A non-denominational guide to psychotherapy for new and experienced therapists based on the book, Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide by Jeffery Smith MD, Joined here by Amelie Southwood LMHC. Be sure to see more about this new approach to training at http://www.howtherapyworks.com.
#26 Our Final Podcast: What the Affect Avoidance Model Means to You
Following Chapter 22 in the book, we discuss the significance and future of the approach presented here, based on facilitating the universal processes that allow change in psychotherapy.
#25 Working with Trauma, PTSD, and Dissociation
Continuing our catalog of problems and how to approach them in therapy, we look at trauma, the damage it can do, and how to work with these issues. This episode parallels Chapter 21 in Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide.
#24 Digging into Anxiety
In this episode, we look at the many and critically important problems related to anxiety and how psychotherapy can help. This episode runs parallel to Chapter 20 in Psychotherapy a Practical Guide.
#23 Depression, Part 2.
In this episode, we continue our discussion of depression, starting with conditions that may look like depression but aren't. We go on to discuss treatment principles in a continuation of Chapter 19 in Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide.
#22 Depression, Part 1
In this episode we begin to look at those problems that are not chosen voluntarily but are unwelcome visitors. They include depression, anxiety and dissociation, and this is part one of our discussion of depression. We hope you enjoy it, and, at last, we are asking for comments. Please!
#21 Pride, Guilt, Shame: The Why, How, and What to Do
This time we tackle the special emotions that are products of the conscience and the internalized values, attitudes, ideals, and prohibitions that underlie our judgments. This important chapter (17) tells how these emotions are different and what therapists can do to help.
I am an MSW student and have such a desire to learn beyond what my program is teaching in year one. I want to purchase his book and read alongside this podcast over my next school break. This approach is strengths based and unifying and I look forward to using it as a generalist in clinical practice.
I’m a counseling student and I love Jeffery. A lot of wisdom here.