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How Therapy Enhances Psychopharmacology

Frank Anderson On The Process That Gets A Client’s Body On Board


We know that meds can enhance therapy by allowing a client to be more available to the therapeutic process. But can therapy really influence the efficacy of psychopharmaceuticals?

According to Frank Anderson, it can and it does.

We just added my conversation with Frank as an extra bonus session for our all-new webcast series: Meds: Myths And Realities. And this session really is a bonus.

From his perspective as both a prescriber and a therapist, Franks sees the integration of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology as truly organic. During my conversation with him, he gives examples from his own practice of discerning when the psychological is driving the biological, and vice versa.

In this quick clip, Frank talks about a client who says he wants to taper off his meds. Frank starts the story at the point where the client’s body “speaks up.”

Click on the video frame below to listen and watch.

Get the full hour-long session of my conversation with Frank Anderson, M.D.—psychiatrist and supervisor at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute in Brookline, Massachusetts. It’s a bonus—in addition to the informative webcast sessions with Caroline Williams, John Preston, Ron Taffel, Robert Hedaya, and Steven Dubovsky. Sign up for this series now and get the full one-hour bonus session for free!

Meds: Myths And Realities
Everything Therapists Need to Know About Psychopharmacology
All Sessions Plus The Bonus Will Be Available
Wednesday, May 29th at 1PM Eastern

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One Response to How Therapy Enhances Psychopharmacology

  1. Thanks for the comment on pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. I think that at times both are needed to assist clients in symptoms management. I do approach it with caution as well as client and or family collaboration.

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