Unlearning

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What if a large chunk of what you were taught in grad school turned out to be undesirable in some clinical situations?  What if your...

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“Let Fredom be Free!”

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Generally speaking, therapists strive to allow their clients the opportunity to express themselves without constraints.  However,...

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Visual & Verbal Mismatche...

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A mismatch between a client’s art products and her/his response to them could signify a thought disorder, a processing disorder, or...

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Insight, Introspection, &...

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Let’s face it; we’re therapists, and we adore insight and introspection.  But many of our clients don’t.  Timing is everything, and...

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Take it to the Limit, Part II

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In Take it to the Limit, Part I we met the Leader of the Pack, the tall and confident head honcho in a group of adolescent boys in...

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Take it to the Limit, Part I

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Limit testing.  Most therapists have the limit-testing group client at least once in their lives.  And depending on the population...

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Cross-contamination, Part I

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Should your clients see images created by other clients?  Many therapists post these, typically at a client’s request, in their...

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Cleaning Up One’s Act

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The creative process is complete.  Your client is ready to move on to whatever comes next in the session.   But what does come...

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Accepting Aliens

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It’s a no-brainer; in order to honor a client’s frame of reference for hurting and for healing, a therapist needs to attend to and...

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Resistance is Fertile

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Therapists who attend art-based workshops seem to be pretty gung-ho about learning new methods they can use with their clients. ...

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