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Clinical Study and Supervision Group (16 CE’s) Learning from our Mistakes

Clinical Study and Supervision Group (16 CE’s) Learning from our Mistakes

Learning from Our Mistakes: Beyond Dogma in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy For both seasoned clinicians and beginners alike, getting unknowingly sucked into enactments with clients is par for the course of long-term work traversing the world of the unconscious. Regardless of our clinical orientation, we can find ourselves […]

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Client Irritating You? Boring You? It is Useful Counter-Transference

Client Irritating You? Boring You? It is Useful Counter-Transference

When we tell someone at a party that we are a psychotherapist, they inevitable ask “Don’t you get bored hearing about everyone’s problems”? Or “Doesn’t it get irritating listen to people complain about their problems all day”? Most therapists would agree that our work is hardly irritating […]

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Why I absolutely adore the gruesome Hannibal TV show

Why I absolutely adore the gruesome Hannibal TV show

It is the most internally consistent psychological drama on TV. Sure, its characters are quite fantastical, but they are crafted intelligently, with sophisticated comprehension of the disturbed psyche. Usually therapists are portrayed on TV as either complete whack jobs or essentially clueless, but nice people. Shows with […]

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What Should I Talk about in Therapy Today?

What Should I Talk about in Therapy Today?

  Most clients know that some of their best sessions happen when they don’t know what they are going to talk about in therapy. In the absence of an external event to report, the unconscious manages to insert itself into what feels like random meanderings of thoughts […]

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On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored

Here is a new feature of my blog…book recommendations. I wanted to start with one of my favorite analytic books of all time.  It is a great read for clinicians and non-clinicians alike, offering an analytic eye to topics not typically considered in the office or outside […]

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