Beginning Therapists

Arnold Lazarus: Live Case Consultation
by Arnold Lazarus
Watch as master therapist Arnold Lazarus consults with both an experienced therapist as well as a novice, who each present real, challenging therapy cases.
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Becoming a Therapist: Inside the Learning Curve
by Erik Sween
In this candid video a group of new therapists reveal the challenges they faced during their first year of seeing clients. Especially useful for preparing beginning therapy students.


Couples Therapy: An Introduction
by Ellyn Bader, Dan Wile
In this video, two renowned couples and marriage experts, Ellyn Bader and Dan Wile discuss what couples therapy is and what it is not. A valuable resource beginning therapists, and for clients this to help them get their couples therapy off on the right track.
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Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy in Action
by James Bugental
Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy in Action shows James Bugental, the legendary clinician and teacher, conducting two actual psychotherapy sessions with the same client. 
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Irvin Yalom: Live Case Consultation
by Irvin Yalom
Yalom provides consultation to therapists on individual and group therapy cases. See how he translates his existential and interpersonal approach into action in this highly acclaimed video.
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James Bugental: Live Case Consultation
by James Bugental
This video presents a rare and invaluable opportunity to view renowned existential-humanistic psychotherapist James Bugental demonstrate his unique group consultation style.
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Tools and Techniques for Family Therapy
by John Edwards
John Edwards has spent the last twenty years distilling the intricacies of family systems theory into a user-friendly approach that has enhanced the work of thousands of clinicians and educators in North America.

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What Works in Psychotherapy
by Scott Miller
What works in psychotherapy? In this interview by Randall C. Wyatt, Miller shares everything he knows about psychotherapy outcomes, including simple practices that significantly improves outcomes.
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Legal & Ethical Issues for Mental Health Professionals, Volume I: Confidentiality, Privilege, Reporting, and Duty to Warn
by Stephen Feldman
Finally, a video program to fulfill your CE requirement that is engaging, entertaining and informative.
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Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Professionals, Volume II: Dual Relationships, Boundaries, Standards of Care and Termination
by Stephen Feldman
A pragmatic, informative and entertaining video offering solutions to the common ethical dilemmas that mental health practitioners face. 
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The Therapeutic Relationship, Individualized Treatment and Other Keys to Successful Psychotherapy
by John C. Norcross
In this compelling interview with one of the most prominent psychotherapy researchers of our time, Dr. John Norcross presents the results from fourteen meta-analyses that reveal the secrets to successful therapy.
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Erving Polster on Gestalt Therapy
by Erving Polster
In this in-depth interview, you’ll get to know Polster’s unique take on Gestalt therapy, and see for yourself how he boldly elevates ordinary conversations into life-affirming encounters. 
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Living with PTSD: Lessons for Partners, Friends, and Supporters
by Frank Ochberg & Angie Panos
Watch two trauma experts offer family and community members clear, useful information about the nature and symptoms of PTSD, as well as concrete advice about how they can assist their loved ones in the recovery process.


Increasing Importance in Motivational Interviewing
by Cathy Cole
With three full-length sessions in diverse client settings, Cathy Cole demonstrates strategies for working with clients who are initially reluctant to change.

Part of the 4-video series: Motivational Interviewing Step by Step
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The Essence of Change
by Virginia Satir
Watch renowned psychotherapist Virginia Satir present her pioneering views on the essential ingredients of successful therapy to a group of four students.

Part of the 5-video series: The Virginia Satir Series
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The Virginia Satir Series: 5-Video Series
by Virginia Satir
In these dynamic videos from the Virginia Satir Series, watch renowned psychotherapist Virginia Satir present her pioneering views on the essential ingredients of successful therapy to a group of students, then conduct therapy with families struggling with abuse, substance use, and parenting conflicts.


