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Can We Talk?

Let's End the Conspiracy of Silence About Ethical Dilemas

Mary Jo Barrett • 3/2/2002

One way or another, all therapists face similar questions about therapeutic boundaries: Should we accept the gift? How much do we self-disclose? What do we do when a dual relationship can't be avoided? How do we safely negotiate the currents of sexuality? Moved by our best instincts, our weaknesses or simply by the sheer ambiguity of the situation, we can often find ourselves striking out on our own and coloring outside the lines.

Magazine Article

What's Your Most Memorable Therapeutic Moment?

Six Master Clinicians Share Their Reflections

Marian Sandmaier • 5/6/2016

Of all the meaningful sessions that take place in a therapists's career, what makes certain ones stand out? We asked six widely respected clinicians to tell the story of a particular experience that lives on for them. This special feature collects those tales of taking creative leaps in the dark and stumbling toward insight.
  • "Crossing to Safety" by Courtney Armstrong
  • "Happy New Year?" by Ron Taffel
  • "Keeping the Faith" by Mary Jo Barrett
  • "In the Valley of the Shadow" by Margie Nichols
  • "The Uninvited Guest" by Hedy Schleifer
  • "The Found and the Lost" by Terry Real

Magazine Article

Bringing the Family Into Trauma Treatment

Psychotherapy Networker • 8/21/2014


Daily Blog
Today's Most Effective Interventions for Deep Healing
Finally, get clear insight into exactly what trauma treatment methods will work for your clients so you can begin to dramatically improve outcomes! Join seven of the leading pioneers of trauma treatment—Bessel van der Kolk, Peter Levine, Janina Fisher, Pat Ogden, Mary Jo Barrett, Bill O'Hanlon and Skip Rizzo—to get in-depth insight into the most powerful trauma treatment methods available today (including Somatic Experiencing, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, EMDR, Parts Therapy, Neurofeedback, Virtual Reality-assisted therapy and more). Gain an inside understanding of each approach as these experts walk through the specific steps they take with clients facing similar challenges to what you see in your office every day.
Copyright:
8/6/2018
Authors:
BILL O'HANLON, MS, LMFT
 
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
 
JANINA FISHER, PH.D.
 
PETER A. LEVINE, PH.D.
 
PAT OGDEN, PHD
 
MARY JO BARRETT, MSW
 
ALBERT "SKIP" RIZZO
Product:
NRS001275
Type:
$419.93 USD     $159.99 USD
3 CE Hours
The ethical guidelines for therapists were once governed by simple, unambiguous rules, but in today's informal therapeutic climate, these old rules aren't so straightforward anymore. Learn how to navigate these murky ethical waters.
Copyright:
3/21/2014
Authors:
DON MEICHENBAUM, PH.D.
 
JANINA FISHER, PH.D.
 
MARY JO BARRETT, MSW
 
JOHN BRIERE, PH.D.
Product:
RNV047010

Who's Steering the Boat?

Navigating Therapy with Today's Clients

Lauren Dockett • 1/8/2018

Today’s clients are shifting out of their customary position of mannerly deference and asserting far more specifically what they want—and don’t want—from therapy. Increasingly, therapists are moving from the role of acknowledged expert in the room to something approaching an informed colleague. For some, it’s a sea change in professional identity, but a growing body of evidence suggests it pays off.

Magazine Article

Silent and Confused

Opening Conversations with Men in the Wake of #MeToo

Lauren Dockett • 5/9/2018

Most men publicly support #MeToo, but privately—very privately, often too privately even to share with their intimate partners—some are disoriented and wrestling with questions about the changing norms that shape their relationships with women. Meanwhile, therapists are examining how to bring issues raised by this movement more directly into their clinical approaches.

Magazine Article

Our Habits, Ourselves

Can the Circle Be Broken?

11/1/2013


Magazine Issue

Can't See the Forest?

Maybe It's Time to Get Out of the Office

12/26/2018


Magazine Issue

Can Compassion Be Trained?

Rich Simon • 10/20/2013

Even as mindfulness gains mainstream acceptance as a therapeutic tool, the definition of what mindfulness actually is remains in flux.

Daily Blog

Moving Beyond the Brain

Dan Siegel on Why the Mind, More Than the Brain, Matters in Therapy

Rich Simon • 10/30/2013

As the language of neuroscience sinks deeper into the public consciousness, the brain has become a scapegoat for explaining the mysterious behaviors, moods, and impulses that drive everyday life.

Daily Blog

How to Protect Yourself in the Ethical Gray Zone

Frederic Reamer on the Importance of Documentation

Rich Simon • 11/4/2013

As clinicians, we try to prepare ourselves as best we can for any ethical issues that could arise with clients. But while we know the answers to the obvious dilemmas, where does that leave us with the endless list of ethical issues that fall into the gray area of ethical ambiguity?

