Working in the Here and Now: Deepening Therapeutic Encounters Part 1
by Victor Yalom

Webinar Series: Deepening Your Therapy Skills

What can psychotherapists do to help clients fully experience their emotions and, in the process, improve their relationships? Learn to use powerful here-and-now therapy techniques so clients can fully access their inner emotional worlds while deepening their connections with others in their life. 
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Clients who come to us feeling lonely, isolated, and depressed, often struggle because they are walled off from both their own feelings and from others in their lives. The key to helping these clients is to pay close attention to their relationship with you, the clinician, in real time — the “here-and-now.” Using and then discussing video clips from his first session with Heather, a sad, lonely, and self-critical client who craves caring and attention, Yalom teaches you how to deepen your own clients’ emotional experiences, expand their self-awareness, and build a springboard for healthy relationships outside of the therapy room.

With over 30 years of experience doing therapy, learning from the masters — especially his father, Irvin Yalom — and creating clinical training videos, Yalom knows that if you pay close attention to what's happening moment to moment with the client, much can be revealed and harvested productively for therapeutic progress. By watching him masterfully weave together self-disclosure, transparency, dynamic process comments, self-awareness, and emotional feedback with Heather, you will deepen your own clinical efficacy and be better equipped to free clients who are locked within themselves. While you may initially find working in the here-and-now daunting, Yalom will carefully and clearly guide you through this process; helping you take this crucial step with your own clients while contributing to powerful therapeutic results. Webinar Series Deepening Your Therapy Skills

Develop tools for building and strengthening the single most important factor in improving client outcomes - the therapeutic relationship. This webinar series focuses on interventions and clinical skills you can use to improve client outcomes regardless of approach or therapeutic issues. Through case consultations, clinical sessions. and demonstrations you'll learn...

  • Interventions for moving stuck clients forward
  • Techniques for maintaining rapport while challenging clients to dig deeper
  • In-session exercises for building connections and heightening awareness
  • Tips for honing your therapeutic presence

Available only to our members and subscribers. Find out how to access this video for individual use, for more than one person using multiple-user access, or for use in academic institutions.


Length of video: 01:28:56

English subtitles available

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-606-4

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-606-6

Victor Yalom, PhD is the founder and resident cartoonist of He maintained a busy private practice in San Francisco for over 25 years, but now sees only a few clients, devoting the bulk of his time to creating new training videos for He has produced over 100 videos, conducted workshops in existential-humanistic and group therapy in the US, Mexico, and China, and currently leads consultation groups for therapists.  More info on Victor and his artwork and sculpture at

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