Photo of a plant on a window sill during a sunny day. Text over the image reads, "Episode 242. The Modern Therapist's Survival Guide. How to Understand and Treat Psychosis. An Interview with Maggie Mullen, LCSW." A photo of Maggie Mullen is to the bottom right of the text.

How to Understand and Treat Psychosis

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How to Understand and Treat Psychosis: An interview with Maggie Mullen, LCSW Curt and Katie interview Maggie Mullen, LCSW, a national trainer on culturally responsive, evidence-based care for psychotic spectrum disorders. We talk with Maggie…
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,…
Peer Support Specialists

Peer Support Specialists

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Peer Support Specialists An interview with Kemisha Fields, MSW, Amparo Ostojic, MPA, and Jeff Kashou, LMFT on what peer support specialists are and the value they bring to treatment teams, as well as the challenges and best practices in implementing…
Are You Even Trauma-Informed?

Are You Even Trauma-Informed?

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Episode 224: Are You Even Trauma-Informed? An interview with Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, on trauma-informed care, including what it looks like in practice. Curt and Katie talk with Laura about the barriers clients face when trying to find a good…
An Incomplete List of Everything Wrong with Therapist Education

An Incomplete List of Everything Wrong with Therapist Education

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An Incomplete List of Everything Wrong with Therapist Education An interview with Diane Gehart, LMFT, on what works in therapy and where the field is headed. Curt and Katie talk with Diane about the overwhelming amount of information new therapists…
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…
Why You Should Stop Trying to Convince Clients to Change

Why You Should Stop Trying to Convince Clients to Change

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Why You Should Stop Trying to Convince Clients to Change An interview with Hillary Bolter, LCSW, on Motivational Interviewing. Curt and Katie chat with Hillary about what MI really is, what therapists often get wrong when supporting clients…
It's NOT a Chemical Imbalance

It’s NOT a Chemical Imbalance

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It’s NOT a Chemical Imbalance An interview with Dr. Kristen Syme on the situational and cultural impacts on depression.  Curt and Katie talk with Dr. Syme about the role anthropology can play in helping to challenge long held assumptions…
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…
Therapy with an Audience

Therapy with an Audience

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Therapy with an Audience An interview with Doug Friedman, LCSW, the host of Your Mental Breakdown, on why he chose to record therapy sessions for his podcast. Curt and Katie talk with Doug about the logistics and benefits of publicly providing…