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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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Your Client Wishes You Were Friends; Its Oedipal

Your Client Wishes You Were Friends; Its Oedipal

Sometimes clients express their wish that we could be friends. Sometimes the feeling is even mutual. There may be practical reasons, such as aspects of our personalities that align in such a way that we imagine a friendship would be viable. But this is not why our […]

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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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Building Resolve for New Years

New Year’s Resolutions require a fair amount of resolve to pull off. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your intentions.

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Headline Your Needs!

You are radically more likely to get your basic needs meet when you announce them to your partner/friend/boss/parent. Examples: “I could use for you to hear me out before you respond” “I just need to vent right now; I don’t need you to fix anything or give […]

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Should I go to Therapy?

Should I go to Therapy?

The short answer to if you should go to therapy is Yes! To start, the question shouldn’t be if you need therapy, but would it benefit you. Very few people need therapy, and only in a few circumstances. When need is the issue, we are usually discussing inpatient residential therapy […]

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Anxiety, Medication and Lost Decades

Both my client and I sat with such a strange mixture of feelings tonight. In the past 2 weeks his life has radically changed for the better. A burden that has been eating him alive for over 30 years has been lifted. After having spent 20 years […]

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