303 – Therapy in the Media

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Therapy in the Media

How Therapists are Blazing a New Trail

Some of today’s most popular TV shows, books, TED Talks, and podcasts not only feature therapists, but also real-life therapy clients willing to share their stories. Therapists are also finding large audiences on social media. This has no doubt been part of the rising popularity of therapy, but it’s also led us to ask important questions about the role of us as therapists in larger societal conversations.

At this important juncture in the history of psychotherapy, a few therapists are leading the way into Hollywood and the media world and have learned important lessons along the way. In this workshop, you’ll engage in a lively discussion on what’s happening in the media around therapy and how more therapists can take advantage of this newfound platform for their work. You’ll explore:

  • How media is changing therapy and how therapists can change the media
  • How to take therapy out of therapy room and make it accessible to the general public
  • How to normalize the therapeutic process by using media to make emotional health part of the national conversation

Lori Gottlieb, LCSW, is the co-host of the hit “Dear Therapists” Podcast, author of the NYT Bestselling Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, which has sold over a million copies, and the Atlantic’s “Dear Therapist” column.

Guy Winch, LCSW, is the co-host of the “Dear Therapists” podcast and author of How to Heal a Broken Heart. His viral TED Talks have over 25 million combined views.

Frank Anderson, MD, is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist in Harvard, MA, specializing in the treatment of trauma and dissociation. A lead trainer at the IFS Institute, he’s affiliated with Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center and advises the International Association of Trauma Professionals. His most recent book is Transcending Trauma: Healing Complex PTSD with Internal Family Systems.

Matthias Barker, MA, a clinical mental health counselor is the author of the e-books On Grief and On Avoiding Burnout. His public trainings focus on trauma, anxiety, boundaries with parents, and couples conflict.

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