TIFT #96: The Rules–What Therapy Seeks to Change


Making Therapy Clear 

Clonfidence arises when we use science to visualize what's going on and what to do next.

  • The basics are not complicated
  • Ideas compatible with all therapies
  • Embracing the art of psychotherapy
  • Built on the crucial role of limbic emotion
  • Be your best with all problems and techniques
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Making a Universal Framework Yours

1. Discover: The Infographic and eBook tell how it works.


The Affect Avoidance Model helps identify problems treatable in therapy and follow universal change processes.

2. Follow: TIFT "Tuesday is For Therapists," shows it in action.


Newsletter posts offer fresh insights and showcase how a universal framework changes trhe way we think and practice.

3. Assimilate: Online Training helps transform your practice. 

Rich materials, personal interaction, and optional online sessions with Dr. Smith help you build new vision into your daily practice.

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About Jeffery Smith MD

Stanford Educated • Leader of National APA Therapy Caucus • New York Medical College Faculty  Practice in Scarsdale 

For most of my career as a therapist, I have been focused on understanding universal change mechanisms and how to apply that understanding to every kind of clinical problem.

Delving deep into the neuroscience of change, my pracitce has been transformed to follow process rather than method.

My courses offer plain language idea-tools designed to help therapists know clearly what is going on and what to do next.


Rethinking Psychotherapy

Following Process—not Method

In my TIFT blog series, I explore many aspects of therapy, seen in the light of the The Affect Avoidance Model. Discover for yourself the assets available in recent articles and the archive.

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Note to readers and site visitors: I am a licensed physician in New York but as author and coach through this website, I am not providing treatment or consultation.The ideas presented on this site are not medical advice, but ideas presented to stimulate independent thinking by properly licensed and supervised practitioners. These ideas are not a substitute for appropriate training, peer review, and/or clinical supervision. Statements made here cannot be guaranteed as to accuracy, efficacy, or appropriateness in relation to any actual clinical situation.