary Greenberg On The Role Of Economic Factors In The DSM

Creating useful constructs that enable clinicians to communicate more effectively is the intended purpose of the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual.  The reality is that by giving diagnostic criteria and a name to a specific human suffering, an entry in the DSM increases the likelihood of research and treatment dollars going to that condition. Read more