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NP0018, Smarter Therapist, Session 6, William Pinsof

 
How can therapists bring the science of measuring feedback and tracking change into clinical practice? Learn with William Pinsof how to work collaboratively with clients for assessment, treatment planning, progress tracking, and termination planning. Pinsof, the president of the Family Institute, will discuss how to track client change in specific symptom domains, and how to monitor the therapeutic alliance and, when ruptures occur, how to repair it.

We invite you to take a few minutes after this session to comment on what you’ve learned from this presentation, and from the entire course. What questions do you have? What was new, or most interesting, or most relevant to you? As always, if you ever have any technical issues, just email support@psychotherapynetworker.org for help!


05.24.2012   Posted In: NP0018 Becoming a Smarter Therapist   By Psychotherapy Networker
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How to Stop Bullying with Stan Davis

 

Parenting Skills: NP0019 – Session 4


Bullying has fallen more and more into the media spotlight lately. Is it that kids are becoming more aggressive? Or are we just paying more attention to this phenomenon? Is it the new forums available for these kinds of behavior—21st-century technologies that can make it easier to kids to bully? How can therapists, parents, and schools help the child who’s being bullied? Learn with Stan Davis, the co-leader of the Youth Voice Research Project, about how to focus on resilience in the child who’s being bullied and to help strengthen their support communities, in addition to working to stop the bullying behaviors.

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant, to ask any questions you have of the presenter or your colleagues, or to share any experiences. As always, if you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.


05.23.2012   Posted In: NP0019 Parenting Skills: All You Need to Help Families Today   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0018, Smarter Therapist, Session 5, Robbie Babins-Wagner

 

Discover how to solicit, hear, and effectively use negative feedback from clients to enhance treatment and understand how to use outcome measures to develop mastery within specific domains. Robbie Babins-Wagner, who implemented Feedback Informed Treatment at the Calgary Counselling Center in Alberta, Canada, will illustrate how you can create a work environment that supports this kind of practice.

We invite you to take a few minutes after this session to comment on what you’ve learned from this presentation, and from the course as a whole. Does your practice currently support a kind of Feedback Informed Treatment? If not, would you be interested in implementing this kind of practice? What questions do you have? As always, if you ever have any technical issues, just email support@psychotherapynetworker.org for help!


05.17.2012   Posted In: NP0018 Becoming a Smarter Therapist   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Attachment Issues in Stepfamilies with Patricia Papernow

 

Parenting Skills: NP0019 – Session 3

Explore the distinct challenges to attachment and intimacy that the stepfamily structure often creates. Patricia Papernow, who’s worked as a trainer, consultant, and therapist with stepfamily relationships, will cover practical strategies for helping clients form healthy stepfamily relationships.

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant, to ask any questions you have of the presenter or your colleagues, or to share any experiences. As always, if you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

05.16.2012   Posted In: NP0019 Parenting Skills: All You Need to Help Families Today   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0018, Smarter Therapist, Session 4, Michael Lambert

 

In this fourth presentation in Becoming a Smarter Therapist, learn how to actually incorporate measures of change in session with Michael Lambert. Lambert, a researcher in the areas of psychotherapy outcome, process, and the measurement of change, will discuss how to include these measures in symptoms, interpersonal problems, social-role functioning, and quality of life in your work. He’ll explain how to determine a client’s progress between sessions, and when to use clinical support tools with the client if interventions have been ineffective.

We invite you to take a few minutes after this session to comment on what you’ve learned from this presentation, and from the course as a whole. What was new, or most interesting, or most relevant to you? What questions do you have? As always, if you ever have any technical issues, just email support@psychotherapynetworker.org for help!


05.10.2012   Posted In: NP0018 Becoming a Smarter Therapist   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Family Therapy for the Postmodern Family with Martha Straus

 

Parenting Skills: Session 2 – NP0019

What are the benefits and drawbacks of working individually with a child in therapy as opposed to working with the family at large? When is it effective to involve parents and other family members in treatment? Explore with Martha Straus the best ways to work with postmodern families in therapy. 

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant, to ask any questions you have of the presenter or your colleagues, or to share any experiences. As always, if you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

05.09.2012   Posted In: NP0019 Parenting Skills: All You Need to Help Families Today   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0016, Attachment, Bonus Session 2, Jerome Kagan & Daniel Siegel

 

At the 2010 Networker Symposium, an impromptu debate was sparked between noted researcher Jerome Kagan and esteemed psychologist Daniel Siegel about the relevance of Attachment Theory to clinical practice. This spontaneous exchange became the highlight of the conference that year and was continued to be talked about long afterward.

