Developments in the world of counseling and psychotherapy. Episodes short enough that you can listen between sessions.
09 - Measurement with Casey Meinster
Casey Meinster, of Hathaway-Sycamores in Pasadena, joins us to talk about measuring outcomes in psychotherapy. Her agency's funding depends on their staff gathering data on every single client, and that is rapidly becoming the norm for larger mental health care providers.
08 - Measurement, or, When Everyone Is Above Average, No One Is
In two separate studies almost a decade apart, hundreds of mental health clinicians evaluated their own work compared to that of their colleagues. In both studies, *not a single participant* evaluated themselves as being below average. In this episode, we'll talk about why we as therapists and counselors think we're so good, and how measuring outcomes can give you a far more accurate and useful -- if occasionally humbling -- picture.
07 - Therapy and gender, with Angela Caldwell
We talk with Angela Caldwell (yes, relation) about what men want from their usually-women therapists, and how that knowledge transformed her work with men.
06 - Psychotherapy's gender gap
The overwhelming majority of therapists are women, and the gender balance in the field is only growing more one-sided. We'll talk about gender in the therapy world, and the impact of having so few men around.
05 - Public Service Loan Forgiveness
When it comes to the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, rumors of its death have been greatly exaggerated.
04 - Student loan debt - Two stories
Two students at a private graduate program. Together they have amassed more than half a million dollars in student loan debt. These are their stories, in their own words.
Love this podcast!
Dr. Caldwell's blog was a huge inspiration to me when deciding to become a marriage and family therapist, as were his (and Angela Caldwell's) guest appearances on other podcasts (including Talking Therapy). I *love* Angela Caldwell's point in Episode 7 about helping men "sharpening their spears." Such a fascinating perspective that has been tumbling around in my brain since I heard it. Worth subscribing!