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Monthly Archive for October, 2010

Hey, get a Skype session going and provide therapy anywhere in the state! Sounds easy enough. But there are a lot of ways things can go wrong. For example, how do you know that the “container” at the client end is in fact private? Or, if a client across the state rapidly declines and then [...]

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Great, quick clip on “How to be a man,” which delves into traditional masculine stereoptypes in our culture:

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Found an entire blog devoted to reporting the sexual misconduct of therapists.  I’m left with that dirty feeling I got as a kid, after spending an afternoon reading my sisters True Crime magazines.  It’s one area in which growing public awareness of this danger no doubt helps police our profession… and probably also discourages people [...]

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I’m glad to see this blog post on this important issue.  Men in particular are underserved by our profession, and it’s our responsibility to find ways to re-package or re-tool what we do so that they can benefit more. Counseling is for wimps  On any given day, most therapists’ waiting rooms will reflect the same [...]

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Here’s a nice summary of some of the bad habits to avoid if you are struggling with outreach. 3 Things To Avoid Hiding Out: I’m not suggesting that there is not a lot of tasks that need to be done at your desk or on the phone. What most people that don’t have enough clients [...]

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I first trained in the 70′s, and I must say it was the Wild West.  Here’s a great example from a blog called “Neatorama,” of a psychologist who “pioneered” therapy without your clothes on. Never really caught on. In the 1960s (of course), psychologist Paul Bindrim, building upon the work of Abraham Maslow, invented a [...]

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I treated a man for 10 years.  Ten.  Years.  He had an attachment disorder, horrifically deprived as a child, and dissociated into a “spiritual bypass” state of Buddha-like sweet, calm, not-entirely-there loveability.  He was a genius, and it often worked in getting him what he wanted.  But as we worked he was increasingly able to [...]

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In California, we’re supposed to have the bluntly named pamphlet displayed in our waiting room.  Except I share a suite with psychoanalysts, and there is no way they want to introduce that into the “field,” every time a patient sits down in the waiting room.  I left a note with a copy of the pamphlet [...]

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This looks like a promising, more up-to-date guide book for the therapist in private practice.  She gets into office operations, agreements, psychotherapy finances and more. Here’s her blurb. Book Overview Are you planning to be or already in private practice? I decided to write this book to share some strategies that have worked for me [...]

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The Psychotherapy No-Show

Empty waiting room.  Wait 10 minutes.  Call the client.  Get voicemail, or, “Oh, geez, I forgot, I’m all the way across town, guess I’ll just see you next week.” You have to charge for missed sessions.  You just have to.  Heck, my OWN analyst charges me for a session every week, and it’s up to [...]

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