Now, hear Kagan and Siegel back together for a conversation about Attachment Theory, the research, and its implications in clinical practice. Afterward, please take a few minutes to let us know what you think. As always, if you have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

05.08.2012   Posted In: NP0016 The Great Attachment Debate   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0018, Smarter Therapist, Session 3, Barry Duncan

 

What’s the most important key to improving as a therapist? How can we radically and consistently improve our effectiveness as clinicians? Get the answers to these questions and more in today’s session with Barry Duncan. He’ll go over ways in which we can improve as therapists, including what more than 1,000 studies have taught us about the science of the therapeutic alliance. You’ll learn what “healing involvement” is and how to achieve it with any client and how you’ll come away with a much better understanding of why outcome measurement is essential to improvement.

As always, we encourage you to take a few minutes after the session to comment—what was new, or most interesting to you about this session? What questions do you have or relevant experiences to share? And as always, if you ever have any technical questions, just email support@psychnetworker.org!

05.03.2012   Posted In: NP0018 Becoming a Smarter Therapist   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Reclaiming Parental Authority with Ron Taffel

 

Parenting Skills: Session 1 – NP0019

Today’s culture, new technologies, rough economy, and many other factors undermine the foundations of parental authority. Many parents feel confused and blamed. In this series, “Parenting Skills: All You Need to Help Family Today,” we’ll explore practical tools that therapists can use in dealing with the challenges of raising kids today.

In this first session with Ron Taffel, you’ll gain a broader perspective on the social context of parent-child relationships today. He’ll explain how clinicians can help parents reassert their authority by creating effective “I mean it” moments with their kids and teens and other practical strategies for parents.

After each session is over, please take a few minutes to engage in the Comment Boards. Feel free to comment about what you felt was most interesting about the session, to ask any questions you may have of the presenter or your colleagues, or to share any relevant experiences. If you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

05.02.2012   Posted In: NP0019 Parenting Skills: All You Need to Help Families Today   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0016, Attachment, Bonus Session, Ed Tronick

 

Thank you for your participation in “The Great Attachment Debate,” which has covered a wide range of viewpoints on attachment theory and research and how the role of attachment theory in the consulting room. For our Bonus Session, “What Therapists Should Know about Human Development,” development researcher Ed Tronick will join us to discuss development, attachment, and psychotherapy.

After listening, please take a few minutes to comment about what’s been most interesting to you throughout this webcast series, what stood out to you the most after this session, and ask any questions you may have. We invite you to include your name and hometown to continue creating a sense of community and to read and respond to others’ comments and questions. As always, for any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

05.01.2012   Posted In: NP0016 The Great Attachment Debate   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0018, Smarter Therapist, Session 2, Etienne Wenger

 

How is a community of practice different than solitary learning? Etienne Wenger, a noted pioneer in exploring the processes of social learning, will explain why the key learning processes and relationships are starkly different from formal curricula and standard learning methods. He’ll discuss why individual clinicians need the support of communities in order to problem-solve, gain perspective on their practice and their clients, and to truly keep up-to-date with new methods.

We hope you come away from this session with Etienne Wenger with a new perspective and understanding of how communities should play an important role in your therapeutic practice. One way to begin acting upon this new way of thinking is to really engage in the Comment Boards throughout this series. As you’ll see after hearing from Etienne Wenger, there’s a difference between learning and reflecting on what you’ve learned inwardly, and sharing your thoughts and experiences with peers. Please take just a few minutes to comment on what you found most interesting about the presentation, your experience, and to ask any questions you may have. As always, if you have any technical questions, just email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

04.26.2012   Posted In: NP0018 Becoming a Smarter Therapist   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0016, Attachment, Session 6, Allan Schore

 

Thank you for attending this final session of “The Great Attachment Debate.” We hope you’ll come away from this course with a better understanding of attachment research and an awareness of the range of viewpoints about attachment theory and the consulting room.

During this session with Allan Schore, one of the leaders of the neuropsychology movement, he’ll delve into how affect and psychobiological change are significant in the therapy process. He’ll cover intersubjectivity and how understanding it can help us in our work, how to help clients develop a body-based relationship unconscious, and much more.

After listening to the course, please take a few minutes to comment about what was most interesting to you about this session, and to reflect on the course in its entirety. What was most relevant to you in your practice and everyday life? What questions remain for you? Thank you all for your participation in this series, and for taking the time to share your thoughts.  If you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

04.24.2012   Posted In: NP0016 The Great Attachment Debate   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0018, Smarter Therapist, Session 1, Scott Miller

 

We all strive to improve at what we do each day, but how do we ensure that we consistently succeed in helping clients? “Becoming a Smarter Therapist” includes six presentations, plus a bonus session, which are sure to change the way you think about how you work every day. You’ll learn about how working smarter does make a difference, understand the most recent research on the topic of excellence, and come away with practical ways that you can use to immediately and dramatically enhance your therapeutic effectiveness.

