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Inside Out: Family-Friendly Film, or Psychotherapy for the Masses?

Frank G. Anderson, M.D. • 6/19/2015 • 2 Comments

A major emotion picture is set to be released on Friday, June 19. You think it's a family-friendly film... but is it?


Treating Clients with Personality Disorders: Enhance the Strengths, Not the Weaknesses

Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D. • 6/16/2015 • No Comments

When we overlook the client's strengths in our treatment plans, we treat only a portion of our client and unintentionally distance ourselves from treating the whole person.


Optimism Practice: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Jonah Paquette, Psy.D. • 6/15/2015 • No Comments

In this optimism-building exercise, we’ll be thinking about goals that you have for the future, and breaking them up into more manageable sub-goals. By focusing on these, we can shift from pessimism to optimism.


Therapy Tools for the Advanced Practitioner

William Doherty, Ph.D. • 6/11/2015 • No Comments

There’s a nasty little secret in the therapy field: Couples therapy may be the hardest form of therapy, and most therapists (even advanced practitioners) aren’t good at it.


Putting the Pieces Together: Janina Fisher's perspective on the history of trauma treatment

Janina Fisher, Ph.D. • 6/5/2015 • 3 Comments

Twenty-five years ago, who would have thought that the experience of joy had a place in trauma treatment? We began with the belief that excavating dark and unspeakable horrors would set trauma survivors free. But in this new age of trauma treatment, we aim to help our clients find the light-or at least to find their bodies, their resources, and their resilience.


Therapy Tools for the Novice Couples Counselor

William Doherty, Ph.D. • 6/3/2015 • No Comments

From a consumer’s point of view, going in for couples therapy is like having your broken leg set by a doctor who skipped orthopedics in medical school.


We Agree - Yoga for Your Patients is Just Plain Dumb

PESIinc • 5/29/2015 • 14 Comments

You've suggested. You've coaxed. You've helped your patients to understand the benefits. We know your patients may be full of resistance, and you know what? We feel your frustration.


There are thousands of victims. Will you help them heal?

Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D. • 5/25/2015 • No Comments

A message from Bessel van der Kolk.


Are you ready to start a group practice?

Joe Bavonese, Ph.D. • 5/22/2015 • No Comments

You’re a successful therapist, and it’s taken years to build up your practice to this point. But what now? There’s only one of you and only so many hours in a day to see clients. If you have the enviable problem of too many clients, adopting a group-practice model could be a good career move.


It's Just a Little Crush: When client relationships lean romantic.

Mary Jo Barrett, MSW • 5/19/2015 • No Comments

When a client ruffles your feathers in all the right ways, how you respond determines your ethical standing. Here's one therapist's confession...


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