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The Risks and Consequences of Failing to Report Child Abuse

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The Risks and Consequences of Failing to Report Child Abuse Curt and Katie discuss the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences case against Barbara Dixon, LMFT who failed to report child abuse for Gabriel Fernandez and Anthony Avalos who both subsequently…

Therapists Are Not Robots: How We Can Show Humanity in the Room

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Therapists Are Not Robots: How We Can Show Humanity in the Room Curt and Katie discuss how big life events (a big diagnosis, a huge personal loss, injuries and medical conditions) can show up in the room. We explore how much humanity is okay…
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Now Modern Therapists Need to Document Every F*cking Thing in Our Progress Notes?!?

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Now Modern Therapists Need to Document Every F*cking Thing in Our Progress Notes?!? Curt and Katie discuss a recent citation from the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to a therapist for cursing while in session. We explore: How…
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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 conceptualization,…
Waiving Goodbye to Telehealth Progress

Waiving Goodbye to Telehealth Progress

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Waiving Goodbye to Telehealth Progress An interview with Dr. Ben Caldwell, LMFT about the impacts of rolling back the covid telehealth waivers. Curt and Katie talk with Ben about how the expiration of emergency orders will impact the profession.…
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…
At Least 3 Reasons Continuing Education Sucks (Usually)

At Least 3 Reasons Continuing Education Sucks (Usually)

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At Least 3 Reasons Continuing Education Sucks Curt and Katie chat about why continuing education is usually pretty ineffective. We dig into a listener question related to repackaged, introductory level, uninspiring presentations. We look at…
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…
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Why Therapists Quit Part 2

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Why Therapists Quit Part 2 Curt and Katie chat about the response from listeners to our episode on why therapists quit. We look at the differences in responses (those who felt angry and those who felt validated) as well as our reasons for doubling…
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Why Therapists Quit

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Why Therapists Quit Curt and Katie chat about the systemic reasons that therapists leave the profession. We look at the work environment, the infrastructure of community mental health, as well as the frequent ways that therapists set up their…