The first session with Scott Miller, the founder of the International Center for Clinical Excellence, will cover why experience, theoretical orientation, and interpersonal skills actually are not highly correlated with outcome. He’ll discuss ways to drastically enhance your performance and how to reinforce your clinical growth by creating “cultures of excellence.”

Please take a few minutes after each session is over to engage in the Comment Board. Feel free to comment about what you’ve learned in the session, to ask any questions you may have of the presenter or your peers, or to share any relevant experiences. If you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

04.19.2012   Posted In: NP0018 Becoming a Smarter Therapist   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0016, Attachment, Session 5, Sue Johnson

 

How is Attachment Theory relevant to effectively couples therapy? Learn with Sue Johnson how understanding and working with attachment relationships will help therapists deepen their emotional presence and work with clients’ emotional reactivity in session. Johnson, one of the originators of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, will explore the principles of this empirically validated treatment and how to apply Attachment Theory in therapy.

After this session, please take a few minutes to engage in the Comment Board and let us know what you think about using this method with couples and whether you think Attachment Theory is applicable in couples therapy. What was new or most striking about this presentation? What questions did this bring up for you?  We invite you to include your name and hometown along with your comment. If you ever have any technical questions, contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

04.17.2012   Posted In: NP0016 The Great Attachment Debate   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0016, Attachment, Session 4, David Schnarch

 

Are there any downsides to basing clinical treatment on Attachment Theory? In this session, discover why David Schnarch, a leading advocate of differentiation in the therapy process, believes that Attachment Theory keeps clients functioning as needy children. Schnarch will discuss how to use confrontation as an effective therapeutic approach.

After this session, please take a few minutes to engage in the Comment Board and let us know what you think about using this strategy with clients. What was most relevant about this presentation? What questions did this bring up for you?  We invite you to include your name and hometown along with your comment. If you ever have any technical questions, contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

04.10.2012   Posted In: NP0016 The Great Attachment Debate   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0016, Attachment, Session 3, Dan Siegel

 

How can attunement enhance brain integration and self-regulation? In this third session of The Great Attachment Debate, Dan Siegel, one of the leading proponents of integrating brain science and psychotherapy, will explore the practical applications of Attachment Theory in clinical practice, and explain the role of attunement in integration. Siegel, a prominent researcher, will shed light on interpersonal neurobiology.

After participating in this session, please take a few minutes to review and engage in the Comment Board. What did you learn in this session that was new or surprising? What was most interesting or relevant to you? What questions do you have now for the presenter or other participants? Please feel free to share your thoughts, and we invite you to include your name and hometown along with your comment. If you ever have any technical questions or concerns, contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org, and someone from our Support Team will respond as soon as possible.

04.03.2012   Posted In: NP0016 The Great Attachment Debate   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0016, Attachment, Session 2, Jerome Kagan

 

Are we too attached to attachment theory? In this session with leading child psychologist Jerome Kagan, you’ll get the opportunity to explore the methodology and evidence behind Attachment Theory. Then, you’ll be able to decide whether you think the research shows that temperament or attachment is more significant to human development.

After hearing Kagan talk about the research and theories, please take a few minutes to engage in the Comment Board. Let us know what you think. What did you learn from this session that was new? What was most striking about this session for you? What questions do you have? We invite you to include your name and hometown along with your comment. If you ever have any technical questions, contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

03.27.2012   Posted In: NP0016 The Great Attachment Debate   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0015, Trauma, Bonus Session, Francine Shapiro

 

In this Bonus Session with Francine Shapiro, the originator of EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), she’ll show how this revolutionary treatment can be used to address challenging cases and shorten treatment time.

After this presentation, please take a few minutes to reflect on what was striking to you about this particular session, how it fits in with the series in its entirety, and what you’re thinking after participating in this course and hearing a wide variety of perspectives on trauma treatment today. What was most interesting to you? What questions remain for you? Do you have any relevant experiences to share?

We encourage you to comment on this session and about the series as a whole, as this kind of deeper engagement is key to learning and understanding. Thank you for your participation, and we hope you come away from this course with a clearer understanding of 21st-century trauma treatment.

03.21.2012   Posted In: NP0015 21st-Century Trauma Treatment   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0016, Attachment, Session 1, Alan Sroufe

 
Is Attachment Theory important to clinical practice today? Over the next few weeks, the Great Attachment Debate will present a variety of viewpoints from leading experts on the scientific foundations of Attachment Theory to answer this relevant question about its implications.

In this first session, you’ll learn the fundamentals of Attachment Theory—John Bowlby’s influence, the connection between attachment style and psychopathology, and why Attachment Theory is important to clinical practice—with leading researcher Alan Sroufe.

