The Jan/Feb 2017 issue of Family Therapy Magazine (FTM) included an article on ways that therapists can earn more money. In this post, I include information from the FTM article (by Ben Caldwell, PsyD), along with some additional tips that come straight from me. These six tips are both for business-owners and non-business owners.Read More
You (the readers) have been asking for mindfulness-based interventions to use in your work with groups, networks, or individuals. Today, I am providing a summary of four popular mindfulness-infused approaches, backed by research, that can assist you in enhancing your change-based interventions with clients. These four approaches are: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.Read More
In their now classic family therapy text, The Family Crucible (1978), Napier and Whitaker outline two main “battles” between therapists and clients: The battle for structure and the battle for initiative.
At the time of their writing, concepts of resistance and unconscious processes were accepted within the family therapy field; this may have been due, partly, to the fact that many family therapy pioneers were trained as psychiatrists. While family therapy has moved beyond these views of the therapist-client relationship, there are still ways in which family therapists can use Napier and Whitaker's "battles" to inform and enhance their work.Read More
Katie Lee is a daily life designer. I first heard her share her message on this episode of Being Boss, and I was intrigued. The way that Katie talks about the moments of our days is both challenging and inspiring; her ideas easily drew me in.
I invited Katie to talk with me about her work, as well as systems that busy therapists can use to live and work more intentionally. Here's our chat, followed by the transcript:Read More