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Deliberate Practice: The First Step on the Path to Professional Excellence

One Team Finds that Deliberate Practice is the First Step to Becoming a Superior Therapist

Scott Miller, Mark Hubble, and Barry Duncan

How do the supershrinks do what they do? Are they made or born? Is it a matter of temperament or training? Have they discovered a secret unknown to other practicing clinicians, or are their superior results simply a fluke, more measurement error than reality?

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A Conference for People Who Hate Conferences

Networker Symposium 2014: Psychotherapy’s Most Celebrated Anti-Conference

Rich Simon

Genuine learning is conveyed via experience; something happening that resonates emotionally as well as intellectually, something that literally alters the wiring of our brains, changes the sense we have of ourselves, even changes us.

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Letting Emotion Out and In

Susan Johnson on the Value of Using Emotion in Couples Work

Rich Simon

Even strong emotions that are difficult to work with guide the therapy in the direction of what’s important. The key is knowing how to use them in a way that moves the therapy forward and leads to relationship repair.

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Coaching with Feeling

Jeff Auerbach on the Key Differences Between Therapy and Coaching

Rich Simon

Therapy and coaching have a lot of common ground, a fact that partially accounts for why many therapists are looking to expand or refocus their careers with coaching.

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Getting Unstuck from Therapy Going Nowhere

Using Felt Sense to Break the Bad Habit Cycle

Ann Weiser Cornell

We know that not every session needs to bring dramatic change. But then we have sessions that feel like we’re slogging along with lead weights around our feet, getting absolutely nowhere.

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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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