Photo of shelves of books in a library. Text over the image reads, Episode 241. The Modern Therapist's Survival Guide. Which Theoretical Orientation Should You Choose?

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 conceptualization,…
How to Fire Your Clients (Ethically) Part 1.5

How to Fire Your Clients (Ethically) Part 1.5

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Episode 226: How to Fire Your Clients (Ethically) Part 1.5 Curt and Katie chat about different therapist-client mismatches and how to manage them. We explore how to balance dealing with discomfort in therapy and seeking consultation with knowing…
Being a Therapist on Both Sides of the Couch

Being a Therapist on Both Sides of the Couch

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Being a Therapist on Both Sides of the Couch An interview with Rwenshaun Miller, LCMHC, where he shares what therapists get wrong when understanding the client perspective and how to genuinely connect with clients. Curt and Katie chat with…
Bilingual Supervision

Bilingual Supervision

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Bilingual Supervision An interview with Adriana Rodriguez, LMFT, about how to support bilingual, bicultural therapists. Curt and Katie talk with Adriana about her experiences as a clinician as well as her perception of the systemic concerns…
Grad Programs Moving Online

Grad Programs Moving Online

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Grad Programs Moving Online Curt and Katie chat about the quick move to online learning when the pandemic hit. We talk about the challenges with virtual platforms – what has worked and what has not. We look at the decisions related to starting…
Career Trekking with MTSG

Career Trekking with MTSG

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Career Trekking with MTSG An interview with Marissa Esquibel, LMFT on her journey from community mental health to private practice. Curt and Katie talk with Marissa about how she used the Modern Therapist’s Survival Guide podcast to shift…
Therapy with an Accent

Therapy with an Accent

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Therapy with an Accent An interview with Namrata Rindani, LMFT on her experiences as an immigrant from India getting re-trained as a therapist in the United States. Curt and Katie talk with Nam about the systemic problems in the American graduate…
Therapy as a Political Act

Therapy as a Political Act

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Therapy as a Political Act An interview with Dr. Travis Heath, PhD, regarding the myth that therapists can remain neutral and be considered not “political”. Curt and Katie talk with Travis about how he perceives effective therapy and how…
The Person of the Therapist

The Person of the Therapist: An Interview with Dr. Harry Aponte

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The Person of the Therapist: An interview with Dr. Harry Aponte An interview with Dr. Harry Aponte about challenging the idea that therapists can be blank screens or “surgeons.” We talk with Dr. Aponte about the importance of the self of…
Unlearning Very Bad Therapy

Unlearning Very Bad Therapy

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Unlearning Very Bad Therapy An interview with Carrie Wiita and Ben Fineman, MFT Trainees and the co-hosts of the Very Bad Therapy podcast. Curt and Katie interview Ben and Carrie about their experience as graduate students and mental health…