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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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Why Do Therapists Feel They NEED to be Coaches? An Interview with Jo Muirhead

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Why Do Therapists Feel They NEED to be Coaches? - An Interview with Jo Muirhead Curt and Katie interview Jo Muirhead about the increasingly common trend of therapists becoming coaches for other therapists. We talk about what coaching actually…
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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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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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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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Why Aren’t Men Becoming Therapists Anymore?

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Why Aren’t Men Becoming Therapists Anymore? Curt and Katie chat about the lack of male therapists and the decreasing number of male students in the profession. We look at current statistics and reported experiences of men in the field.…
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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…
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The Clinical Supervision Crisis for Early Career Therapists: An Interview with Dr. Amy Parks

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The Clinical Supervision Crisis for Early Career Therapists: An Interview with Dr. Amy Parks Curt and Katie interview Dr. Amy Parks about the lack of resources for pre- and provisionally licensed mental health professionals to find a clinical…
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Which Theoretical Orientation Should You Choose?

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Which Theoretical Orientation Should You Choose? Curt and Katie chat about how therapists typically select their clinical theoretical orientation for treatment. We look at the different elements of theoretical orientation (including case…