Articles Tagged "therapist identity"

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 […]

I am a therapist-in-training and I am a feminist psychotherapist. Just as it is important to identify my trainee status when I meet a client for the first time, I find it is equally important to identify myself as a feminist psychotherapist. Feminism has been defined and redefined a number of times over the years […]

In my supervision practice, I work with doctoral students at the beginning of their work as therapists. These students have either had no therapeutic experience or limited experience. As Chessick (1971) indicated, three critical issues often confront therapists in their shift from classroom to clinic: (a) learning to manage anxiety early on during the treatment […]