At times even the most talented therapists may question their clinical effectiveness. For many, the response is to sign up for more training, but greater knowledge doesn’t always lead to greater confidence. Instead, research suggests that confidence is a separate skill set to be practiced on its own, allowing clinicians to feel self-assured and clients to feel a sense of trust in the therapy process. Learn the necessary steps that allow you to be at your best, no matter what modality you work in. You’ll explore:
- How biology, personality, upbringing, and the imposter syndrome can lead to a confidence gap
- Six steps that directly enhance confidence and how to apply them to your clinical work
- Spotting the results that are evident in sessions but often overlooked by therapists and not articulated to clients
- Ways to use more of your “self” in therapy, boosting your therapeutic confidence about who you are and what you have to offer
Lynn Grodzki, LCSW, MCC, is a psychotherapist, 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.