So You Want to Be a Therapist?
Over the last 10 years interest in therapy has boomed, and with the greater demand for therapists more people than ever are considering pursuing a career in mental health. On today’s episode Forrest speaks to five therapists and therapists-in-training to learn the lessons they wish they’d known when they started.
You can watch this episode on YouTube.
0:00 : Intro
2:15 : Rick Hanson
5:05 : Key traits of good therapists
17:50 : Questions a prospective therapist might not think to ask
25:00 : Self-employement, emotional regulation, and boundaries
27:45 : Efficacy, complacency, and respecting the craft
31:45 : Lori Gottlieb
35:20 : Emotional intimacy and human connection
38:50 : Modalities
40:50 : Vulnerability, uncertainty, and making mistakes
48:10 : Terry Real
52:45 : Learning how to heal yourself first
55:35 : What therapy is actually like
59:30 : Messiness
1:03:15 : Elizabeth Ferreira
1:06:35 : Somatics, and being yourself
1:11:50 : How to suffer with someone, then let it move through you
1:16:45 : Awareness and the bravery of owning what’s in the room
1:21:15 : Chaos, and loving yourself
1:27:45 : Taylor Banfield
1:34:00 : Sitting with a client for the first time
1:37:45 : Choosing a specific career path
1:39:10 : Boundaries
1:43:15 : Recap
About our Guests: Rick Hanson is a psychologist, Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, New York Times best-selling author, and frequent guest on Being Well.
Terry Real is a longtime clinician, the founder of the Relational Life Institute, and bestselling author of a number of books including Us: Getting Past You & Me to Build a More Loving Relationship.
Taylor Banfield is a graduate student in the PsyD program at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California.
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