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Are social media groups killing your confidence as a therapist?

Social media can be amazing for connecting therapists. Despite connection and relationship being the major focus of our work with clients, the reality is many therapists feel isolated. Social media groups allow us to connect around issues of commonality. We band together based around the type of work we do and therapeutic orientation. But there …

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How the systems you work in can make or break you as a therapist

One of the most challenging things about being a therapist is coming to terms with the systems within which we work. We are often taught about ideal ways of practice, to deliver therapy, and work with clients in our university trainings. Only to find that the workplaces and funding models we work within present significant …

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Supervision: the good, the bad and the ugly.

What is good supervision? This was a question asked following my last post on the reasons therapists avoid supervision. And it’s a good question. Because not all supervision provided is good supervision. Some supervision is an excellent growth experience but some can be harmful, permanently scarring even. Good clinical supervision is important for all therapists …

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Why it’s important to admit what you don’t know.

Lately I’ve had some interesting conversations about not knowing what to do and vulnerability. It seems some senior psychologists don’t like people to know what they don’t know. They hide from their employees where they get their business ideas from, believing that as leaders they can’t demonstrate any kind of not knowing. That admitting they …

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Experience alone won’t make you an authentic therapist. Here’s why.

I received the following question via my group entry question to my group Authentic Confidence for Therapists. Hi Nadene, how does experience impact authenticity as a therapist – does it evolve over time? I’d be interested to know. I love this question so much because it allows me to talk about why I started my …

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Ain’t nobody perfect including therapists

One of the most helpful things I encountered in one of those therapist tales type books I read (it may have been the mummy at the dining room table) was this. The therapist shared their disappointment that the non-judgemental acceptance and empathy they could feel for their clients was much harder to apply in their …

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