After each session, please take a few minutes to engage in the Comment Board, an important part of our learning experience and to create a community of learning between participants. Please feel free to comment about what you’ve learned in the session, to ask any questions you may have of the presenter or your peers, or to share any relevant experiences. We invite you to include your name and hometown along with your comment. If you ever have any technical questions, contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org.
03.20.2012   Posted In: NP0016 The Great Attachment Debate   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0015, Trauma, Session 6, Diana Fosha

 
Discover an attachment-based approach to healing trauma founded in affective neuroscience with Diana Fosha, the developer of Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). Learn how to build a relationship with clients as a trusted “True Other” and enlist clients in a process of dyadic affect regulation that’ll allow the client’s latent resilience to develop.

Afterward, please let us know what you think. Do you have any questions for the presenter? What was most interesting or relevant to you? We encourage you to include your name and hometown with your comment, and to take a few minutes to read and response to other participants’ comments. As always, if you have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.
03.13.2012   Posted In: NP0015 21st-Century Trauma Treatment   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0017, Ethics, Session 6, Marlene Maheu

 
As the final session in the “Handling Today’s Hidden Ethical Dilemmas” series, Marlene Maheu, a leader and pioneer in telehealth, will discuss how to effectively provide online therapy while maintaining ethical boundaries. She’ll explore such tools as Skype, Google, virtual self-help products, and more.

After this presentation, please take a few minutes to reflect on what was striking to you about this particular session, how it fits in with the entire series, and your thoughts after participating in this course and hearing perspectives on a variety of applicable topics. What do you think was most interesting or relevant to your practice? What questions remain for you?

We encourage you to comment on this session and about the series as a whole, as this kind of deeper engagement is vital to learning and understanding. Thank you for your participation, and we hope you come away from this course with a clearer vision of how to handle challenging ethics issues.

If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.
03.09.2012   Posted In: NP0017 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0017, Ethics, Session 5, Steven Frankel

 

During this session of “Handling Today’s Hidden Ethical Dilemmas,” you’ll have the opportunity to hear from Steven Frankel, who’s a certified clinical and forensic psychologist as well as an attorney at law. Frankel will discuss the best ways to deliberately avoid the most common ethical dilemmas in order to protect your clients and yourself.

After the session, please take a few minutes to engage in the Comment Board and share your reflections with the presenter and other participants. What was most striking to you about this presentation? Do you have any questions related to this material? We invite you to share your thoughts, questions, and ideas, as well as including your name and hometown with your comments. If you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.

03.09.2012   Posted In: NP0017 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0017, Ethics, Session 4, William Doherty

 

Learn from veteran therapist William Doherty as he’ll delve into complicated ethical situations by showing video clips from the popular HBO series, “The Sopranos” and “In Treatment” to lead discussions on useful and unbeneficial ways to bring up terminations when clients are no longer benefiting from therapy. Doherty will explain the most common scenarios when termination is—or should be broached—and will go over strategies for initiating termination topic at the right time and in the right way.

After the session, please take a few minutes to let us know what you think. What did Doherty discuss that was new to you? What was most interesting or relevant? We invite you to share your thoughts, questions, and revelations, as well as including your name and hometown with your comments.
If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.

03.08.2012   Posted In: NP0017 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0015, Trauma, Session 5, Christine Courtois

 

Explore the distinctive challenges of working with dissociated clients with Christine Courtois, the cofounder of The CENTER: Post-Traumatic Disorders Program in Washington, DC. In this session, you’ll learn practical methods for helping clients with dissociative disorders move beyond their patterns of avoidance so they can process their experiences of trauma, abuse, or loss.

Afterward, please let us know what you think. Do you have any questions for the presenter? What was most interesting or relevant to you? We encourage you to include your name and hometown with your comment, and to take a few minutes to read and response to other participants’ comments. As always, if you have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

03.07.2012   Posted In: NP0015 21st-Century Trauma Treatment   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0017, Ethics, Session 3, Clifton Mitchell

 

Join Clifton Mitchell for a practical discussion on the latest legal developments on therapists’ responsibility to handle self-injurious behavior in clients, report abuse or rape, and handle right-to-die issues. Mitchell will delve into significant legal and ethical situations and discuss practical case studies that’ll help you better understand the best ways to deal with these important issues—ethically and legally speaking—in the consulting room.

After the session, please take a few minutes to engage in the Comment Board and let us know what you think. What did Mitchell discuss that was new to you? Do you have any specific questions for the presenter or your peers? We invite you to share your thoughts, questions, and revelations, as well as including your name and hometown with your comments. If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.

03.07.2012   Posted In: NP0017 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0017, Ethics, Session 2, Ofer Zur

 

How has digital technology changed the ethical challenges practitioners face in the consulting room? Join psychologist Ofer Zur in this practical discussion of the new ethical trials that exist due to new technologies such as email, social media platforms, the Internet, cell phones, and more. Zur will break down the new issues and provide suggestions as to what therapists should do in order to best handle these ethical quandaries.

