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.
Diana Fosha talks about why so many acronymic therapies---ADEP, DBT, IFS, ACT--- resemble each other, and what that says about the therapy field today.
Tens of thousands of miles away from his practice, a therapist accidentally discovers a new sense of purpose, unable to distinguish the act of giving from the act of love.
Learn what the most successful therapists do that distinguishes them and how to vastly improve your practice by better understanding your clinical strengths and weaknesses.
According to the standard wisdom, the greatest therapists—the “supershrinks”—are born not made. Discover how you can defy this by learning some simple techniques from them that will improve your practice.
A therapist from working-class background finds himself on a surprising mid-career journey into the belly of 21st-century capitalism as an executive coach.
A new style of working has emerged that integrates the in-depth understanding of traditional therapy with the experience of being instructed, pushed, and challenged identified with coaching...
Therapists usually enter the field because they’re drawn to it and have innate capacities to do the work. But whether they excel depends largely on their professional community. Unfortunately, current psychotherapy practice doesn’t foster excellence as much as mediocrity, inertia, and an intense fear of change.