Author Archives: Psychotherapy Networker

Dick Schwartz Demonstrates How to Minimize Reactivity

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Courtney Armstrong on Using Positive Emotional Imagery to Counter Negative Beliefs

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Rich SimonBy Rich Simon  Why would any therapist need to worry about bringing more “creativity” into therapy?  After all, isn’t the primary objective of therapy establishing an atmosphere of comfort and safety for the client, a haven from the life-sapping miseries—anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship problems—that motivated them to seek help in the first place. Read more

Creativity: NP0051 – Session 1

How do you enhance client creativity? What questions can you ask your clients that will help them turn creativity into action? Join Stephen Gilligan as he explores powerful methods for helping clients access the generative mind-body states that enable them to realize their dreams.

After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

Stephen Gilligan on Avoiding the Pathology Trap

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Living the Symposium Experience

Rich SimonBy Rich Simon The now 37-year-old Networker Symposium was born at a point in our field’s history when the ideal of the detached, eminently rational therapist helping emotionally overwrought clients tame their id-driven passions still held sway. Nevertheless, early on, the Symposium followed a different course, epitomized in the over-the-top song and dance opening performance that has become its signature. Although we would have been hard-pressed to explain why, early on we apparently understood that talk is not enough; it is experience that sparks change, and what better way to embrace emotion than in the company of a few thousand of your most like-minded, favorite colleagues? Read more

Depression: NP0048 – Session 6

Do you want to learn how to effectively empower your depressed clients? Do you have questions about how to reach depressed and possibly traumatized clients? Join Elisha Goldstein as he discusses your depressed clients, how to make them feel safe in your practice, and how to incorporate self-compassion into your therapeutic approach.

After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

Elisha Goldstein on the Importance of Setting Aside What You Know as a Therapist to Ask Clients What They Need.

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 The Fantasy and Reality of Intimacy

Rich SimonBy Rich Simon What better time than Valentine’s Day weekend to think about the contradictions in modern day couplehood? In a world dedicated to convincing us that we’re entitled to more and more choice in our lives, It’s not just that partners want different things –it’s that  they so often want both longevity and novelty, both excitement and stability, both deep attachment and plenty of individual freedom.  No wonder there’s no relationship formula that works for every couple. Read more

Depression: NP0048 – Session 5

Do you feel that therapy brings only temporary changes for your client? Do you want to help them create lasting changes in the treatment of their depression and their symptoms? Join Judith Beck as she discusses this and teaches how  to incorporate a range of methods, including experiential techniques and childhood work, into your practice.

After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.