Daily Blog

Finding the Hero in Troubled Youth

Ken Hardy on Trauma Treatment that Taps into the Hero that Resides in All Youth

Rich Simon • 11/6/2013

In the black-and-white popular view of trauma, people who have gone through life-threatening or injurious experiences either grow up to be innocent victims or damaged villains, with little room for the shades of gray therapists frequently encounter in their work.

Daily Blog

The Ripple Effect of Dialogue

Experience the Ongoing Conversation of State of the Art 2013

Rich Simon • 11/10/2013

That’s what’s so revitalizing about the conversations that we have in tribe—through continuing education events and in communities of practice. Unlike everyday conversations, they are ongoing and communal in a way that layers key insights about the direction of our field.

Daily Blog

Ending Therapy: The Importance of Planned Termination

How to Ease the Transition Out of the Therapy Relationship

Rich Simon • 11/18/2013

Of course, all good therapists want to bring their clients to a place where they've met their therapy goals and achieved the necessary growth to feel comfortable ending the therapy relationship. But therapists and clients may not always be operating on the same timetable.

Daily Blog

The Moments Therapists Don’t Usually Talk About

Following Up with State of the Art Presenters

Rich Simon • 11/24/2013

Whether we want to admit it or not, we all regularly have our moments of being caught off guard, feeling ineffective, and being filled with more questions than answers.

Daily Blog

To Self-Disclose, or Not to Self-Disclose?

Ken Hardy on Why Not Self-Disclosing Can Hurt Therapy

Rich Simon • 11/25/2013

Long held under a shroud of formality for various ethical reasons, psychotherapy has had some growing pains in trying to adjust and adapt to the new laid-back way of life.

Daily Blog

From Good Person to Ethical Professional

Mitch Handelsman on the Effectiveness of Ethics Acculturation

Rich Simon • 12/2/2013

There’s a big difference between being a generally nice person with good intentions and an ethical professional. So how do we bridge that gap?

Daily Blog

#MeTooManyTimes

How the Latest Movement Against Sexual Predation is Rattling Some Therapy Clients

Lauren Dockett • 1/27/2018

By Lauren Dockett - Many therapists who specialize in sexual abuse and trauma are reporting that the #MeToo movement and the ongoing accusations of sexual assault and harassment against powerful, public men are deeply affecting their clients.

Daily Blog

Supreme Testimony

What Christine Blasey Ford Could Mean for Survivors

Lauren Dockett • 9/28/2018

By Lauren Dockett - As trauma specialist Mary Jo Barrett explains, Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony has been empowering for many survivors of sexual assault. Will that change next week?

Daily Blog
Copyright:
2/13/2013
Authors:
MARY JO BARRETT, MSW
 
OFER ZUR, PHD
 
LINDA STONE FISH, MSW, PHD
 
ARNOLD A. LAZARUS, PHD, ABPP
 
KATY BUTLER, MA
 
JAN MICHAEL SHERMAN, MA
 
JANINE ROBERTS, EDD
 
JAY EFRAN, PH.D.
 
JENNY NEWSOME
 
MICHAEL F. HOYT, PHD
 
SUSAN ROWAN
Product:
NRC095556
3 CE Hours
In 8 engaging articles from Psychotherapy Networker magazine, some of the field’s leading trauma experts introduce you to innovative approaches that are transforming, not only trauma treatment, but also the way we practice therapy in general.
Copyright:
4/1/2012
Authors:
JANINA FISHER, PH.D.
 
MARY JO BARRETT, MSW
 
MARTHA STRAUS, PH.D.
 
STEVEN STOSNY, PH.D.
 
MICHELE WEINER-DAVIS, MSW
 
JOYANNA SILBERG, PHD
 
NOEL LARSON, PH.D., MSW
Product:
NRC095792
A Step-By-Step Master Class with Deany Laliotis
Discover Relational EMDR, the evidence-based intervention that transforms the memories underlying trauma and creates safety and hope through the client-therapist relationship. In this Master Class, join Deany Laliotis, LICSW—Director of Training for EMDR Institute and associate of EMDR originator Francine Shapiro—to experience the life-changing power of EMDR in action!Through powerful in-session videos and in-depth, therapist-to-therapist conversations, you'll get inside access to four remarkable single-session breakthroughs with actual clients struggling with deep-rooted trauma, attachment wounds, shame, anger, and depression. Learn how to attune to clients to enhance the power of your work and discover how to increase positive outcomes, avoid clinical impasses, and help clients resolve traumatic experiences once and for all.
Copyright:
10/8/2018
Authors:
DON MEICHENBAUM, PH.D.
 
JANINA FISHER, PH.D.
 
MARY JO BARRETT, MSW
 
JOHN BRIERE, PH.D.
 
DEANY LALIOTIS, LICSW
Product:
NRS001283
Type:
$529.93 USD     $159.99 USD
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