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The Fox and the Hedgehog

Flexibility and Focus in the Therapy Room

William Doherty • 7/12/2021

As a therapist, is it better to adapt an eclectic approach or specialize in the one you believe in most? Perhaps the answer isn’t as simple as it seems.

Magazine Article
Copyright:
6/22/2021
Authors:
DAVID KESSLER
 
DANIEL J SIEGEL, M.D.
 
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
 
CLAUDIA BLACK, MSW., PHD
 
JOHN M. GOTTMAN, PH.D.
 
JULIE GOTTMAN, PH.D.
 
JANINA FISHER, PH.D.
 
LESLIE KORN, PH.D., MPH, LMHC, ACS, RPP, NTP, NCBTMB
 
TERRENCE REAL, LICSW
 
STEPHEN PORGES, PH.D.
 
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PH.D.
 
SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
 
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
LINDA GRAHAM, MFT
 
RICHARD SEARS, PSYD, PHD, MBA, ABPP
 
JOE KORT, PH.D., LMSW
 
BRITT H RATHBONE, LCSW-C, ACSW, BCD, CGP
 
MARY JO BARRETT, MSW
 
GABOR MATÉ, MD
 
TAMMY NELSON, PH.D.
 
JONAH PAQUETTE, PSY.D.
 
COURTNEY ARMSTRONG, LPC, MHSP
 
LISA FERENTZ, LCSW-C, DAPA
 
FRANK ANDERSON, M.D.
 
KENNETH V. HARDY, PH.D.
 
IAN KERNER, PHD, LMFT
 
EDWARD HALLOWELL, MD
 
CATHERINE PITTMAN, PH.D., HSPP
 
DAFNA LENDER, LCSW
 
DAVID TREADWAY, PH.D.
 
LYNN LYONS, LICSW
 
SUZANNE IASENZA, PH.D.
 
DAVID JOBES, PH.D., ABPP
 
ALEXANDRA SOLOMON, PHD
 
MICHAEL MITHOEFER, MD
 
DEANY LALIOTIS, LICSW
 
JAMES L. FURROW, PH.D.
 
DEB DANA, LCSW, LICSW
 
GEORGE FALLER, LMFT
 
PETER FRAENKEL, PH.D.
 
HOWARD SCHUBINER, MD
 
SABRINA N'DIAYE, PH.D., LCSW-C
 
KENNETH CARTER, PHD, ABPP
 
MANUELA MISCHKE-REEDS, MA, LMFT
 
ELLIOTT CONNIE, MA, LPC
 
ANDREW TATARSKY PH.D.
 
CANDICE RICHARDSON DICKENS, LCPC-S, LCADC-S, CCTP
 
STEPHEN SNYDER, MD
 
SHADEEN FRANCIS, LMFT
 
DERAN YOUNG, LCSW
 
JADA MCCRAY, LCSW-C
 
NOAH GARCIA, MA, LPC-S, NCC
 
DR. JENNIFER SWEETON, PSY.D., M.S., M.A.
 
ABI BLAKESLEE, PHD, MFT, CMT, SEP
 
MEG JAY, PHD
 
JENNIFER UDLER, LCSW-C
 
RAMANI DURVASULA, PHD, LCP
 
JULIANE TAYLOR SHORE, LMFT, LPC
 
LAURA COPLEY, PHD, LPC
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Our Role in a Game of Thrones World
Copyright:
3/20/2021
Author:
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PH.D.
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Is Therapy About Transformation, or Small Breakthroughs?

Learning to Separate Our Hopes for Our Clients from Their Goals for Themselves

William Doherty • 10/13/2020

By William Doherty - Are therapists more like shamans or family doctors? Explorers of human depths or more like Siri on your iPhone, just directing you from one place to another? I'm a skeptic about whether any clinical approach is good at getting clients consistently to the promised land of transformation. Maybe therapy is better understood as being about breakthroughs—small, medium, and large—rather than about transformation.

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VIDEO: Bill Doherty on Deepening Our Therapeutic Vision

The Importance of Cultivating a New Kind of Self

William Doherty • 9/25/2019

At the 2016 Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, Bill Doherty offered his take on how psychotherapy can reassert its cultural relevance by deepening its vision of what constitutes a meaningful life in today's world.

