A new breed of therapist believes that it’s disrespectful not to say to clients displaying obnoxious, selfish, or self-defeating behaviors what traditionalists might only share in a supervision group.
Emerging from their monastic little cells, 3,000 psychotherapists had a schmooze-fest celebrating the power of face-to-face connection and joined forces to envision the future.
A collection of charismatic figures were able to comine their clinical skill and intellectual daring to use systems thinking for family therapy. Discover the new definition of therapist established by this group of unforgettable personalities.
Following the first generation of pioneers, another group of inspired clinicians and innovators emerged to expand family therapy. Learn about the distinctive contributions these more recent figures made to the field.
We can probably all think of at least one clinical role model or leading figure in the field who shaped our vision of the kind of therapist we wanted to be when we “grew up”. Learn about the "Top Ten" therapists of the last 25 years.
Would you open up to this therapist?
Explore an innovative method, pioneered by a legend in the field, that helps clients challenge oppression and abuse to reclaim their own agency and personal authority
This year, 3,000 practitioners came to our annual Symposium to explore the fundamental question: are we any closer to unraveling the mysteries of psychotherapy than when Freud became the first therapist to complain about client “resistance”?
While therapists often lead quite isolated professional lives, social-learning theorist Etienne Wenger has shown how a community of practice is perhaps the crucial ingredient in the development of a skilled clinician.