Learning the Principles of Successful Practice
New therapists are often overwhelmed by the sheer number of approaches to work from and the litany of do’s and don’ts they’ve been taught. It’s confusing: how can you feel confident as a clinician when you’re filled with uncertainty? If you feel pressured to say the right thing, in the right way, at the right time, it’s time to learn a simple process of self-supervision. In this workshop, you’ll learn basic principles to help you transcend modalities and stay present, assess difficult therapy situations with common sense, and expand your clinical tool box without adding stress. You’ll explore:
- How to organize the essential information about a case and formulate an initial framing of goals for the client
- Ways to use your self in therapy and boost your confidence about what you have to offer as a therapist
- The importance of tracking client progress, methods for measuring it, and what to do when things bog down
Lynn Grodzki, LCSW, MCC, is a psychotherapist in private practice, a master certified coach, and the author of Therapy with a Coaching Edge: Partnership, Action and Possibility in Every Session and Building Your Ideal Private Practice.