Progress monitoring systems have been developing and are becoming an increasingly important part of psychotherapeutic practice. There is evidence that using a progress monitoring system improves your results.
Carl Rogers is one of the most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century. He advanced the field of psychotherapy with the development of humanistic psychotherapy and engaging in empirical research to demonstrate the core conditions such as empathy now known to be common factors of all approaches to psychotherapy.
Mary Ainsworth is a pioneering researcher who collaborated with John Bowlby who's work in attachment changed the filed of child development and psychotherapy. Ainsworth who was a Ph.D. psychologist developed the Strange Situation research paradigm, which helped her understand the different types of attachment styles. She also developed the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) still used in research.
On Becoming a Person is one of the most influential volumes on psychotherapy published in 1961 by Carl Rogers.
Heart Rate Variable Biofeedback (HRV) is an approach that has been well documented as a tool to help attain a state of coherence, which can be measured by increased intervals between heartbeats. Technology has advanced to make this an affordable technology to add to clinical practice.
We love listening to podcasts when we are working out, going for long rides in the car, and doing chores. There is a treasure trove of podcasts for psychotherapists that will inspire, educate , and inform you. We will curate the ones we think are really awesome and give you the links of the podcast of the week. Check out a list of the best.
With the rapid developments in the internet and computer technology we are an increasingly interconnected society that is changing the way we relate to others and is shaping the practice of psychotherapy. This "flat world" affords us opportunities to create and develop our ideas and build our future. We will offer tips guidance, and resources from our experts and young innovators.
Owning books and having a library may seem old fashion but for many it is truly a pleasure to have a professional library of influential books. Yes, you can get everything you need on the internet but the tactile pleasure of holding a book and knowing that it is on your shelf when you need advice or help is something worth considering. We will be offering books from our collection that are ones that if you don't own should know about.
In this book Lori Gottlieb shares the intimate relationship between patient and psychotherapist. She describes her personal experiences both as a patient and as a psychotherapists. She reinforces how important it is for us to experience being in psychotherapy and how everyone needs someone to talk with.
Steve Jobs is considered to be one of the most influential and innovative technology giants of our time. Walter Isaacson wrote a book we highly recommend for anyone wanting to learn from those who were 20th century innovators and profoundly changed our world.
Have you ever wished your presentations were simple and effective? Michael Baldwin teaches you how to be crystal clear with your objectives when presenting your ideas and how to make the most compelling deck possible.
Visiting museums is a wonderful way to expand your consciousness. Art engages us a deep level of consciousness that can both challenge and enthrall us. If you are in the Boston area there is a wonderful show that shows the history of gender through the lens of fashion. Very informative for all therapists.
The "nuts and bolts" of psychotherapy practice varies among settings and yet there are certain common issues to consider such as how to set up your office. What should you consider when you want to have the latest technology?
In this section, we will visit various practitioners and ask them to tell us about their office and why they have arranged and designed it.
We will also offer resources for psychotherapists who want to start or develop a psychotherapy practice whether it be in a solo practice, group practice or institutional practice.
We invite you to send picture of your office and tell us about how you decided to design it the way you have and what it is like to work in your setting.
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org"
The practice of psychotherapy can be a lonely endeavor. Reducing your isolation is critical to maintaining a healthy self.
One key to successful practice is to achieve balance in your like. Are you taking care of yourself, attending to your emotional and spiritual needs? Do you have supportive and nurturing relationships?.
ECS has been shown effective for anxiety, depression and insomnia. Sometimes between patients and you have some time or while you are working it is easy to use products such as the Alpha Stim to calm yourself.
We should all take time to experience nature everyday. There is accumulating evidence that those who don't have access to the natural world on a regular basis suffer from a higher incidence of emotional disturbances. For self-care talk a Walk Outside or go for a Swim in a lake or ocean.
We are pleased to announce that we will be launching our beta version of StratPsych our online learning platform April 1st, 2019. If you are a system employing more than 10 mental health clinicians and are interested in beta testing please contact us at: email@example.com
Taking time each day to engage in deliberate practice is a way to improve your clinical work. Try to think about a case and consider your approach. Check to see if you have any cognitive biases that might be at play or speak with a peer.