Do Therapists Curse in Session?

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Do Therapists Curse in Session? Curt and Katie discuss a recent citation from the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to a therapist for cursing while in session. We explore: Can therapists swear in session? Should they? Are there…
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Thriving Over Surviving: Growing a Practice without Burn Out – An interview with Megan Gunnell

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Thriving Over Surviving: Growing a Practice without Burn Out Curt and Katie interview Megan Gunnell, LMSW, coach, and Founder and Director of Thriving Well Institute. We explore: What changes are therapists facing as they grow their practice…
When Clients Have to Manage Their Therapists

When Clients Have to Manage Their Therapists

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When Clients Have to Manage Their Therapists Curt and Katie chat about the work (or mental load) therapists often give to clients that is really ours. We talk about requiring our clients to do things that are not helpful to treatment like:…
Advocacy in the Wake of Looming Mental Healthcare Workforce Shortages

Advocacy in the Wake of Looming Mental Healthcare Workforce Shortages

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Advocacy in the Wake of Looming Mental Healthcare Workforce Shortages Curt and Katie chat about the looming (and current) mental health workforce shortages. We talk about the exodus of mental health providers, legislation and proposed bills…
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The Return of Why Therapists Quit

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The Return of Why Therapists Quit Curt and Katie chat about how therapists can maintain joy in their practice when they begin to feel burned out. We explore different ways to incorporate self-care into your life and practice, including making…
What to do When Clients Get in Their Own Way

What to do When Clients Get in Their Own Way

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What to do When Clients Get in Their Own Way Curt and Katie chat about what therapy interfering behaviors (TIBs) are and how to address them in therapy. We explore the balance between reducing barriers for clients while also holding them accountable…
How to Fire Your Clients (Ethically)

How to Fire Your Clients (Ethically)

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How to Fire Your Clients (Ethically) Curt and Katie chat about how to appropriately terminate with clients when icky situations arise. We explore how therapists can develop an ethical decision-making process to protect themselves against possible…
How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome to Leave Your Agency Job

How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome to Leave Your Agency Job

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How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome to Leave Your Agency Job An interview with Patrick Casale, LCMHC, LCAS, about how impostor syndrome and other barriers can get in the way of therapists moving forward into private practice. Curt and Katie talk…
An Incomplete List of Everything Wrong with Therapist Education

An Incomplete List of Everything Wrong with Therapist Education

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An Incomplete List of Everything Wrong with Therapist Education An interview with Diane Gehart, LMFT, on what works in therapy and where the field is headed. Curt and Katie talk with Diane about the overwhelming amount of information new therapists…
The State of the Profession in a COVID World

The State of the Profession in a COVID World

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The State of the Profession in a COVID World Curt and Katie chat about the current state of the Mental Health Profession. We give our opinion on a recent report from SimplePractice, looking at what they included as well as what we think is…