Five Tales of Self-Discovery
Although it’s not usually acknowledged, change in the consulting room goes both ways. Even as they help clients wrestle with their issues, it’s the rare therapist who hasn’t experienced his or her own eureka moments. Five therapists share their tales of personal transformation.
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From Symposium Storytelling Evening 2019
"Night after night, I’d wait for my father to shout, 'Who’s it gonna be, folks? Who’ll be the lucky girl to come on down and ride the elephant tonight?'”
What We Can Learn from Salespeople
What do you say to potential clients when they first call you or come in for a consultation? We may resist the idea, but in this initial phase, therapists face the same challenge as salespeople seeking to turn shoppers into satisfied customers.
Salvador Minuchin on What Today's Training Approaches Are Missing
Trainees today are buried beneath textbooks on theory, bombarded by lectures on current research, and taught to be experts in a variety of methods. But where and when do they learn who they are and how to use their own selves in therapy?
7 Questions to Ask When Therapy is Stuck
When therapy goes wrong, it’s typically because we’ve entered our clients’ trance, joining them in their myopic misery. Once there, our job is to break the spell, broaden the vision, and open ourselves to possibilities outside the tunnel.
Celebrating the Craft at Symposium
This year, 3,000 practitioners came to our annual Symposium to explore the fundamental question: are we any closer to unraveling the mysteries of psychotherapy than when Freud became the first therapist to complain about client “resistance”?
Peer Supervision Groups that Work: Three Steps That Make a Difference
Peer consultation groups offer all kinds of rich possibilities for learning and collegial support---as long as you set them up properly.
Learning How to Learn: Communities of Practice can reveal new paths to excellence
Strengthening New Year’s Resolutions
Therapy’s Nonverbal Dance: Are You in Step with Your Clients?
Noticing a client’s nonverbal shifts isn’t enough. You must know what these shifts mean.
Being Meryl Streep: Learning to Distinguish Behavior from Identity
A therapist uses a Hollywood analogy to help a client learn an important lesson about distinguishing behavior from identity.
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