Contributed by Steve Shapiro

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In Consultation June 7, 2024

It’s Not About You

Matching Your Clinical Style with Your Client’s Needs

The more you develop a broad range of skills, comfort zones, and flexibility, the more you’ll be able to tailor your approach to the needs and styles of a... Read more

"I've Got Nothing to Talk About"

How to Work with Tight-Lipped Clients

What do you do when your client comes to session with nothing to say? Longtime experts in the field offer how to get the conversation going. Read more

Steve Shapiro

Steve Shapiro, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who maintains a full-time private practice in suburban Philadelphia and has over twenty-five years of clinical and teaching experience.  He has been practicing various forms of Experiential Dynamic Therapy (EDT), since the mid-1990’s, including Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP). He is a founding member and currently an adjunct faculty member of the AEDP Institute in New York City.

Dr. Shapiro conducts training of psychotherapists internationally.  His instruction is often commended for translating complex clinical theory into clear, precise, and practical techniques which are easily understandable and readily applied immediately and deliberately in clinical settings by therapists of all orientations.

For 16 years, Dr. Shapiro was the Director of Psychology and Education at Montgomery County Emergency Service (MCES), an emergency psychiatric hospital, where he worked with a range of severe disorders and those committed involuntarily to treatment. This intensive experience has helped inform his approach to transforming resistance with challenging patients who have a history of trauma, a high degree of resistance, or excessive anxiety and dysregulation.