Articles Tagged "culture"

In this video, Tiffany McLain, LMFT, psychotherapist and entrepreneur, sits down with Daniel Gaztambide, PsyD, to talk about setting your fees during COVID-19. Tiffany addresses common stories about money that we learn in graduate school, and often our own familial, cultural, and socioeconomic upbringing. We'll also discuss anxiety and shame around valuing our work, and […]

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  In this video, Tiffany McLain, LMFT, psychotherapist and entrepreneur, sits down with Daniel Gaztambide, PsyD, to talk about setting your fees during COVID-19. Tiffany addresses common stories about money that we learn in graduate school, and often our own familial, cultural, and socioeconomic upbringing. We'll also discuss anxiety and shame around valuing our work, […]

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Apr 21, 2020

Be a blank slate, but also be an advocate. Wait, no, not like that.  In graduate school, we are taught to hopefully become ethical, effective psychological practitioners. That model pretends that psychology exists in a bubble and is not subjected to the outside world’s judgments, prejudice, and ignorance; psychotherapy is often intended to empower people […]

Introduction Video games are no longer a fringe pursuit, if they ever truly were. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) estimates that video games grossed over $36 billion in the US in 2017 (ESA, 2018). This represents over 600% growth from estimates in 2000 (Interactive Digital Software Association [IDSA], 2002). The ESA (2018) noted that there […]

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Nov 24, 2019

What is Asexuality? So that clinicians do not “other” their clients, it is important to know the term that defines the majority of people. That term is allosexuality; this term describes people who experience average sexual attraction and are not asexual (Drincic, 2017). Asexuality is a sexual orientation generally described as those who experience little […]

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Nov 10, 2019

Many people who seek psychotherapy were either brought to the United States when they were young or born here with parents who are often trying to adapt to a new culture and language. Children of immigrants have to navigate being surrounded by peers who look and speak differently, and in many cases, their caretakers rely […]

In this article, Drinane, Owen, and Tao (2018) examined the concept of cultural concealment in psychotherapy, specifically whether cultural concealment predicted psychotherapy outcomes. Cultural concealment refers to the phenomenon of clients hiding aspects of their identity and culture related experiences in therapy.  Clients may unconsciously or consciously avoid discussing their oppressed identities or identities that […]

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May 4, 2018

April 4, 2018, marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Memphis, Tennessee. One of the nation’s most prominent civil rights advocates and leaders left a long-lasting impact on the world with his messages of civil disobedience and social change. His legacy prevails as society continues to strive towards […]

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Mar 11, 2018

In offering further commentary to the article on Caucasian therapist self-disclosure to cultural minority populations, it is important to begin by more generally acknowledging both individual and between group differences. This is an important beginning because aspects of cultural competency are so often avoided as a larger subject through the statement ‘everyone is different.’ While […]

Listen to Dr. Gaztambide narrate the Prologue of this piece: Prologue "When are you going to stop splitting like this?" I almost spilled my coffee. I often wondered why shrinks talk like this-using words like "splitting" and "distortion" and "automatic thoughts" as if they were a part of everyday language. They're not. But we do […]