Join us the third Thursday of the month from 7 to 8 pm EST for a virtual gathering, where Jeffrey J. Magnavita, and co-host Michael C. Alpert and Kristin Osborn, interview some of the pioneering psychotherapists, neuroscientists, and researchers in mental health. These informal discussions will allow you to hear the latest in the world of clinical science, psychotherapeutics, and human behavior. We will have the opportunity to hear from some of the innovators who enrich the field. Bring a beverage of your choice. See the section below "incubating now" to see our featured of the month guest psychotherapist and guest co-hosts. Sign up and register below.
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Kristin is a leading psychotherapist and trainer in Affect Phobia Therapy, who brings her passion and curiosity in her search for understanding the therapeutic experience.
Michael is a leading psychiatrist and psychotherapist who courageously explores the face-to-face experience and the transforming power of therapeutic transparency and attunement.
We are pleased to have Dr. Barbara Ingram join us as a guest co-host on June 17th, when we will be featuring Howard Liddle. Barbara is a professor at Pepperdine University and author. She is known for her teaching excellence. She is the co-director of psychicubator lab.
Dr. Allan Abbass is a Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and founding Director of the Centre for Emotions and Health at Dalhousie University in Canada. He completed Medicine at Dalhousie University and a residency in Family Medicine and has worked as a family physician and emergency physician. He completed a Psychiatry residency at the University of Toronto dedicating his career to teaching and researching in the impact of emotions on health. Over the past 25 years he has become a leading teacher and researcher in the area of Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy, having provided over 300 invited presentations and over 250 publications including his first 2 books Reaching Through Resistance: Advanced Psychotherapy Techniques and Hidden from View: clinician’s guide to psychophysiologic disorders. He has been both a lead and co-investigator of research into Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy for Treatment Resistant Depression, Personality Disorders and somatic symptom disorders. He has received a number of awards including a national teaching award in Psychiatry. In 2018 he was named the David Malan visiting Professor of Psychotherapy at the Tavistock in London and is the current president of the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association
Dr. Howard Liddle is a professor Howard Liddle, EdD, ABPP (Family Psychology) is Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, and Director of the Center for Treatment Research on Adolescent Drug Abuse at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. A psychologist, Dr. Liddle's research focus is on the development, testing, implementation, and dissemination of family-based treatment for adolescent substance abuse and delinquency. His research in this area has been funded by a variety of NIDA grants since 1985. Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) is the most researched family-based treatment in the adolescent substance abuse specialty, and MDFT studies and the clinical model are recognized nationally and internationally. Dr. Liddle’s work has been recognized with career research awards from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Family Therapy Association, the Hazelden Foundation, and the American Psychological Association.
We are pleased to feature Dr. Leslie Greenberg who is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Psychology at York University in Toronto and the primary developer of Emotion-focused therapy. He has authored the original books on Emotion in Psychotherapy (1986), Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (1988). More recent books include Emotion-focused Couples Therapy: The dynamics of emotion, love and power (2008), Therapeutic Presence (2012), Emotion-focused therapy: Theory and practice (2015), Case Formulation in Emotion-Focused Therapy (2015), Emotion -Focused Therapy of Generalized Anxiety (2017), and Emotion-focused Therapy of Forgiveness(2019). He has received the Distinguished Research Career award of the International Society for Psychotherapy Research as well as the Carl Rogers and the Distinguished Professional Contribution to Applied Research of the American Psychology Association. He also has received the Canadian Psychological Association Professional Award for distinguished contributions to Psychology as a profession. He is a past President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research. He currently trains people internationally in emotion–focused approaches.