Developmental Aspects of Group Counseling: Process, Leadership, and Supervision
by Rex Stockton
Gain new skills for leading psychotherapy groups in this video featuring seasoned group expert, Rex Stockton, supervising two students as they lead a 16-week group to deeper insight, connection, and personal engagement.
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Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice
by John Sommers-Flanagan, Rita Sommers-Flanagan
Finally, some examples of the major psychotherapy theories all in one video! John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan present eleven of the best-known approaches to counseling and psychotherapy side-by-side, with real therapy sessions and extensive commentary covering theory, strategy, and effective techniques.
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Clinical Interviewing: Intake, Assessment & Therapeutic Alliance
by John Sommers-Flanagan, Rita Sommers-Flanagan
How do you do an assessment, collect historical data, develop a treatment plan and create a warm working alliance with clients all in the first session? Learn from experts John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan how to quickly create the foundation for a successful therapy and engage clients collaboratively in the treatment process.
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Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Depression
by Timothy Bruce, Arthur Jongsma, Jr.
Learn everything you need to know about creating detailed, practical evidence-based treatment plans for depressed clients in this one-of-a-kind video with Drs. Timothy Bruce and Arthur Jongsma, who present an overview and accompanying demonstrations of depression’s most empirically supported treatment methods.

Part of the 12-video series: Evidence-Based Treatment Planning
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Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Panic Disorder
by Timothy Bruce, Arthur Jongsma, Jr.
What exactly is evidence-based treatment planning, and how do you do it? Find out in this comprehensive video with Drs. Timothy Bruce and Arthur Jongsma, who present an overview, clinical vignettes, and commentary on empirically supported treatment for panic disorder.

Part of the 12-video series: Evidence-Based Treatment Planning
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Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Bipolar Disorder
by Timothy Bruce, Arthur Jongsma, Jr.
Ten to twenty percent of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder will commit suicide, and 75% of them will not be properly diagnosed within the first three years of treatment. With stakes this high, it’s essential to understand the complexities of Bipolar Disorder.  Learn how to build effective, evidence-based treatment plans in this indispensable video.

Part of the 12-video series: Evidence-Based Treatment Planning
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Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Social Anxiety Disorder
by Timothy Bruce, Arthur Jongsma, Jr.
Social anxiety disorder is the most common anxiety disorder and one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders today, so you’re very likely to encounter clients in need of skilled, thorough treatment planning for their isolating symptoms. Learn how to build an effective, evidence-based plan in this video.
Part of the 12-video series: Evidence-Based Treatment Planning
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Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
by Timothy Bruce, Arthur Jongsma, Jr.
Clients suffering from PTSD continue to feel the terror of traumatic events long after they’ve experienced them, and need skillful clinical support to manage the pervasive, everyday triggers they face. In this video, learn to diagnose and treat this unsettling disorder.

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Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
by Timothy Bruce, Arthur Jongsma, Jr.
Left unchecked, the distressing symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder can condemn its sufferers to a rigid and severely diminished quality of life and without proper training, it is almost impossible for therapists to help clients with OCD overcome their symptoms. Learn the fundamentals of successful treatment in this video.
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Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Substance Use Disorders
by Timothy Bruce, Arthur Jongsma, Jr.
Addiction is one of the most challenging issues therapists face, yet so few therapists are adequately trained to work with addicts and alcoholics. Learn to build thorough evidence-based treatment plans in this video with Drs. Timothy Bruce and Arthur Jongsma, who offer expert instruction on a prevalent disorder.
Part of the 12-video series: Evidence-Based Treatment Planning
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Managing Depression
by Brad Hagen
What are the most essential skills and techniques for working with severely depressed patients? Find out what to do—and what not to do—in this two-part demonstration of a mental health practitioner interviewing a suicidally depressed hospital patient.

Part of the 5-Video Series: Mental Health in Hospitals and Treatment Centers


Managing Aggression and Delusions
by Brad Hagen
When patients threaten to become verbally or physically aggressive, it takes a special set of skills to work safely and effectively. In this video, watch two health care providers demonstrate how these skills—or the lack thereof—impact their work.

Part of the 5-video series: Mental Health in Hospitals and Treatment Centers


Managing Mania
by Brad Hagen
When working with patients experiencing mania, clear boundaries and goal-oriented communication can help you maintain control. Learn from a pro—and empathize with a novice—in this two-part video demonstrating successful treatment of manic patients.

Part of the 5-Video Series: Mental Health in Hospitals and Treatment Centers


Mental Health in Hospitals and Treatment Centers: 5-Video Series
by Brad Hagen
What are the most essential skills and techniques for succeeding with patients in hospitals and treatment centers? Discover the difference between novice unskilled and expert work care for a range of severe conditions in this 5-part video series.
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Building a Successful Career in Counseling and Psychotherapy
by Sherry Smith, PhD & Susan Smith, LPC
Amid an ever-changing field, what are the most important things a beginning therapist should know? In this video, six seasoned clinicians discuss career paths, benefits and pitfalls of the work, successful business practices, and ways to prevent burnout.


