Photo ID: A row of office cubicles with text overlay "Episode 347: Are Therapists to Blame for Ineffective Workplace Wellness Programs?"

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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Religious Trauma and High-Control Religion: An Interview with Anna Clark Miller, LPC, LMHC

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Religious Trauma and High-Control Religion: An Interview with Anna Clark Miller, LPC, LMHC Curt and Katie interview Anna Clark Miller about religious trauma. We explore what religious trauma and high-control religions are. We look at common…
Photo ID: A closeup of the hands of two people holding hands with text overlay "Episode 339: How much autonomy do therapy clients deserve? Balancing client autonomy with therapist skill"

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,…
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Is Your Therapist Website ADA Compliant? An Interview with Anita Avedian, LMFT

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Is Your Therapist Website ADA Compliant? - An Interview with Anita Avedian, LMFT Curt and Katie interview Anita Avedian, LMFT about her recent experiences related to an ADA complaint on her website. Anita shares with us how she has navigated…
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Family Therapy: Not Just for Kids – An Interview with Adriana Rodriguez, LMFT

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Family Therapy: Not Just for Kids - An Interview with Adriana Rodriguez, LMFT Curt and Katie interview Adriana Rodriguez, LMFT about the tendency of therapists (even Marriage and Family Therapists) to avoid working with couples and families.…
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Modern Therapist Reflections on Preventing a School Shooting

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Modern Therapist Reflections on Preventing a School Shooting Curt and Katie chat about an incident within Curt’s practice. We look at how therapists are called upon to make challenging risk assessments. We look at threat to other assessments…