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VIDEO: Becoming a "Citizen Therapist"

Working Beyond the Consulting Room

William Doherty • 8/7/2019

Most therapists would consider themselves agents of change for their clients. But can (and should) they become voices for change in the larger community? What about when it comes to weighing in on political matters? According to therapist Bill Doherty, clinicians have the capability—and sometimes a duty—to speak up.

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VIDEO: Is Therapy Really a Science?

...Or is It a Conversational Craft?

William Doherty • 6/26/2019

What do the masters of truly good therapy have in common? According to couples therapist Bill Doherty, they know how to balance their desire to guide therapy with their ability to empathically listen. It's this quality that drives home the truth about therapy—at its heart, this work isn't a science. It's a craft.

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Psychotherapy's Role in the Wider World

The Case for a New Kind of Self

William Doherty • 6/21/2019

By William Doherty - At this time of fragmentation and division, therapists need to recognize that we’re in the glue business. We know something about helping people connect, about how to form a healthy “we” out of self and other. But first our society needs us to recover our conviction and passionate intensity as a profession, our belief that we have something to offer beyond symptom reduction.

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VIDEO: What Therapy and Surgery Have in Common

Crafting the Right Language for the Right Outcome

William Doherty • 5/21/2019

Choosing the right words to open and close therapy sessions is one of the most important skills a clinician can master. But very few of us were taught how to do it. In this short video clip, Bill Doherty explains how to jump start therapy from the very first minute of the very first session.

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Therapy, the Conversational Craft

Strategies for Improving Your Therapeutic Conversation Skills

William Doherty • 3/19/2019

By Bill Doherty - In this era of medical necessity and evidence-based therapies, it's easy to lose sight of the basic truth that psychotherapy is a special form of conversation: we heal not through prescriptions and procedures, but through talking and listening. What if we think of therapy as a conversational craft that we hone over a career with our clients and with a community of conversational healers?

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Copyright:
6/22/2021
Authors:
DAVID KESSLER
 
DANIEL J SIEGEL, M.D.
 
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
 
CLAUDIA BLACK, MSW., PHD
 
JOHN M. GOTTMAN, PH.D.
 
JULIE GOTTMAN, PH.D.
 
JANINA FISHER, PH.D.
 
LESLIE KORN, PH.D., MPH, LMHC, ACS, RPP, NTP, NCBTMB
 
TERRENCE REAL, LICSW
 
STEPHEN PORGES, PH.D.
 
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PH.D.
 
SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
 
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
LINDA GRAHAM, MFT
 
RICHARD SEARS, PSYD, PHD, MBA, ABPP
 
JOE KORT, PH.D., LMSW
 
BRITT H RATHBONE, LCSW-C, ACSW, BCD, CGP
 
MARY JO BARRETT, MSW
 
GABOR MATÉ, MD
 
TAMMY NELSON, PH.D.
 
JONAH PAQUETTE, PSY.D.
 
COURTNEY ARMSTRONG, LPC, MHSP
 
LISA FERENTZ, LCSW-C, DAPA
 
FRANK ANDERSON, M.D.
 
KENNETH V. HARDY, PH.D.
 
IAN KERNER, PHD, LMFT
 
EDWARD HALLOWELL, MD
 
CATHERINE PITTMAN, PH.D., HSPP
 
DAFNA LENDER, LCSW
 
DAVID TREADWAY, PH.D.
 
LYNN LYONS, LICSW
 
SUZANNE IASENZA, PH.D.
 
DAVID JOBES, PH.D., ABPP
 
ALEXANDRA SOLOMON, PHD
 
MICHAEL MITHOEFER, MD
 
DEANY LALIOTIS, LICSW
 
JAMES L. FURROW, PH.D.
 
DEB DANA, LCSW, LICSW
 
GEORGE FALLER, LMFT
 
PETER FRAENKEL, PH.D.
 
HOWARD SCHUBINER, MD
 
SABRINA N'DIAYE, PH.D., LCSW-C
 
KENNETH CARTER, PHD, ABPP
 
MANUELA MISCHKE-REEDS, MA, LMFT
 
ELLIOTT CONNIE, MA, LPC
 
ANDREW TATARSKY PH.D.
 
