Clinical Supervision and Workforce issues

Clinical Supervision and Workforce issues

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The vast majority of clinical supervision research focuses on the interaction between the client and supervisee. More expansive models of supervision will also look at contextual factors, such as the relationship between the supervisor and supervisee…
Is Therapy an Opiate of the Masses?

Is Therapy an Opiate of the Masses?

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Is Therapy an Opiate of the Masses? Curt and Katie chat about how therapy can collude with the status quo and has historically failed to serve marginalized populations. We talk about the risks of therapy that doesn’t honor the context and…
Online therapy is here to stay

Online therapy is here to stay

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Online isn’t going away for therapists…the good and the bad The COVID-19 crisis forced the majority of the mental healthcare profession online—from graduate school training to supervision to delivery of services to clients. After the…
Work Harder Than Your Clients

Work Harder Than Your Clients

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Work Harder Than Your Clients Curt and Katie chat about why and when you should ignore the advice to “not work harder than your clients.” We look at bias in goal-setting, managing risk, focusing on the client’s needs, and the importance…
Reigniting Therapy

Reigniting Therapy

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Reigniting Therapy An interview with Dr. Daryl Chow regarding how to do effective therapy. Curt and Katie talk with Dr. Chow about the ways in which therapists can improve clinically – looking at the relationship, the expectations of clients,…
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

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The Person of the Therapist 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 the therapist in creating the relationship…
Traumatizing Trauma Workers

Traumatizing Trauma Workers: Don't Leave the choice to the worker

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Circling in the news recently and being shared widely on social media is the story of Dr. Lorna Breen, a New York ER doctor who died by suicide after having served in the frontlines in treating cases of COVID-19. While Dr. Breen was not a therapist,…
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…
Suicidal Therapists

Suicidal Therapists

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Suicidal Therapists An interview with Norine Vander Hooven, LCSW about therapists who become suicidal. Curt and Katie interview Norine on the risk factors that therapists face as well as how we can support each other in our community. We talk…