Photo ID: Arms with hands folded together resting on a book with text overlay "Episode 296: Am I honoring my personal values or am I discriminating? An exploration of ethics for modern therapists"

Am I Honoring My Personal Values OR Am I Discriminating? An exploration of ethics for modern therapists

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Am I Honoring My Personal Values OR Am I Discriminating? An exploration of ethics for modern therapists Curt and Katie chat about what therapists should be considering when their strongly held personal values or moral beliefs conflict with…
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Penny Wise and Pound Foolish: Thoughts on investing and getting paid as a therapist

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Penny Wise and Pound Foolish: Thoughts on investing and getting paid as a therapist Curt and Katie chat about money: considerations for investing and getting paid as a therapist.  We look at typical unpaid opportunities and how to decide…
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Smarter than SMART: How therapists can improve goal-setting with clients

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Smarter than SMART: How therapists can improve goal-setting with clients Curt and Katie chat about setting goals. We look at why goals are important to therapists, SMART goals (what they are, what works and what doesn’t), and how to move…
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It’s the Lack of Thought That Counts: Ethical Decision Making in Dual Relationships

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It’s the Lack of Thought That Counts: Ethical Decision Making in Dual Relationships Curt and Katie chat about dual relationships. We talk about the types of dual relationships, how often therapists get in trouble for these types of relationships,…
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How Therapists Can Manage a Sedentary Job: An interview with Celina Caovan, DPT

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How Therapists Can Manage a Sedentary Job: An interview with Celina Caovan, DPT Curt and Katie interview Celina Caovan about physical self-care for therapists. We talk about how to mitigate the impacts of a sedentary job as well as the benefits…
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I Just Graduated, Now What? – Career Advice for New Mental Health Clinicians

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I Just Graduated, Now What? – Career Advice for New Mental Health Clinicians Curt and Katie discuss how clinicians can decide what types of jobs to pursue when they first graduate from their clinical program. We look at whether you should…

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…