After the session, please take a few minutes to engage in the Comment Board and let us know what you thought. What did Zur bring up that was new to you? Do you think there are any other ethical dilemmas brought up by new technologies that weren’t mentioned in this presentation? Do you have any specific questions for Zur or for your peers? We invite you to share your thoughts, questions, and revelations, as well as including your name and hometown with your comments. If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.

03.06.2012   Posted In: NP0017 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0017, Ethics, Session 1, Mary Jo Barrett

 

Welcome to New Perspectives on Practice: Handling Today’s Hidden Ethical Dilemmas. This practical and thought-provoking series with leading experts on ethical practice will explore current ethical guidelines for therapists. The first session with Mary Jo Barrett will delve into how to reconcile boundary maintenance and will cover why peer supervision and consultation are vital to ethical therapy, plus many issues that are consistently confusing for clinicians.

After each session, there will be Comment Boards available as a way for participants to share what was most interesting or relevant from the sessions, and to ask questions of the presenters and of each other. We invite you to utilize these Comment Boards as a forum for thought and discussion after each session and after completing the course.

What was most striking about this session with Mary Jo Barrett? Do you have any similar, relevant experiences? Did this bring up any questions for you? Thanks so much for your participation, and welcome to this important and lively series! If you have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

03.05.2012   Posted In: NP0017 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0015, Trauma, Session 4, Ken Hardy

 
Discover the relevance of trauma issues like family dynamics, poverty, and racism with Kenneth V. Hardy, the director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships. In this session, you’ll learn how to broaden your clinical frame of reference to address the sociocultural factors that can keep traumatized clients stuck.

Afterward, please let us know what you think. Do you have any questions for the presenter? What was most interesting or relevant to you? We encourage you to include your name and hometown with your comment, and to take a few minutes to read and response to other participants’ comments. As always, if you have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

02.29.2012   Posted In: NP0015 21st-Century Trauma Treatment   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0013, Mindfulness, Bonus Session 2, Ron Siegel & Michael Yapko

 

This lively Bonus Session, a dialogue between Ron Siegel, an assistant clinical professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School, and noted hypotherapist Michael Yapko, will offer contrasting perspectives on the impact of mindfulness practices on therapy today. Siegel will explore the ways in which Eastern mindfulness practices are being integrated into Western psychotherapy, and how this union is affecting both. Yapko will discuss how understanding the role of suggestion can enhance mindfulness as a clinical tool.

After this presentation, please take a few minutes to reflect on what was striking to you about this particular session, how it fits in with the series in its entirety, and what you’re thinking after participating in this course and hearing such a wide variety of perspectives on a variety of applicable topics. What do you think—is mindfulness enough? What do you think was most interesting or made the most sense to your practice? What questions remain for you? Do you have any relevant experiences to share?

We encourage you to comment on this session and about the series as a whole, as this kind of deeper engagement is key to learning and understanding. Thank you for your participation, and we hope you come away from this course with a clearer vision of how we can effectively integrate mindfulness practices and psychotherapy to benefit ourselves and our clients.

02.23.2012   Posted In: NP0013 Is Mindfulness Enough?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0013, Mindfulness, Bonus Session, Sharon Salzberg

 
In today's session, Sharon Salzberg, a leading spiritual teacher, who’s a pioneer in bringing Eastern meditation practices to the West, will differentiate between kindness as “sweetness” and how it can be used as a spiritual force in daily life and in our practices—especially with those who have hurt us.

After this presentation, please take a few minutes to reflect on what was striking to you about this particular session. What do you think was most interesting or made the most sense to your practice? What questions remain for you? Do you have any relevant experiences to share? As always, if you have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.
02.23.2012   Posted In: NP0013 Is Mindfulness Enough?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0015, Trauma, Session 3, Pat Ogden

 

Learn how to help trauma clients create a “somatic narrative” with Pat Ogden, the founder and director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute in Boulder, Colorado. Discover how helping clients gain greater awareness of their bodies and creating a somatic narrative will help them work through experiences and distressing emotions that may be otherwise inaccessible to them cognitively.

After listening to the session, please share your thoughts and any questions on the Comment Board. What was most interesting or relevant to you? We encourage you to include your name and hometown with your comment, and to take a few minutes to read and response to other participants’ comments. As always, if you have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

02.22.2012   Posted In: NP0015 21st-Century Trauma Treatment   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0013, Mindfulness, Session 6, Mark Epstein

 

Explore the inherent joyfulness that becomes available through Buddhism’s rejection of our focus on maximizing pleasure with Mark Epstein, a psychiatrist who integrates Buddhist psychology into his work. Epstein will discuss the joyful and loving energy that Buddhist psychology can bring to the Western therapeutic relationship, as well as the pitfalls of Buddhism in the consulting room. You’ll learn what it means to have Buddhism as a therapeutic attitude.