A Crash Course in Psychotherapy: Moving through Anxiety and Self-Doubt
by Charlotte Dailey
A challenging client plunges a beginning therapist into a state of anxiety.
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Preventing Psychotherapy Dropouts with Client Feedback
by Tony Rousmaniere
One beginning therapist shares his success with the Session Rating Scale in improving his practice.


The Gossamer Thread: My Life as a Psychotherapist
by John Marzillier
Using three different case studies with clients, a British therapist describes his personal journey from his early career as a behavioral psychologist, to his later years, where he embraced a more intuitive and reflective psychodynamic approach.
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Couch Fiction
by Philippa Perry and Junko Graat
Couch Fiction allows you to peep through the key-hole of the therapy room door and read the mind of the protagonists.


Sleep and the Therapist: A Poem
by Esther W. Wright-Wilson
A therapist poetically chronicles an underreported occupational hazard.


The Anxiety Disorder Game
by Reid Wilson
Anxiety Disorder expert Reid Wilson, PhD, offers a unique twist on traditional cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders. 
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On Quitting The Practice of Psychotherapy
by Michael Sussman
Former psychotherapist Michael Sussman discusses the perils of psychotherapy practice and the wisdom of knowing when to quit.


Psychotherapy and the Care of Souls
by Thomas Moore
Famed Care of the Soul author, Thomas Moore, offers insights into what makes a good therapist. Hint: You can't learn it from a manual.


The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry
by Gary Greenberg
In this excerpt from his best-selling exposé, The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry, psychotherapist Gary Greenberg pulls back the curtain on the DSM's surprising evolution and deconstructs the very notion of "diagnosing" our clients.


What Remains: The Aftermath of Patient Suicide
by Margaret Clausen
Psychologist Margaret Clausen shares poignantly about the loss of her client to suicide,  the steps she took to heal her grief, and the isolation and shame that many clinicians needlessly suffer in the wake of client suicide.
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The Imprisoned Brain: Psychotherapy with Inmates in Jail
by Sudhanva Rajagopal
Sudhanva Rajagopal, a clinical psychology graduate student, ponders our animal nature as he relates the poignant complexity of working with inmates in jail.


Bad Therapy: When Firing Your Therapist is Therapeutic
by Charlotte Fox Weber
Therapist Charlotte Fox Weber describes an agonizing 5-year therapy as the client of a cold and withholding therapist, and the lessons she learned about what NOT to do with her own clients.
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Michael Lambert on Preventing Treatment Failures (and Why You're Not as Good as You Think)
Dr. Michael Lambert's groundbreaking work on tracking client outcomes has revealed a huge blindspot for psychotherapists: We don't notice when our patients are getting worse. But he's got the solution if you're willing to try something new.
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Scott Miller on Why Most Therapists Are Just Average (and How We Can Improve)
Scott Miller, expert researcher on what makes a good therapist, breaks down the difference between the masters and the rest of us.
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John Sommers-Flanagan on Clinical Interviewing and the Highly Unmotivated Client
Clinical Interviewing expert, John Sommers-Flanagan, offers strategies for the initial stage of therapy and tips for engaging the resistant client.
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Anita Barrows on Love, Poetry and Autism
Psychologist, poet, translator and autism specialist, Anita Barrows, PhD, shares about the pain that first led her to psychotherapy, the importance of bringing love into our work, her identity as a poet, and entering the world of autistic children.
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Lynn Ponton on the Challenges and Joys of Working with Teens
Teen expert Lynn Ponton, MD, shares wisdom from over three decades of working with children and adolescents, and describes how technology has changed the life of teenagers and those who work with them.
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Gary Greenberg on the DSM and Its Woes
Psychotherapist and muckraking author, Gary Greenberg, shares the critical insights—and skepticism—that formed the basis of his two best-selling books, Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease and The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry.
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Brian McNeill on the Art of Supervision
Psychologist and supervision expert Brian McNeill explains his developmental approach to supervision, the challenges that all therapists face while learning their craft, and what supervisors can and must do to support beginning therapists in navigating these challenges.
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