It’s a cliché phrase by now, uttered by every health professional at some early point in their careers, but I became a psychotherapist because I wanted to help people. Why else do any of us do it? For many of us, being able to provide support and guidance to people who are moving through the darkest periods in their lives is what keeps us returning to our offices to sit with even the most difficult clients. Read more …
Ron Taffel on What Families Can’t Function Without.
The days of children being seen and not heard are long gone–a change that’s welcome in most modern families. Now, however, kids and teens are increasingly expressing themselves through extensive online social networks, which open them up to new spheres of influence that challenge parental authority in an unprecedented way.
Jack Klott claims DSM-5 will help in the treatment of anxiety, depressive, bipolar, and personality disorders; substance use, addictions, trauma, and stress-related disorders; and suicidal or self-mutilating clients.
Did Jack Klott make his case successfully to you? Will what you learned today change how you treat your clients? Has DSM-5 already changed the way you assess and diagnose? How will what you learned change the way you practice?
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Did one or more presenters really move you? Do you have questions about content? How will what you learned change the way you practice? Is there a particular technique you plan to try? Ask your colleagues about their experiences treating resistant men in therapy or couples therapy.
By Rich Simon “Psychotherapy’s Image Problem,” an op-ed piece in the New York Times, created quite a stir this week by citing a 34% decline in the number of patients receiving psychotherapy between 1998 and 2007. The author of the article argued that our field needed to do a better public relations job of touting therapy’s demonstrated effectiveness, established in thousands of studies over the past 50 years. But he appeared to miss the larger point that the future of our profession hinges less on our promoting our own narrow guild interests than on working together with movements and thinkers beyond our field dedicated to bringing our perspective on human relationships, emotional awareness, and change to the attention of the wider culture.
Treating Anxiety: The Latest Advances: NP0044 – Session 6
Join Reid Wilson as he explores a step-by-step approach that helps clients shift their relationship with panic so they can overcome their anxiety. By gradually learning to approach, exaggerate, personify, and caricature panic, the client is able override the responses that perpetuate anxiety.
Treating Anxiety: The Latest Advances: NP0044 – Session 5
Learn the 3-step program to help parents and children deal with anxiety. Join Lynn Lyons as she teaches exercises that help normalize anxiety (de-catastrophize it), externalize it (turn the internal state into external metaphors that can be dealt with more readily), and experiment with it (find innovative, playful ways to deal with it).
Treating Anxiety: The Latest Advances: NP0044 – Session 4
Learn techniques drawn from Neuro-Linguistic Programming that target the auditory and visual representations that clients make. Join Steve Andreas as he brings about immediate and enduring changes in clients perceptions and feelings as they deal with anxiety.
Treating Anxiety: The Latest Advances: NP0044 – Session 3
Expand your understanding of the sources for different kinds of anxiety along with your repertoire of interventions. Join Danie Beaulieu as she explores what metaphors, visual images, and multisensory messages you can use to more fully engage clients and achieve greater impact than is possible with purely word-bound communication.