After the session, please take a few minutes to take a look at the Comment Board and let us know what you think. We invite you to discuss your thoughts and questions, as well as sharing your name and hometown with your comments. If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.

02.16.2012   Posted In: NP0013 Is Mindfulness Enough?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0015, Trauma, Session 2, Donald Meichenbaum

 
Discover how the stories clients tell about a trauma event shape their experience of it with Donald Meichenbaum, a founder of Cognitive Behavioral Modification and an expert in the treatment of PTSD. You’ll learn how to help clients create a more positive, “untold” story, the significance of resilience in healing, and how to help clients enhance their cognitive, emotional, physical, and behavioral resilience.

After listening to the session, please share your thoughts and any questions on the Comment Board. What was most interesting to you or relevant? We encourage you to include your name and hometown with your comment, and to take a few minutes to read and response to other participants’ comments. As always, if you have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.
02.15.2012   Posted In: NP0015 21st-Century Trauma Treatment   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0013, Mindfulness, Session 5, Richard Schwartz

 
During meditation practices, we learn how to observe and calm our disturbing thoughts and feelings. Discover with Richard Schwartz, the founder of the Internal Family Systems model, how to take the next step from paying attention to these distressed parts to healing them.

After this session, please take a few minutes to take a look at the Comment Board and let us know what you think. Do you have any experience with the Internal Family Systems model? If not, would you consider bringing these techniques into the consulting room? Do you have any questions for the presenter or your colleagues? We invite you to share your reflections and including your name and hometown with your comments. If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.
02.09.2012   Posted In: NP0013 Is Mindfulness Enough?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0015, Trauma, Session 1, Mary Jo Barrett

 
Welcome to “21st-Century Trauma Treatment: The State of the Art.” This new series will explore the clinical implications of the latest advances from attachment, development, and neurobiological research and how to effectively apply them with clients. What’s the best way to structure treatment with trauma clients? How can therapists help clients reshape their trauma narrative? How can clinicians effectively tailor therapy to meet clients’ needs in the context of trauma? Discover the answers to these questions and much more.

In this first session with Mary Jo Barrett, the founder and director of the Center for Contextual Change, she’ll explain what she’s identified as the five essential ingredients to effective trauma work, through the lens of a structured, collaborative method of working with clients.

Throughout the series, a Comment Board after each session will be available. The Comment Boards are a way for participants to share thoughts and reflections about what was most interesting and to ask questions of the presenters and of each other. We invite and encourage you to use these Comment Boards as a forum for thought and to continue the conversation sparked by each session. After listening to this first session, please just take a few minutes to share what you think. What was most striking about this session? What questions do you have?

Thank you so much for your participation, and welcome to this relevant and important series. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.
02.08.2012   Posted In: NP0015 21st-Century Trauma Treatment   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0014, Diets, Session 4, Geneen Roth

 
Thank you for attending this fourth and final session of “Diets and Our Demons.” We hope you’ll come away from this course with a better understanding of the scientific research on diets and an understanding of the variety of viewpoints and skills about mental and physical health that therapists can bring into the consulting room.

During this session with Geneen Roth, who’s the author of eight bestselling books and a leader in looking at our relationship with eating, will delve into how our eating habits reflect our basic beliefs and attitudes about ourselves. She’ll cover why eating is inseparable from our core beliefs about life, the roots of our relationship with food, how to trust your body, and how to demystify weight loss.

After listening to the course, please take a few minutes to write on the Comment Board about what was most interesting to you during this session, and to reflect on the course in its entirety. What was most relevant to you in your professional and personal life? What questions remain for you?

If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org.Thank you again for your participation in this series, and for taking the time to share your thoughts.
02.07.2012   Posted In: NP0014 Diets and Our Demons   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0013, Mindfulness, Session 4, Michael Yapko

 
What do mindfulness practices and clinical hypnosis have in common? Michael Yapko, a clinical psychologist internationally recognized for his work in clinical hypnosis, will expound upon the practical lessons hypnosis may have to teach therapists about the vital role of suggestion in the change process. Explore the similarities between mindfulness and clinical hypnosis, and decide for yourself whether there are clinically significant connections between mindfulness and hypnosis techniques.

