Psychotherapists: Washington DC is a blog which Dr. Lynn Friedman developed for her Johns Hopkins graduate students.
These posts describe the many ways that psychotherapists can more comprehensively develop their skills.
Psychotherapists: Washington DC – 2016
Professional Development: A tripartite model of private psychotherapy practice development
Below my model of practice development is described. Then, I explore the notion that psychotherapy (or psychoanalysis) leads to better clinical work.
In this article, I elaborate on my tripartite model of psychotherapy practice development. This model includes, (1) using supervision and personal psychotherapy or psychoanalysis to deepen our understanding of our patients or clients; (2) developing a life-long, professional development program (for yourself) that includes: (a) a theoretical orientation (e.g. psychodynamic/psychoanalytic, CBT, family systems, Rogerian, etc. and (b) a niche. (3) identifying a way to educate yourself, your colleagues, the public and policymakers about your niche.
The importance and the benefits of seeking out ones own psychotherapy or psychoanalysis are examined.
Here, psychoanalysis is described. Here’s more on psychoanalysis.
Psychotherapists: Washington DC – Establishing a frame for psychotherapy
The concept of the psychotherapeutic frame is discussed. The frame refers to such things as: establishing expectations in psychotherapy, with respect to how sessions will be structured, the role of the patient/client and the therapist, fees, how absences and “no shows” will be handled and related fare.
The psychotherapist’s countertransference to the patient who comes late or does not show
Psychotherapists – professional development: developing expertise
Here, there is a discussion of ways to develop clinical expertise.
Establishing a Study Group for psychotherapists
Finding your psychotherapy niche
Establishing your niche as a psychotherapist
Identifying your preferred theoretical orientation for psychotherapy
Psychotherapists – professional development: Generating psychotherapy referrals
How do you go about obtaining psychotherapy referrals. Here are some strategies.