We are pleased to feature Christine Courtois on April 22nd, 2021 to launch the first in our series "Eminent Psychotherapists Revealed". Dr. Courtois is one of the leading trauma therapists in the world and has published ground breaking books on her approach to trauma-informed treatment. Christine served as Chair on the American Psychological Association's PTSD Clinical Treatment Guideline Work Group. She has published extensively and co-founded and served as the clinical and training director of The Center: Posttraumatic Disorders Program in Washington, DC, an intensive inpatient trauma treatment center for 16-years. She lectures and consults internationally on the treatment of trauma weaving together her many years of clinical experience and scholarly work. She is considered a master psychotherapist and teacher. Christine's work has emphasized the treatment of survivors of complex developmental trauma. Her newly revised edition, with Julian Ford,"Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Adults", with Guilford Press is a must read for all psychotherapists, and can be found at: www.guilford.com/p/ford2 and her forthcoming volume, "Sexual Boundary Violations in Psychotherapy" published by the American Psychological Association is due out May of 2021.
Coming soon Rising Psychotherapists Revealed will feature monthly interviews with psychotherapists rising in the field who are making a difference. These interviews will highlight the important work that is being done by many early career psychotherapists behind the scenes and in the front lines of the fight against mental illness.
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Elizabeth G. Magnavita, MSW, LCSW
Learning about trauma and the impact that it has on development and how when untreated leads to the spectrum of clinical syndromes and personality dysfunction is imperative for all health professionals to be knowledgeable about. Bessel van der Kolk's book "The Body Keeps the Score" along with Judith Herman's book "Trauma and Recovery" are two of the most important and groundbreaking tomes on trauma and both are a must read.
We gain access to a huge amount of information about others by looking at their faces. Self-Connection Psychotherapy gives us that same access to information about ourselves. We begin to better understand our minute-to-minute interactions with our patients. As their therapist, we begin to give them these same tools so they can improve their understanding of their emotions and become their own support system.
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.
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Using Technology in Mental Health Practice
Jeffrey J. Magnavita
Learn how to incorporate various technologies in your mental health 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.
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.
We are technology early adopters but we still love and enjoy the feel of holding a book. In this section we will offer some of our favorite volumes on technology and the future for your enjoyment.
Electrocranial Stimulation (ECS) is FDA approved for the treatment of depression, anxiety, and insomnia. These are excellent therapist extender tools that can be used both in office and between sessions to change brain states.
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Heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback is a cost effective technology that can be downloaded as an app on a smartphone and used with various biosensors to measure the intervals between heartbeats which is a measure of physical and emotional well being. These can be used in the office or between sessions to further and enhance treatment gains. There are number of companies that offer this hardware and software. One we like is from the Heartmath company.
Neurofeedback measures the brains electrical activity and these patterns are useful to learning how to change brain states. Low cost EEG devices are now available and provide the practitioner an opportunity to have the patient practice at home.
Using Technology in Mental Health Practice
Jeffrey J. Magnavita
Learn how to incorporate various technologies in your mental health practice.
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.
Cowritten by Michael Baldwin, a patient who experienced transformative relief from trauma through EMDR therapy, and Dr. Deborah Korn, a therapist (though not Baldwin’s therapist) who explains exactly how and why EMDR works, Every Memory Deserves Respect brings the good news of EMDR to countless readers who may not even know of it but would greatly benefit from using it.
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. There are certain common issues to consider when setting up or upgrading your office. An important consideration is how to incorporate and utilize the latest technology?
In this section, Rebeka D. Stephens, the founder of "Research Driven Spaces, LLC", who has a special interest and expertise in the integration of behavioral science research design will explore the science and ethos involved in creating healing and functional spaces.
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. For more information visit The Practice Institute (TPI) to find out more about building and maintaining your 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.
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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 are pleased to offer subscriptions to StratPsych an online learning platform for psychotherapists. As a subscription benefit you receive a discount on all TZK seminars. Use coupon code when you sign in to your StratPsych platform.
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.
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.
Psychincubator Lab is the research and development wing of Strategic Psychotherapeutics, LLC. Our lab co-directors are Barbara Ingram, Ph.D., Jeffrey J. Magnavita, Ph.D., & Kenneth L. Critchfield, Ph.D. Working along with our team of research assistants, we are developing new products and bringing innovations to the field of psychotherapeutics.