Is This My Stuff? How therapists can sort through countertransference: An Interview with Dr. Amy Meyers, LCSW

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Is This My Stuff? How therapists can sort through countertransference: An Interview with Dr. Amy Meyers, LCSW Curt and Katie interview Dr. Amy Meyers on countertransference. We talk about what countertransference is, how therapists typically…
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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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We Answer the Question: Is EMDR a Pyramid Scheme?

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We Answer the Question: Is EMDR a Pyramid Scheme? Curt and Katie chat about an episode of Very Bad Therapy that asks the question, Is EMDR a Cultish Pyramid Scheme. This is our response to that question. We talk about what EMDR is, common misconceptions…
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Your Modern Therapist Ethics Questions Answered: Digging into the mail bag to identify how to behave ethically in modern times

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Your Modern Therapist Ethics Questions Answered: Mail Bag! Curt and Katie discuss tricky ethics questions we’ve received from listeners and colleagues over the years. We look at dual relationships, documentation, therapists in the public…
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How Therapists Can Deal with the Crisis of the Week

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How Therapists Can Deal with the Crisis of the Week Curt and Katie chat about a typical dynamic that can happen in therapy sessions, namely the “crisis of the week.” We look at how this dynamic comes up and what therapists can do to deal…
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How Do Therapists Develop?

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How Do Therapists Develop? Curt and Katie chat about how therapists can be rigid in their thinking at times and then seem to be performing mental gymnastics at other times. We look at the developmental stages of therapists (drawing from William…
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Why Is Therapy Taking So Long? The causes and solutions for therapeutic drift

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Why Is Therapy Taking So Long? The causes and solutions for therapeutic drift Curt and Katie chat about the tendency for therapists to drift clinically – meaning that they fail to use evidence-based practices that they have been trained to…
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Supervision in the Real World: Understanding what makes an effective supervisory alliance

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Supervision in the Real World: Understanding what makes an effective supervisory alliance Curt and Katie chat about the relationship between supervisor and supervisee in clinical supervision. We explore what makes up a good supervisory alliance,…
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What to Know When Providing Therapy for Elite Athletes

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What to Know When Providing Therapy for Elite Athletes Curt and Katie chat about the specific competence required to work with elite athletes. We explore how elite athletes present (including diagnosis) as well as what treatment looks like…
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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:…