Psychotherapists: Washington DC

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.

A tripartite model of private practice development

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.

Psychotherapy leads to self-awareness, which leads to better clinical work

The importance and the benefits of seeking out ones own psychotherapy or psychoanalysis are examined.

What is Psychoanalysis 

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.

Developing a therapeutic frame for psychotherapy

Lateness and “no shows” in the psychotherapy hour

What is countertransference? Two meanings

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

When the psychotherapist comes late

Understanding the psychotherapy patient who comes late

Dealing with silence in the psychotherapy setting, with a note about supervisory conflict

Setting fees in psychotherapy

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

Read more about psychoanalysis – search for psychoanalytic articles here

Creating Workshops about psychology and psychotherapy issues

Psychotherapy websites

Psychotherapists – professional development: Generating psychotherapy referrals

How do you go about obtaining psychotherapy referrals. Here are some strategies.

Generating psychotherapy patient referrals

Making psychotherapy referrals

Making psychotherapy referrals when you haven’t opened your practice

Building a private psychotherapy practice while working at a job

Helping psychotherapy patients & clients find low fee referrals

Mechanics of practice

Finding an office space for psychotherapy

Psychotherapists – professional development

Graduate students in training to do psychotherapy

Washington DC Psychotherapists - Professional Development

Psychotherapists – Professional Development

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