CANDICE RICHARDSON DICKENS, LCPC-S, LCADC-S, CCTP
 
STEPHEN SNYDER, MD
 
SHADEEN FRANCIS, LMFT
 
DERAN YOUNG, LCSW
 
JADA MCCRAY, LCSW-C
 
NOAH GARCIA, MA, LPC-S, NCC
 
DR. JENNIFER SWEETON, PSY.D., M.S., M.A.
 
ABI BLAKESLEE, PHD, MFT, CMT, SEP
 
MEG JAY, PHD
 
JENNIFER UDLER, LCSW-C
 
RAMANI DURVASULA, PHD, LCP
 
JULIANE TAYLOR SHORE, LMFT, LPC
 
LAURA COPLEY, PHD, LPC
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Our Role in a Game of Thrones World
Copyright:
3/20/2021
Author:
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PH.D.
Product:
NOS096135
Type:
$119.99 USD
Copyright:
6/20/2018
Authors:
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PH.D.
 
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
ESTHER PEREL, MA, LMFT
 
MARY JO BARRETT, MSW
 
RICHARD SIMON, PH.D.
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Authors:
TERRENCE REAL, LICSW
 
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PH.D.
 
ESTHER PEREL, MA, LMFT
 
TAMMY NELSON, PH.D.
 
RICHARD SIMON, PH.D.
 
MICHELE WEINER-DAVIS, MSW
 
PATRICIA PAPERNOW, EDD
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Protecting Yourself When Boundaries Blur
Copyright:
5/21/2015
Authors:
LESLIE KORN, PH.D., MPH, LMHC, ACS, RPP, NTP, NCBTMB
 
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PH.D.
 
MARY JO BARRETT, MSW
 
FREDERIC G. REAMER, PHD
 
RICHARD SIMON, PH.D.
 
LISA FERENTZ, LCSW-C, DAPA
 
KENNETH V. HARDY, PH.D.
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Is Therapy About Transformation, or Small Breakthroughs?

Learning to Separate Our Hopes for Our Clients from Their Goals for Themselves

William Doherty • 10/13/2020

By William Doherty - Are therapists more like shamans or family doctors? Explorers of human depths or more like Siri on your iPhone, just directing you from one place to another? I'm a skeptic about whether any clinical approach is good at getting clients consistently to the promised land of transformation. Maybe therapy is better understood as being about breakthroughs—small, medium, and large—rather than about transformation.

Daily Blog

VIDEO: Bill Doherty on Deepening Our Therapeutic Vision

The Importance of Cultivating a New Kind of Self

William Doherty • 9/25/2019

At the 2016 Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, Bill Doherty offered his take on how psychotherapy can reassert its cultural relevance by deepening its vision of what constitutes a meaningful life in today's world.

Daily Blog

VIDEO: Becoming a "Citizen Therapist"

Working Beyond the Consulting Room

William Doherty • 8/7/2019

Most therapists would consider themselves agents of change for their clients. But can (and should) they become voices for change in the larger community? What about when it comes to weighing in on political matters? According to therapist Bill Doherty, clinicians have the capability—and sometimes a duty—to speak up.

Daily Blog

VIDEO: Is Therapy Really a Science?

...Or is It a Conversational Craft?

William Doherty • 6/26/2019

What do the masters of truly good therapy have in common? According to couples therapist Bill Doherty, they know how to balance their desire to guide therapy with their ability to empathically listen. It's this quality that drives home the truth about therapy—at its heart, this work isn't a science. It's a craft.

Daily Blog

Psychotherapy's Role in the Wider World

The Case for a New Kind of Self

William Doherty • 6/21/2019

By William Doherty - At this time of fragmentation and division, therapists need to recognize that we’re in the glue business. We know something about helping people connect, about how to form a healthy “we” out of self and other. But first our society needs us to recover our conviction and passionate intensity as a profession, our belief that we have something to offer beyond symptom reduction.

