A newsletter-cum-blog from the British Psychological Society. Summarising a dozen psychology journal articles each month in accessible prose, the Digest is a good light read and a useful pointer to the full articles.
Setting "homework" for clients implies that no relevant work would otherwise occur between sessions. When clients fail to do their homework but achieve positive change anyway, the focus may fall on the former rather than the latter.
Stop and think before you take action on behalf of your client. You may be depriving them of the opportunity to help themselves (with appropriate support).
Disclosures requiring that confidentiality be breached are rare. A little preparation should permit you to focus upon supporting your client through the process, preserving your therapeutic rapport.
Introduce yourself with your full name and professional title. Clients can then decide how to address you as rapport builds, especially if you provide a reminder of your name (ie: a readable ID badge).
Use your notepad to claim your chair before the client enters the room. If you can sit where you need to be, there will be no unease to be misinterpreted by the client.
A source of good advice and good links to other reputable sites. BBC Health can be recommended by therapists who wish to encourage or support internet research by their clients.
"Demanding" clients are often making legitimate requests. Therapists applying such a label should consider whether it is the client's requests or the service's lack of resources which is unrealistic.
Unfamiliar co-therapists can use code phrases to transfer control of the session. Both they and the client can then focus on the client's issues rather than the dynamics between the therapists.
The newsletter of the American Psychological Association. Discussion articles and summaries of research which will be of interest and use to any therapist, be they American, psychologist or neither.