Excerpt:When a therapist gives power away, what does this mean? Does the client get to decide how long sessions last? Where they are held? What diagnostic code goes to the insurance company? What theoretical orientation the clinician utilizes? What the therapist’s fee is? Some of these items might be up for discussion with clients, but my guess is that many others are typically nonnegotiable. If so, then isn’t at least some therapist power inevitably retained?
New blog post, “What Kind of Expert Is a Psychotherapist?”
Presented at 2017 APA Convention on “Teaching Abnormal Psychology Abnormally.” This presentation is an offshoot of a textbook I’m writing called “Abnormal Psychology: Contrasting Perspectives.” Check it out: https://www.researchgate.net/project/Abnormal-Psychology-Contrasting-Perspectives
New blog post on my presentation at the 22nd International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology. Video also available on YouTube:
My latest blog post asks, “Is Donald Trump out of his mind?” The answer? From a context-centered therapy perspective, not a bit. Sadly, he’s all too much in it.
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My coauthored article with Mike Gayle on counselor attitudes toward the DSM-5 is now available as an advance online publication. Check it out.
The results of a survey exploring counselor attitudes toward the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) are presented. The survey revealed that counselors have mixed attitudes toward the DSM. They view DSM positively and see it as both beneficial to their profession and important in determining treatment. They also believe that DSM-5 revisions reflect the best science available. Counselors worry that the DSM prioritizes diagnosis over treatment, have concerns about proposed DSM-5 revisions, and support developing alternatives to the DSM.