After the session, please take a few minutes to take a look at the Comment Board and let us know what you think. Do you have any experience with clinical hypnosis practices? If not, would you consider bringing these techniques into the consulting room? Do you have any questions for the presenter or your colleagues? We invite you to share your thoughts and questions, as well as sharing your name and hometown with your comments. If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.
02.02.2012   Posted In: NP0013 Is Mindfulness Enough?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0014, Diets, Session 3, Linda Bacon

 

Linda Bacon, researcher, professor, and author of Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight, will discuss the evidence illustrating that popular ideas regarding weight loss as equal to positive self-care can actually hinder a healthy lifestyle. She’ll cover the science that disputes conventional perspectives about health and weight, how working toward weight-loss goals can undermine a client’s ability to achieve positive, healthy habits, how to help clients understand that self-nourishment is more important than weight loss, and much more.

After listening to the session, please share on the Comment Board what you learned and any questions you may have. What was most interesting or relevant to you? We invite you to include your name and hometown with your comment, and to take a few minutes to read and respond to other participants’ comments.

If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.

01.31.2012   Posted In: NP0014 Diets and Our Demons   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0013, Mindfulness, Session 3, Tara Brach

 

Explore RAIN, a simple but powerful technique for directing attention to one’s inner world, with Tara Brach, a leading Western teacher of Buddhism, known for her ability to integrate psychotherapy with meditative and mindfulness practices. Understanding and learning how to implement RAIN into your clinical practice will allow you to help clients discover the thoughts, emotions, and feelings that make up their true inner experiences, and will open the door for deconditioning unconscious patterns.

After the session, please take a few minutes to engage in the Comment Board and let us know your reflections. What do you think about this technique and how it might be implemented into your professional or personal life?

We invite you to share your thoughts, questions, and revelations, as well as including your name and hometown with your comments. If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.

01.26.2012   Posted In: NP0013 Is Mindfulness Enough?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0011, Couples, Bonus 2, Kathryn Rheem

 
Discover with Kathryn Rheem how to respond effectively when clients express strong feelings in session. Based on Emotionally Focused Therapy, you’ll explore attunement and how to use your own emotions to help clients move beyond attachment injuries.

After the session, please take a few minutes to let us know what you think, both about this session and about the series as a whole. What stood out for you? What questions remain? We encourage you to take this opportunity to share your thoughts, questions, and revelations. Please include your name and hometown with your comments.

As always, if you have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thank you so much for your participation during this series.
01.25.2012   Posted In: NP0011 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0014, Diets, Session 2, Judith Beck

 

Join Judith Beck, one of the world’s leading cognitive-behavioral therapists, in this second session of “Diets and Our Demons.” She’ll cover the skills that are necessary for successful dieting, and detail what’s most important to effective weight loss.

Beck will explain how to help clients follow through on a healthy lifestyle by facilitating the development of pre-dieting skills, regularizing eating, changing food selection, planning for special occasions, and keeping the motivation to integrate these skills into everyday life in a long-term manner.

After listening to the session, please share on the Comment Board what you learned and any questions you may have. What was most interesting to you or relevant to your professional or personal life? We encourage you to include your name and hometown with your comment, and to take a few minutes to read and response to other participants’ comments. As always, if you have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org anytime.

01.24.2012   Posted In: NP0014 Diets and Our Demons   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0013, Mindfulness, Session 2, Ron Siegel

 

Learn with Ron Siegel how Eastern mindfulness practices are affecting Western psychotherapy and why this union is clinically significant. Discover how the amalgamation of mindfulness and psychotherapy in America first began, the present state of the movement, and what the future of this integration may be.

After the session, please take a few minutes to engage in the Comment Board and let us know what you thought. What did Siegel discuss that was new to you? Do you have any specific questions for the presenter or for your peers?

We invite you to share your thoughts, questions, and revelations, as well as including your name and hometown with your comments. If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.

01.19.2012   Posted In: NP0013 Is Mindfulness Enough?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0011, Couples, Bonus 1, Marty Klein

 

Join Marty Klein, a marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist, us for a candid discussion about the assumptions that both clients and therapists often share that can get in the way of improving couples’ sexual relationships.

After the session, please take a few minutes to let us know what you think. What was most interesting or relevant to you? We invite you to share your thoughts, questions, and revelations. Please include your name and hometown with your comments.

If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.

01.18.2012   Posted In: NP0011 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0014, Diets, Session 1, Judith Matz

 
Welcome to “Diets and Our Demons,” a 4-week webcast series, which will cover a variety of perspectives about helping clients maintain mental and physical health.

In this first session with Judith Matz, the director of the Chicago Center for Overcoming Overeating, she will present some of the research that shows that dieting is actually counterproductive. Matz will discuss why the practices of attuned eating and weight acceptance can offer a more effective substitute to conventional dieting techniques.

After each webcast session, a Comment Board will be provided so that all of you can share reflections on what you’ve learned, or any questions you may have. We believe these forums create a sense of community of learning and help inspire each other. Please take a few moments to comment on what was most interesting or relevant to you, and we encourage you to include your name and hometown with your comments.

