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Three Steps to Diversify Your Practice

Casey Truffo on Smart and Effective Practice Building

Rich Simon

Falling into the groove of running an established and successful-enough private practice can lull therapists into a false sense of security.

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Raising the Issue of Race in Therapy

Finding the Connection between Personal and Cultural Struggles

Marlene Watson

The black shadow is a mostly unconscious, deep-seated belief in the myth of black inferiority. A term I coined myself, the black shadow serves to encapsulate the dysfunctional racist belief, promulgated in America since times of slavery and internalized in African Americans, that blacks are less worthy than whites.

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The Question Every Therapist’s Website Should Answer

Joe Bavonese on Getting—and Keeping—Potential Clients’ Attention on the Web

Rich Simon

Simply having a website is only the first step in attracting new clients; you need to make sure they actually stick around to set up their first consultation.

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Exploring the Consciousness of Our Daily Habits

Falling Under the Trance of Routine

Fred Wistow

If a habit is a way of acting that, unconsciously and often compulsively, becomes fixed through repetition, then a mode of behavior that’s followed regularly and usually through choice might be termed a "practice."

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The Moments Therapists Don’t Usually Talk About

Following Up with State of the Art Presenters

Rich Simon

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.

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Talk Like a Therapist—Even from the Podium

Lynn Grodzki on Attracting New Clients by Being Ourselves

Rich Simon

At first glance, talking to clients in our offices and giving presentations to the general public seem like they require us to take on very different roles.

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Our Habits, Ourselves

What Role Do Habits Play?

Rich Simon

Psychotherapy too often fails to help clients like myself make changes in their lives because of the blind spot at its core--it undervalues the central role our automatic habits play in our lives.

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Reaching Beyond Our Practices

State of the Art 2013 Isn’t Over Yet!

Rich Simon

Though psychotherapy is a relational field, it’s not uncommon for therapists to struggle with a sense of professional isolation. Faced with the difficulties of everyday practice, therapists can feel lost and alone when tackling challenges and unanswered questions about how to best meet their clients’ needs.

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The Problem with ‘Christmas Carol’ Therapy

Debunking the Myth of Instant Transformation

Steven Stosny

I began clinical practice some 25 years ago, firmly committed to what might be called Christmas Carol therapy. I secretly believed that change for every client was always a transformational session away.

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The Ripple Effect of Dialogue

Experience the Ongoing Conversation of State of the Art 2013

Rich Simon

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.

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