Is Therapy an Opiate of the Masses?

Is Therapy an Opiate of the Masses?

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Is Therapy an Opiate of the Masses? Curt and Katie chat about how therapy can collude with the status quo and has historically failed to serve marginalized populations. We talk about the risks of therapy that doesn’t honor the context and…
Work Harder Than Your Clients

Work Harder Than Your Clients

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Work Harder Than Your Clients Curt and Katie chat about why and when you should ignore the advice to “not work harder than your clients.” We look at bias in goal-setting, managing risk, focusing on the client’s needs, and the importance…
Mission Driven Work

Mission Driven Work

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Mission Driven Work Curt and Katie chat about walking your talk, sticking to your mission, and being strategic in how you incorporate new initiatives and perspectives into your work. We look at the tendency to take action without thinking about…
Ally is a Verb

Ally is a Verb

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Ally is a Verb Curt and Katie chat about how to engage in ally work. We look at white fragility, helpful and harmful responses during times of crisis, and how to leverage privilege appropriately to work to address systemic racism and oppression.…
Shared Traumatic Experiences

Shared Traumatic Experiences

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Shared Traumatic Experiences Curt and Katie chat about the potential that clients will take care of us because we’re all going through the global pandemic. We look at the humanization and boundary shifts that can happen. We also talk about…
Returning to the Office

Returning to the Office

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Returning to the Office Curt and Katie chat about the considerations for reopening offices closed during shelter in place orders. We talk through the specific logistical, clinical, and legal and ethical elements of the decision-making process…
Gaslighting Therapists

Gaslighting Therapists

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Gaslighting Therapists Curt and Katie talk about the concern that therapists will be gaslit as therapist workforce takes on the next epidemic – the mental health pandemic. We discuss how mental health workers are seen as essential, but are…
CAMFT Ethics Code Update

CAMFT Ethics Code Update

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CAMFT Ethics Code Update Curt and Katie talk about the updates to the Ethics Code for CAMFT that was approved in December, 2019. We talk about the new guidance on testimonials, marketing to each other’s clients, and duplication of services.…
Recession-Proofing Your Practice

Recession-Proofing Your Practice

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Recession-Proofing Your Practice Curt and Katie talk about how to prepare for economic uncertainty as one of the ripple effects from COVID-19. We talk about practical suggestions of what you can do now to weather a recession as well as continue…
Burnout or Depression

Burnout or Depression

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Burnout or Depression Curt and Katie talk about the idea that burnout and depression could actually be the same thing. We look at how stigma and a sense of superiority may inhibit clinicians from reporting that they’re actually experiencing…