We've gathered Psychotherapy Networkers most popular posts and arranged them here by topic.
Bill Doherty on Handling the Issue of Progress Before it's a Crisis
After seeing a client session after session, week after week, it's a good possibility that the therapy will come to a point where it feels like progress has stalled. It's not necessarily the fault of the therapist or the client, but it is a situation that isn't doing either of them any good. So what's to be done?
John Norcross on Different Approaches that Work with Each Extreme
Reactance is a personality characteristic that manifests as one of two extremes—defiance and opposition at one end of the spectrum, and compliance and dependency on the other.
Janina Fisher on Seeing the Cracks in the Foundation
After working as a therapist for a number of years, it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking there's no case that's too difficult for you to handle. But, inevitably, we all eventually face a client who challenges us.
Mary Jo Barrett on Being Better Attuned to Clients
We know that our primary initial responsibility as a therapist is to listen intently to what the client says, giving them our undivided attention. But being only human, there are times when we get distracted and are no longer focused on what the client is telling us.
Mitch Handelsman on the Effectiveness of Ethics Acculturation
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?
Ken Hardy on Why Not Self-Disclosing Can Hurt Therapy
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.
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