Thank you so much for your participation, and welcome to this relevant series. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org anytime.

*Make sure to check out our January/February 2011 issue, which was also called “Diets and Our Demons.” This issue reported on research and case studies related to different ways of looking at dieting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If you’re interested, check out that issue here.
01.17.2012   Posted In: NP0014 Diets and Our Demons   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0013, Mindfulness, Session 1, Jack Kornfield

 
Welcome to the New Perspectives on Practice series, “Is Mindfulness Enough?” This series will explore the benefits and limitations of both psychotherapy and mindfulness as well as the integration of these two wisdom traditions. In the first session with leading Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield, he’ll discuss the erroneous belief that prayer and meditation is all that’s needed for personal transformation, talk about how to combine meditation with our daily activities, and describe how to bring the sacred into the practice of therapy.

Throughout the series, a Comment Board after each session will be available. The Comment Boards are a way for course participants to share thoughts and reflections about what was most interesting after each session and to ask questions of the presenters and of each other. We invite and encourage you to use these Comment Boards as a forum for thought and to continue the conversation sparked by each session. After listening to this first session, please just take a few minutes to engage in the Comment Board. What was most striking about this session? What questions do you have?

Thank you so much for your participation, and welcome to this relevant series. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org anytime.
01.10.2012   Posted In: NP0013 Is Mindfulness Enough?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0011, Couples, Session 6, David Schnarch

 

Hear an unconventional perspective on couples therapy from David Schnarch, who believes that the best way to help couples is to challenge partners to change their individual behaviors and attitudes. Schnarch’s direct, upfront approach to helping clients will illustrate a different viewpoint on effective couples therapy.

After the session, please take a few minutes to let us know what you think about these ideas and this way of working with couples. What was most interesting to you? Do you have any similar experiences working with couples? We invite you to share your thoughts, questions, and revelations, as well as including your name and hometown with your comments.

If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.

01.09.2012   Posted In: NP0011 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0011, Couples, Session 5, Jette Simon

 
Explore this classic dynamic of couples therapy—an angry woman and a withdrawn man—that’s often confusing for therapists, with couples therapist Jette Simon. Learn more about what’s behind the feelings of anger and the behavior of withdrawing, and how clinicians can more effectively work with shame and fear of disconnection.

After the session, please take a few minutes to let us know what you think. What did Simon discuss that was new to you? What was most interesting to you? Do you have any similar experiences working with couples? We invite you to share your thoughts, questions, and revelations, as well as including your name and hometown with your comments.

If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.

12.30.2011   Posted In: NP0011 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0011, Couples, Session 4, Esther Perel

 
An extramarital affair can be a traumatic experience for couples, causing feelings of anger, rejection, fear, loss of trust, grief, and can ultimately destroy the relationship. But does it always have to be framed in this experience of trauma and eventual breakdown of the relationship? Is it possible to rebuild trust and intimacy after an affair? Learn with Esther Perel how, contrary to conventional wisdom, some affairs can actually transform a relationship. Discover techniques to help couples rebuild trust after an infidelity and hear about different cultural perspectives on affairs.

After this session, please let us know what you think. What's your experience with couples trying to heal after affairs? What cultural setting do you practice in and how do you think that affects the way in which you work with couples or clients in general?

As always, if you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.
12.23.2011   Posted In: NP0011 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0012, Ethics, Bonus Session, Marlene Maheu

 
As the final, bonus session in the “Handling Today’s Hidden Ethical Dilemmas” series, Marlene Maheu, a leader and pioneer in telehealth, will discuss how to effectively provide online therapy while maintaining ethical boundaries. She’ll explore such tools as Skype, Google, virtual self-help products, and more.

After this presentation, please take a few minutes to reflect on what was striking to you about this particular session, how it fits in with the entire series, and your thoughts after participating in this course and hearing perspectives on a variety of applicable topics. What do you think was most interesting or relevant to your practice? What questions remain for you?

We encourage you to comment on this session and about the series as a whole, as this kind of deeper engagement is vital to learning and understanding. Thank you for your participation, and we hope you come away from this course with a clearer vision of how to handle challenging ethics issues.
12.20.2011   Posted In: NP0012 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0011, Couples, Session 3, William Doherty

 
What happens when partners in couples therapy have two different agendas in mind? Hear from expert William Doherty on this little spoken about topic. Learn how Discernment Counseling, an approach that helps couples clarify their feelings about the next step in their relationship, can help both clients and therapists.

After the session, please let us know what you think. What’s your experience with mixed-agenda couples in therapy? What questions remain for you now? Let us know what you think.

Thank you so much for your participation, and welcome to this relevant and important series. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.
12.19.2011   Posted In: NP0011 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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