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The Power and the Peril of Pop Psychology

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The Power and the Peril of Pop Psychology Curt and Katie chat about pop psychology. We look at what it is, how it influences society, the dangers of leaving it unchecked, and how therapists can support their clients in navigating through all…
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Are Therapists to Blame for Ineffective Workplace Wellness Programs?

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Are Therapists to Blame for Ineffective Workplace Wellness Programs? Curt and Katie chat about a recent New York Times article that claims that individual mental health interventions are not effective in the workplace. We explore that and other…
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When Your Client is a Super Fan: Exploring parasocial relationships and their effects on mental health

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When Your Client is a Super Fan: Exploring parasocial relationships and their effects on mental health Curt and Katie chat about parasocial relationships. We talk about what parasocial relationships (and break ups) are, who is most likely to…
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What Is It Like To Be a Medicare Therapist? An interview with Gabrielle Juliano-Villani, LCSW

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What Is It Like To Be a Medicare Therapist? An interview with Gabrielle Juliano-Villani, LCSW Curt and Katie interview Gabrielle Juliano-Villani, LCSW, about what it looks like to take Medicare. We talk about common myths and what the actual…
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What Do Therapists Need To Do About Medicare? Opting in or out for 2024: An interview with Joy Alafia, CAE

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What Do Therapists Need To Do About Medicare? Opting in or out for 2024: An interview with Joy Alafia, CAE Curt and Katie interview Joy Alafia, Executive Director of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, on the journey for…
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How Can Therapists Take a Real Vacation?

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How Can Therapists Take a Real Vacation? Curt and Katie chat about how therapists can take extended time away from their therapy practices. We talk about how to budget time and money for vacation as well as what therapists need to have covered…
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How Much Autonomy Do Therapy Clients Deserve? Balancing client autonomy with therapist skill

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How Much Autonomy Do Therapy Clients Deserve? Balancing client autonomy with therapist skill Curt and Katie chat about client autonomy. We look at what patient autonomy is and what therapists need to understand about this very complex topic.…
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What’s Confidential and What’s a Secret? Navigating “No Secrets” Policies

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What’s Confidential and What’s a Secret? Navigating “No Secrets” Policies Curt and Katie chat about no secret policies. We look at what they are, what needs to be in these policies, how to navigate secrets in therapy, the importance…
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Should Therapists Admit to Making Mistakes in Therapy?

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Should Therapists Admit to Making Mistakes in Therapy? Curt and Katie chat about what therapists can do to effectively navigate their own mistakes in the therapy room.  We look at what constitutes a mistake in therapy, the types of mistakes…
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Is BPD a Genuine Diagnosis or a Dismissive Label?

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Is BPD a Genuine Diagnosis or a Dismissive Label? Curt and Katie chat about whether (or not) Borderline Personality Disorder is a useful diagnosis. We look at the difficulty in differential diagnosis, the huge overlaps with other diagnoses,…