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The Relationship School Podcast Interview with Pete Pearson

Thanks for listening to my interview on The Relationship School podcast, where Jayson and I discussed so many issues to help partners have better relationships. A major theme was creating a stronger team as a couple. Because it takes two strong individuals to create a strong team, Jayson volunteered to let me walk him through an exercise. He identified something his wife did that triggered him in ways he did not want to experience. After a handful of minutes, he felt relaxed and energized instead of tense and constricted. We then talked about how he and his wife could use this tool to work together and be a stronger team.… Read more...

The Therapist Couch Podcast Interview with Ellyn Bader

The Couples InstituteThanks for listening to my interview on the Therapist Couch Podcast. I hope you found the interview helpful. Please feel free to share the podcast and resources below. If you'd like more relationship or couples therapy training information, feel free to signup here. Click here to download Six Types of Confrontation in Couples Therapy I mentioned in the podcast. You might also be interested in the following resources: Rethinking First Sessions In this 60-minute downloadable audio Dr. Peter Pearson shared his experimentation and success with Rethinking First Sessions. It’s important to ask the right questions at the very start, or the first session is reduced to finger-pointing and blame.… Read more...

The Relationship School Podcast Interview with Ellyn Bader

The Couples InstituteThanks for listening to my interview on The Relationship School podcast where Jayson and I discussed so many issues to help partners have better relationships. Jayson and I even did a mini-roleplay on a topic I feel strongly about. It’s the challenge of how to ask for what you desire or need. I think I really got Jayson's attention when I said asking for what you need can create big relationship problems! How something is said can be a challenge for couples and for couples therapists. I hope you found the interview helpful. Please feel free to share the podcast and resources below. Click here to download the 3 Types of Decisions discussed on the podcast.… Read more...

Psychotherapy is one or more processes to help improve psychological and emotional functioning. Examples are psychoanalysis, cognitive therapy, behavior therapy, Gestalt therapy, Transactional Analysis, Rational-Emotive therapy, or group therapy. Many forms of psychotherapy are blends of different approaches. For example, newer forms of psychotherapy called energy psychology draw upon recent advances in brain and neuroscience. These approaches often build on cognitive behavioral methods.

Clinical Psychologist. After graduating from college, it usually takes about five years of graduate school to get a Ph.D. in Psycholgy. It then requires an additional two years of supervision and passing a written (and often) an oral exam. There are a few states that allow psychologists to prescribe medications (with additional training) but that is uncommon.

Psychiatrist. After graduation from medical school, there is a generally a 4-year psychiatric residency. After the completion of this training, psychiatrists must pass an exam issued by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology to obtain certification and legally practice in the field. Psychiatrists can prescribe medications.

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