A Comic-Turned-Therapist's Guide to Dealing with Unruly Clients
By Kirsten Lind Seal - Before I became a therapist, I spent 20 years as a professional performer, during which time I was a regular at standup comedy clubs. Many of the skills I learned as a performer have proven readily transferable to therapy, namely the skill of using humor to defuse tension, create alliance, and challenge what we often call resistance in difficult clients.
A Therapist Shares Her Most Transformative Session
In our own small way, the Networker has tried to revive the ancient, tribal practice of storytelling. At our third annual Symposium storytelling event, Kirsten Lind Seal shared the story of her attempt to rescue an immigrant client in a desperate situation.
From an Evening of Storytelling 2018
A therapist tries to ride to the rescue of an immigrant client in a desperate situation.
...And Why It's Not Necessarily Wrong to Take Sides
By Kirsten Lind Seal - Given how likely it is that as a therapist you’ll have cross-cultural couples come to you for support with their relationship, it’s important to know how best to help them navigate not only the usual communication and intimacy issues, but also the unique challenges that many cross-cultural couples face that aren’t always addressed in therapy.
The Unexplored Issues: Working with Cross-Cultural Couples
Cross-cultural couples face challenges that often aren’taddressed in therapy.
- Commentary by Anita Mandley
Managing Hecklers in the Therapy Room: An Ex-Comedian Puts Her Old Skills to Use
What do the rules of comedy have to do with the practice of psychotherapy? More than you think.