Mental health workers after COVID-19

Mental health workers after COVID-19

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We’ve long been advocates for therapists getting paid and at the forefront of pushing social advocacy for the therapist job. It doesn’t take a crystal ball right now to see that the COVID-19 coronavirus will have an economic impact on the…
The Viral Episode

The Viral Episode

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The Viral Episode Curt and Katie talk about the Corona Virus scare. We look at how to take care of ourselves, our clients, and our businesses during the current outbreak. We also look at the mental health impacts and the legal and ethical responsibilities…
Iran, The News, and Your Clients

Iran, The News, and Your Clients

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Iran, The News, and Your Clients An interview with Pardis Mahdavi, PhD, and Negeen Moussavian, AMFT, regarding Iran, current events, and how the news might impact Iranian clients. It’s time to reimagine therapy and what it means to be…
Striking for the Future of Mental Healthcare

Special Episode: Striking for the Future of Mental Healthcare

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Special Episode: Striking for the Future of Mental Healthcare Special Episode: Curt and Katie talk about the recent NUHW- Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Worker Strike. Katie interviews a National Union of Healthcare Workers representative,…
Therapist Suicide

Therapist Suicide

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Therapist Suicide Curt and Katie talk about a recent news story related to Dr. Gregory Eells, the Executive Director of the Counseling and Psychological Services at University of Pennsylvania, who died by suicide in September 2019. We talk…
Mass Shooters and Mental Illness

Mass Shooters and Mental Illness

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Mass Shooters and Mental Illness Curt and Katie talk about why mass shootings happen. We look at the complexity of the research and how solely blaming mental illness, doesn’t reflect the research and is stigmatizing. We also talk about how…
Responding to Mass Shootings

Responding to Mass Shootings

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Responding to Mass Shootings Curt and Katie talk about how to take care of your clients, your communities, and yourself after a mass shooting. We look at the types of victims, the different stages of response, and treatment considerations. It’s…
Modern Therapists Strike Back

Modern Therapists Strike Back

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Modern Therapists Strike Back Curt and Katie talk about union therapists and a strike in California. We look at antitrust, labor disputes, implications of striking, and how to improve working conditions, treatment, and outcomes. It’s time…
Vulnerability, The News, and You

Vulnerability, The News, and You

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Vulnerability, The News, and You An interview with Dr. Abigail Weissman, a psychologist and self-proclaimed “super queer.” Curt and Katie talk with Abi about how she decides which aspects of her identity (Jewish, queer, lesbian, trans-esque)…
Therapist Safety

Therapist Safety

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Therapist Safety It’s time to reimagine therapy and what it means to be a therapist. To support you as a whole person and a therapist, your hosts, Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy talk about how to approach the role of therapist in the modern…