The Modern Therapist's Survival Guide with Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy
By Curt Widhalm, LMFT and Katie Vernoy, LMFT | Mental Health | Private Practice | Personal Branding | Law and Ethics | Social Media | Business | Marketing | with Interviews of Modern Therapists including Ernesto Segismundo, Jamie Stacks, and many more
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The Modern Therapist’s Survival Guide: Where Therapists Live, Breathe, and Practice as Human Beings It’s time to reimagine therapy and what it means to be a therapist. We are human beings who can now present ourselves as whole people, with authenticity, purpose, and connection. Especially now, when clinicians must develop a personal brand to market their private practices, and are connecting over social media, engaging in social activism, pushing back against mental health stigma, and facing a whole new style of entrepreneurship. To support you as a whole person, a business owner, and a therapist, your hosts, Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy talk about how to approach the role of therapist in the modern age.
||ExplicitLet’s Talk About Sex||An interview with Liz Dube, MA, MS, Certified Sex Therapist on common mistakes therapists related to assessment and treatment of client sexual functioning||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting the Supervision You Want||Curt and Katie talk about how to get the best supervisor you can and make the most out of supervision||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBe a Better Therapist||Curt and Katie talk about Deliberate Practice: Part 2||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTherapist Safety||Curt’s and Katie’s call to action after the Yountville Veteran’s Home Shooting||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreating Relevant Ads||An interview with Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT, about Google Adwords for therapists||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinding Your Blind Spots||Curt and Katie talk about Deliberate Practice, Part 1||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake Your Paperwork Meaningful||An interview with Dr. Maelisa Hall about what you absolutely have to do and what you probably don’t need to worry about||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBad Marketing Decisions||Curt and Katie talk about mistakes and missed opportunities for therapists creating a personal brand||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInvesting in Yourself as an Entrepreneur||An interview with Howard Spector CEO of SimplePractice about trusting your gut decisions, streamlining your business, and moving past fear||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinding Your Perfect Private Practice Office||Curt and Katie talk about location, amenities, subleases, and other considerations||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fight to Save Psychotherapy||An interview with Benjamin E. Caldwell, Psy.D. about critical issues in the profession, why people hate us, and how to advocate for change||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre You Sure You are a Specialist?||Curt and Katie clarify labels related to competence, specialization, and expertise||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCompassion Fatigue||An interview with Jennifer Blough, LPC about the “normal cost of caring” for helping professionals and how to cope||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGiving and Getting Good Supervision||Curt and Katie talk about all things supervision||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat Therapists Get Wrong||An Interview with Paul Gilmartin of The Mental Illness Happy Hour Podcast||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Dividing Line Between Coaching and Therapy||Curt and Katie debate differences, regulation, and appropriate business practices||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSmall Town Sex Therapist||Talking with Jeanette Tolson, LCSW, CASAC, about Niche, Dual Relationships, and Filling a Private Pay Practice||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAsking for Money||Curt and Katie talk about setting fees, taking payments, credit card charges, and Bitcoin||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrafting Your Authentic Message||An Interview with Mercedes Samudio, LCSW, Parent Coach of Shame Proof Parenting||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanManaging Client Cancellations||Curt and Katie talk about No-Show and Late Cancellation Policies and Collecting Fees||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe New Tax Bill and Planning for Taxes in 2018||An Interview with Michael Jurenka, CPA||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanManaging Your Online Reputation||Curt and Katie talk about navigating through negative Yelp Reviews, Google Searches, and Therapist Facebook Groups||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting Personal to Advocate for Compassion, Understanding, and Social Justice||An Interview with James Guay, LMFT||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt’s Time to Think About Your Goals||Curt and Katie talk about SMART goals, habits, and life-style changes||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Danger of Poor Self-Care for Therapists||Unique challenges and strategies for therapists to avoid the legal, ethical, and other consequences of burning out||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBridging Cultural and Communication Differences in a Bilingual Psychotherapy Practice||An Interview with Dr. Carmen Roman of Emotions in Harmony||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Brief Chat with Dr. Philip Zimbardo||Becoming a Modern-Day Hero, Positive Psychology, and Addressing Burnout||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Brief Chat with Dr. Michael Yapko||The Importance of Psychotherapy and the Problem of Bioreductionism||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReflections on The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference||Modern Therapist Problems and the Question of Diversity||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHaving Fun at The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference||Talking about Modern Therapist Problems in the Exhibitor Hall||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting Ready for The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference||Survival Guide Tips, Tools, and Name Dropping||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Much is TOO Much?||Authenticity informed by appropriate boundaries, humanity, and clinical efficacy||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVulnerability, Mistakes, and The Impostor Syndrome||How to navigate through being a human being AND a therapist (at the same time)||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreating an Effective Schedule||Talking about time management, self-care, managing crises, and competence||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBecoming a Group Practice Owner||An interview with Maureen Werrbach of The Group Practice Exchange on practical considerations, common mistakes, and suggested solutions for therapists ready to grow their business||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNavigating the Holidays as a Therapist||A Conversation About Decorating, Gifts, Food, and Scheduling (related to your therapy practice)||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTherapist Know Thyself||A discussion about Self-Awareness and Self-Assessment, to Improve your Clinical Skills and your Career||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn-Person Networking||How to Network as a Private Practitioner and Why It's Important||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSelf-Care, Self-Compassion, and Self-Awareness for Therapists||An Interview with Jamie Stacks, LPC||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSocial Media and Video Marketing for Therapists||A Conversation with Ernesto Segismundo Jr. M.S. LMFT of Fylmit.com||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is a Modern Therapist?||A discussion of modern psychotherapy and the challenges modern therapists face||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Modern Therapist's Survival Guide Introduction||Who We Are and Why We're Starting This Podcast||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Brilliant Podcast about the Modern Therapist!
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the first 3 episodes launched this week.
Katie and Curt do such an excellent job of — BEING authentic — as they talk about the value that this brings to the therapeutic relationship.
Their banter, sense of humor and insights make this an important resource for those interested in this topic.
Katie has been a colleague for years, and it's so great to hear her wisdom and perspective. I'm looking forward to learning a lot with this resource.
Engaging and informative
Two engaging hosts that keep the energy moving with both laughter and great questions about the modern marketing of psychotherapy! Highly recommend!
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