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How to Master the Art of Developing Your Therapeutic Voice

by Michael Alcee
Effective psychotherapy requires that the clinician find their true voice, much like the artists’ journey.

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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Deploying Therapeutic Airbags to Enhance Clinical Outcome

by David Prucha
Therapy carries inherent risk, and eventually we’ll get into accidents, but what if we abandon the “do no harm creed” and build strategies into therapy for damage-reduction?

Surrounded by the Village Idiots

by Catherine Gildiner
In an excerpt from Good Morning Monster, psychotherapist Catherine Gildiner recalls the painful lesson learned from her first day as a therapist.

Preventing Psychotherapy Dropouts with Client Feedback

by Tony Rousmaniere
One beginning therapist shares his success with the Session Rating Scale in improving his practice.

Jude Austin on Wisdom for Counseling Students and Educators

by Lawrence Rubin
Counselor educator/clinician Jude Austin offers wisdom and survival tips for both student and teacher from the trenches of graduate school.
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What Do I Say Now? Coping with Uncertainty in Unstructured Psychotherapy

by Michael R. Jackson
A seasoned clinician and psychology instructor explores his professional relationship with clinical uncertainty…and wonders.

Scott Miller on Why Most Therapists Are Just Average (and How We Can Improve)

by Tony Rousmaniere
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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Daryl Chow on Reigniting Clinical Supervision

by Lawrence Rubin
Clinician, researcher and author Daryl Chow teaches us how to reignite the fire of supervision in order to improve client outcomes.
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Therapy with a Condom On

by Lori Gottlieb
A therapist confronts a clinical imbroglio when she discovers her own therapist is treating her client’s spouse.

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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Healing the Authoritarian Wound Through Writing: 8 Writing Exercises to Share with Clients

by Eric Maisel
Experiencing authoritarian wounding leaves lasting scars, but Eric Maisel offers useful therapeutic insight and tips to help clients mitigate its impact.

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)

by Tony Rousmaniere
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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John Sommers-Flanagan on Clinical Interviewing and the Highly Unmotivated Client

by Victor Yalom
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

by Deb Kory
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

by Rachel Zoffness
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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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.

Gary Greenberg on the DSM and Its Woes

by Deb Kory
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

by Greg Arnold
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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In Praise of the Life of a Psychotherapist

by Catherine Ambrose
Looking beyond day-to-day rigors and challenges from behind the couch, seasoned clinician Catherine Ambrose reflects on the gratitude and growth she continues to experience helping others.

Sidestepping the Dependency Dance in Psychotherapy

by David Prucha
Four steps mental health professionals can use to directly address client dependency in this digital age and set the stage for positive therapeutic outcomes.

The Wisdom of Therapist Uncertainty

by Maggie M. Jackson
Internationally renowned author, Maggie Jackson, tells us that developing “uncertainty tolerance” in both clinician and client is key for building better outcomes.

Psychotherapy Status Report: Past Achievements/Current Failures/Future Disruptions

by Allen Frances, MD
Taking the long view, behavioral sciences expert, Allen Frances offers a pointed review of psychotherapy’s failures and achievements, with suggestions for a hopeful future. 

Avoiding Burnout Traps: Managing the Conflict between Empathy and Exhaustion

by David Prucha
A seasoned clinician explores how caring too much can lead to exhaustion, and offers suggestions for avoiding common burnout traps.

Psychodynamic Therapies: How Did We Get Here & Where Are We Going?

by Allen Frances, MD
Psychiatrist Allen Frances reviews the past and present contributions of psychodynamic therapies, and offers hope for therapists pursuing this rewarding career path.