David Schnarch On How Confrontation Speeds Up Couples Therapy.
Couples therapist, David Schnarch, is not interested in having a couple feel secure in the consulting room.
In fact, David asserts that therapy is the one place where partners should be able to be uncomfortably honest, and take responsibility for their problematic behavior and actions. The couples therapist’s role is to challenge them to do just that.
Are you interested in the reasoning behind the major revisions made to the new DSM? Join Darrel Regier as he discusses the scientific reasoning behind changes made to DSM-5, criticisms and the APA’s responses to them, and why new diagnoses were introduced while others were removed.
By 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.” Read more …
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. Read more …
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.