Author Archives: Psychotherapy Networker

Stephen Gilligan on Avoiding the Pathology Trap

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Living the Symposium Experience

Rich SimonBy Rich Simon The now 37-year-old Networker Symposium was born at a point in our field’s history when the ideal of the detached, eminently rational therapist helping emotionally overwrought clients tame their id-driven passions still held sway. Nevertheless, early on, the Symposium followed a different course, epitomized in the over-the-top song and dance opening performance that has become its signature. Although we would have been hard-pressed to explain why, early on we apparently understood that talk is not enough; it is experience that sparks change, and what better way to embrace emotion than in the company of a few thousand of your most like-minded, favorite colleagues? Read more

Depression: NP0048 – Session 6

Do you want to learn how to effectively empower your depressed clients? Do you have questions about how to reach depressed and possibly traumatized clients? Join Elisha Goldstein as he discusses your depressed clients, how to make them feel safe in your practice, and how to incorporate self-compassion into your therapeutic approach.

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.

Elisha Goldstein on the Importance of Setting Aside What You Know as a Therapist to Ask Clients What They Need.

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 The Fantasy and Reality of Intimacy

Rich SimonBy Rich Simon What better time than Valentine’s Day weekend to think about the contradictions in modern day couplehood? In a world dedicated to convincing us that we’re entitled to more and more choice in our lives, It’s not just that partners want different things –it’s that  they so often want both longevity and novelty, both excitement and stability, both deep attachment and plenty of individual freedom.  No wonder there’s no relationship formula that works for every couple. Read more

Depression: NP0048 – Session 5

Do you feel that therapy brings only temporary changes for your client? Do you want to help them create lasting changes in the treatment of their depression and their symptoms? Join Judith Beck as she discusses this and teaches how  to incorporate a range of methods, including experiential techniques and childhood work, into your practice.

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.

Courtney Armstrong on Using Humor, Playfulness and Innovation to Increase Connection.

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Rich SimonBy Rich Simon If you’re like me, polls and national surveys are one of your guilty pleasures. They’re an irresistible short-cut to figuring out the mindsets, interests, preoccupations and, often, the anxieties of larger chunks of humanity than most of us would otherwise encounter beyond the small circle of the people in our day-to-day world. Read more

Award-Winning Actress Ann Randolph on Psychotherapy as Improv

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Ann Randolph, on Using Improv Techniques to Access Deep Emotion

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