Daily Blog

VIDEO: What Therapy and Surgery Have in Common

Crafting the Right Language for the Right Outcome

William Doherty • 5/21/2019

Choosing the right words to open and close therapy sessions is one of the most important skills a clinician can master. But very few of us were taught how to do it. In this short video clip, Bill Doherty explains how to jump start therapy from the very first minute of the very first session.

Daily Blog

Therapy, the Conversational Craft

Strategies for Improving Your Therapeutic Conversation Skills

William Doherty • 3/19/2019

By Bill Doherty - In this era of medical necessity and evidence-based therapies, it's easy to lose sight of the basic truth that psychotherapy is a special form of conversation: we heal not through prescriptions and procedures, but through talking and listening. What if we think of therapy as a conversational craft that we hone over a career with our clients and with a community of conversational healers?

Daily Blog

Why We Shouldn't Be Neutral about Divorce

Divorced Couples Are Saying Something Important about Regret

William Doherty • 1/13/2019

By William Doherty - When I began my therapy practice, I was strictly neutral about divorce. It was the clients’ decision, not mine. But eventually, I was propelled out of my denial about the seriousness of divorce. We have a hundred ways to ask “What would be right for you?” and hardly any to ask “What would be right for others in your life?”

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VIDEO: Bill Doherty on Becoming a "Citizen Therapist"

How to Have a Conversation About Politics in Therapy

William Doherty • 12/1/2018

In the following clip from his Symposium Keynote address, William Doherty offers an expanded vision of therapy and explains why clinicians are uniquely suited to serving as “connectors and trust-builders” to address the stress and anxiety many clients—and therapists—are feeling in the current political climate.

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VIDEO: Addressing Political Stress in the Consulting Room

Reevaluating What's Appropriate to Discuss in Therapy

William Doherty • 11/17/2018

It's no surprise that, with all the political infighting going on, many people are anxious about the direction of our country. But is there room to discuss political matters with clients, or does this constitute an ethical breach? According to therapist Bill Doherty, clinicians are not only well-equipped to discuss politics, but sometimes have a duty to do so. In the following video clip from his 2017 Networker Symposium Keynote address, Doherty explains how to get the ball rolling.

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Beyond the Consulting Room

Therapists as catalysts of social change

William Doherty • 11/1/2008

Too much is at stake these days for us to take refuge in our practices after the election. In such challenging times, therapists need to create for themselves a new professional role as agents of social change, not just critics of what isn't changing.

Magazine Article

Fixing Health Care

What Role Will Therapists Play?

William Doherty • 5/1/2007

The crisis in healthcare delivery presents therapists with a unique opportunity to help revamp the system and expand their practices.

Magazine Article

Finding the Right Lever

A primer for Changing the World

William Doherty • 11/1/2004

A veteran therapist offers lessons on how any therapist can get started in trying to make a difference in the wider world.

Magazine Article

Bad Couples Therapy

Betting Past the Myth of Therapist Neutrality

William Doherty • 11/1/2002

A dirty little secret in the therapy field is that couples therapy may be the hardest form of therapy, and most therapists aren't good at it. Of course, this wouldn't be a public health problem if most therapists stayed away from couples work, but they don't. Surveys indicate that about 80 percent of therapists in private practice do couples therapy.

Magazine Article

See How They Run

When Did Childhood Turn Into a Rat Race?

William Doherty • 9/2/2002

Once every decade or so, we therapists awaken from our cultural slumber to see a problem that previously had no name in our clinical lexicon. I have a nomination for the problem of this decade: for many kids, childhood is becoming a rat race of hyperscheduling, overbusyness, and loss of family time.

Magazine Article

The Good Therapist

Continually Reassessing Its Role, Psychotherapy Gallops into a New Era

Mary Sykes Wylie, William Doherty • 11/1/1995

The culture of therapy in America has gone through periods of dramatic change every 15 or 20 years with almost clock-like regularity, as succeeding generations of therapists respond to the evolving Zeitgeist while stamping their own imprint on prevailing social mores.

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William Doherty, Ph.D., is a professor and director of the Minnesota Couples on the Brink Project at the University of Minnesota. His books include Helping Couples on the Brink of Divorce: Discernment Counseling for Troubled Relationships, with Steven Harris. He is cofounder of Better Angels, an initiative to depolarize America.