Parents, Children, and Anxiety: Changing the Family Dance with Lynn Lyons
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“Wisdom comes from inside of you….this is an invitation to develop that wisdom, not just for you but for everyone you work with….” – Dan Siegel
“If you want to know how the world works, try to change it.” - Mary Pipher
“There is so much beyond biochemistry. Patients are hungry for this; mental health professionals are hungry for now. Now is the time.”
- Andrew Weil
“Open yourself up to the experience of your own contradictory life.”
–Molly Layton (“Writing a Life”)
"Research has shown that love can last--what doesn't last is obsession." -Sue Johnson
"Intimacy, companionship, desire and sex make marriage satisfying long term." -David Schnarch
"If your arrogance is sincere, it will always lead you to a true humility." -David Whyte
"Never be more ambitious for your clients than they are for themselves." -Terry Real
Tag: Clinical Mastery
How do we know if and when we’re getting better at what we do? It’s a seemingly simple question, but there are some fields—like psychotherapy—in which measuring progress and outcomes, and then applying that information to practice, is harder to do than in other fields. For example, in math, it’s pretty clear-cut—either the answer to a specific problem is right or wrong, although the process by which you get to the answer may differ. But when it comes to the mental health profession, how do we measure clinical mastery? How do we measure when we’re “right” and when we’re “wrong?” And is the process we use—the specific methods and techniques—significant or not?02.14.2012 Posted In: Symposium 2012 By Jordan Magaziner
Scott Miller, the founder of the International Center for Clinical Excellence, has been a driving force in applying the science of expertise to the practicalities of the consulting room. He coauthored a feature article on clinical excellence in our May 2011 issue, offered a session on the same topic in our webcast series on excellence, and will be presenting the luncheon address on Friday—“Charting Your Path to Clinical Excellence”—at the upcoming March Symposium.
Here are some of the questions he’ll be discussing in his luncheon keynote. Although there’s been a boom in resources on the field of psychotherapy during the last few decades, have individual therapists actually gotten better? Are we getting better as a field? How do we measure our progress as therapists and clients’ progress with their treatment goals? How do we then take what we’ve learned and apply it to becoming better therapists?
Hear Miller present in person to learn the answers to these important questions and much more. Want to hear even more details? He’ll also be presenting a workshop on Friday at Symposium 2012 to go more in-depth on the subject. Learning about Miller’s insights and applying these methods in your practice may forever change the way you work with clients and think about therapy.
07.13.2011 Posted In: NP007 The Road to Clinical Excellence By Psychotherapy Networker
How is a community of practice different than solitary learning? You make sure to stay up-to-date with the latest research and training methods by constantly reading and trying to apply what you’ve learned with clients. Etienne Wenger, a noted pioneer in exploring the processes of social learning, will explain why the key learning processes and relationships are starkly different from formal curricula and standard learning methods. He’ll discuss why individual clinicians need the support of communities in order to problem-solve, gain perspective on their practice and their clients, and to truly keep up-to-date with new methods.
We hope you come away from this session with Etienne Wenger with a new perspective and understanding of how communities should play an important role in your therapeutic practice. One way to begin acting upon this new way of thinking is to really engage in the Comment Boards throughout this series. As you’ll see after hearing from Etienne Wenger, there’s a difference between learning and reflecting on what you’ve learned inwardly, and sharing your thoughts and experiences with peers.
Please take just a few minutes to comment on what you found most interesting about the presentation, your experience, and to ask any questions you may have.
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