Training

Three clinicians share their experiences of the power of supervision. Read more

The Perpetual Student

A Trauma Treatment Journey

A long-term client leads a therapist to discover that maybe the hard way is how we learn best. Read more

Embracing Our Core Competencies

How Would It Change the Practice of Therapy?

Training to become technicians in particular areas isn’t what best serves our clients. Read more

Therapy, Fast and Slow

Training Clinicians to Balance Doing with Being

How do therapists create a great training culture, one in which we become substantially better at what we do? Read more

Through the One-Way Mirror

The Education of a Family Therapist

As a family therapy trainee in the 70s, it was easy to feel like part of a larger revolution. Read more

The Four Stages of Supervision

Establishing a Lasting Relationship with Your Supervisee

Teacher? Guide? Gatekeeper? Consultant? How clarifying your role as supervisor helps. Read more

The New Supervision

Are We Meeting the Needs of Today’s Therapists?

The stakes for quality supervision are high. And yet, live supervision is increasingly considered more a bonus than a staple. Read more

The truth is, supervision is harder to come by these days. For a number of reasons that we explore here, some trainees don’t have access to regular... Read more

Clinician's Quandary November 5, 2021

Forging Your Own Path

A Graduate Student’s Training Dilemma
Psychotherapy Networker

A graduate student has to pick a focus to train on, but is unsure of which to choose. Here, clinicians offer advice. Read more

Clinician's Quandary July 29, 2021

Wisdom, or Yesterday’s News?

The Older Therapist in the Younger Practice

An older therapist is beginning to feel insecure about their age and is considering whether to dive into new trainings or retire. Five clinicians offer advice. Read more

Therapeutic Skills in the Workplace

Confronting Racial Wounds

Just like families, coworkers often need help talking honestly and listening deeply, especially when it comes to issues around diversity, equity, and... Read more

Race and Healing

Expanding the Conversation

Now, more than ever, we’re engaged as a society in finding ways to have a truly meaningful dialogue about race and racism. But how do we translate good... Read more

My Journey to Become a Therapist

Three Stories about Following a Calling
Psychotherapy Networker

What does it mean, exactly, to have a professional calling? When does it develop? How does it evolve as we live and grow? As these personal accounts show, a... Read more

The Path to Clinical Confidence

More Training Isn't Always the Answer

Research shows that confidence isn’t always tied to skills, ability, capacity, or even higher intelligence. So what does make us feel self-assured in our... Read more

Point of View October 28, 2019

Research or Reality?

The Flawed Science of Psychotherapy

As academic researchers continue the push for manualized, protocol-driven therapy, a psychodynamic therapist pushes back. Read more

In Consultation September 24, 2009

Throwing Away the Script

Helping Trainees Trust Their Gut

A clinician explains how to help your supervisees practice therapy from the heart. Read more