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William Miller on Motivational Interviewing
If you've ever tried to help someone change, you've probably realized that taking the expert role and telling the person what to do often doesn't work, and usually leaves you feeling frustrated. Bill Miller, the founder of Motivational Interviewing, developed…
Mixed Anxiety and Depression - A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach with Donald Meichenbaum
Clients seeking psychotherapy frequently suffer from both anxiety and depression, making treatment particularly challenging. In this film, internationally renowned therapist Donald Meichenbaum demonstrates a brief, effective approach for treating these comorbid disorders. Viewers follow a dramatic recreation of key moments…
Carl Rogers on Person-Centered Therapy
Don't miss this rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the man named the single most influential psychotherapist of the past quarter-century. In this historic interview with Carl Rogers, filmed just two years before he passed away, the…
The Gift of Therapy - A Conversation with Irvin Yalom, MD
The Gift of Therapy: A Conversation with Irvin Yalom, MD, the video, coincides with the publication of his book, The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients. In this hour-long interview by…
The Legacy of Unresolved Loss - A Family Systems Approach with Monica McGoldrick
Family therapy is well known for understanding the symptoms of the identified patient within the context of the larger family system. Monica McGoldrick has been a pioneering voice in extending the power of family therapy even further, helping us see…
Mindfulness for Life - An Interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn
In an era of smartphones, Facebook, and endless distractions, practicing mindfulness is a radical act. Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as purposefully and non-judgmentally paying attention to the present moment, as if your life depended on it. Preoccupied with planning for the…
Rollo May on Existential Psychotherapy
"Existential therapy is something radically different. The aims are to open the person up--to help this person become more sensitive to life, to beauty. Now that sounds a bit sentimental, I know, but it's a very serious thing we need."--…
The Therapeutic Relationship, Individualized Treatment and Other Keys to Successful Psychotherapy
Challenging the predominant view that manualized treatment methods are the gold standard for effective psychotherapy, Norcross shares empirical research that leads him to argue for a "middle path" that says it is both the treatment method and the therapeutic relationship…
Confronting Death and Other Existential Issues in Psychotherapy - With Irvin Yalom
Weaving together fascinating tales from his own clinical practice with wisdom from the great philosophers, Yalom illuminates the existential perspective and how it can be skillfully utilized to enliven the psychotherapeutic encounter. Starting with the premise that "therapy is a…
Aaron Beck on Cognitive Therapy
We'd be hard-pressed to find a therapist today who hasn't in some way been shaped by Dr. Aaron Beck. The founder of Cognitive Therapy, and "one of the five most influential psychotherapists of all time" according to The American Psychologist,…
Depression: A Cognitive Therapy Approach
Cognitive Therapy comes to life in this reenactment of a 20-session course of therapy. Arthur Freeman illustrates the foundations and key techniques of cognitive therapy in a way that's enriching and easy to follow. Edward Crane blames his depression on…
Building a Successful Career in Counseling and Psychotherapy
There are many misconceptions about counseling and psychotherapy in popular culture--and that's not even considering the business side of the work. Because our field is so vast and only vaguely understood, those entering it need to know the real deal.…
The Abused Woman - A Survivor Therapy Approach
Dr. Lenore Walker has worked with physically, psychologically, and sexually abused women for more than 30 years and has developed an approach to their treatment called Survivor Therapy. In this dramatic recreation of key moments in the two-year course of…
James Hillman on Archetypal Psychotherapy
Episode 1 of The Archetypal Psychology and Psychotherapy Series
If you're a student or professional in the field of psychology and you've ever wondered, "Hey, where's the excitement and imagination in psychology?" you've got a friend in James Hillman. In this fascinating interview, Dr. Hillman offers an inspiring critique…
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Personality Disorders - An Interview with Otto Kernberg, MD
Working with severe personality disorders is perhaps the most challenging task clinicians face. And while the psychoanalytic literature offers profound insights on this topic, it also can be quite daunting to many therapists. In this interview, Kernberg first lays out…
Children of the Camps
Shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. It led to the mass evacuation and incarceration of over 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry... more than half were children. The impact of the…
Invisible Child Abuse - With Robert Firestone
Emotional child abuse is frequently overlooked in our focus on physical and sexual abuse, often invisible to those both outside and inside the family. However, the damage that emotional child abuse can inflict has severe impact later in life on…
Psychotherapy with the Unmotivated Patient - With Erving Polster
Polster summarizes his approach: "Obvious therapeutic techniques will alienate him. Instead I'll try to stay in close contact with him, more like a savvy uncle than a therapist, meeting and matching him with sarcasm, humor, confrontation, and common sense. Everything…
The Healing Power of Mindful Parenting - With Jon & Myla Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness is paying attention purposefully and without judgment to the present moment; mindful parenting is about bringing that quality of awareness to relationships with children of all ages. Guiding a live studio audience in an exploration of the fundamentals of…
The Essence of Change
Virginia Satir is considered one of the early innovators of family therapy, but her pioneering techniques and heart-centered approach continue to influence new generations of practitioners. Watch Satir conduct an enlightening, interactive lecture on "the essence of change" with a…