Graduate Students in the Mental Health Professions

Tips for Graduate Students in the mental health professions

(Psychology, Counseling, Social Work & Psychiatry Residents)

Developing your clinical skills

I developed these blog posts for my Johns Hopkins graduate students in my courses in psychodynamic psychotherapy and building a successful private psychotherapy practice.  

However, she soon began to hear from graduate students and physicians in an array of mental health disciplines (psychology, social work, counseling and psychiatry). Here are her answers to some of the questions that they asked.

How can I prepare myself for private practice by Dr. Lynn Friedman, Psychologist, Psychoanalyst

A tripartite model of private practice development

Developing self-awareness

Self-awareness leads to better clinical work

What is psychodynamic psychotherapy?

What is psychoanalysis? And, what are the benefits of it?

Establishing the therapeutic frame

Developing the therapeutic frame

Lateness and “no shows” in the clinical hour

What is counter-transference?: Two meanings

The clinician’s countertransference to the patient who comes late or does not show

When the therapist comes late

Understanding the patient who comes late

Dealing with Silence in a Clinical Setting

More tips for graduate students in the mental health professions

Read more about these concerns and building a private practice in the private practice section of this blog

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