Psychotherapy Essentials Course 

Navigating the Therapeutic Space with Confidence: Ten efficient online classes give you a lucid window on what's going on and what to do next in your sessions.

 

"Learning and practicing psychotherapy is so much clearer when you understand the underlying processes. And you'll be a better therapist, too!" 

Jeffery Smith, MD

 

 

‚ÄúEnlightening, Inspiring, Even Soothing‚ÄĚ

Luz, past learner

¬† ¬† ¬†‚Äʬ† Navigate with¬†confidence because you know what's going on underneath

¬† ¬† ¬†‚Äʬ† Make¬†healing moments happen rather than¬†waiting for them

¬† ¬† ¬†‚Äʬ† Free yourself from¬†constraints¬†of "branded" therapies

¬† ¬† ¬†‚Äʬ† Give patients the¬†flexible and authentic approach¬†they crave

 

What you get:

  • Ten one-hour classes with Dr. Smith and the team, recorded with real therapists and trainees

  • Learning objectives¬†tell what you should gain from each class

  • Downloadable, fillable personal workbook to reinforce¬†your learning.

  • Identify foundational change processes how to facilitate them.

  • Compatible with what you¬†already know but explains what's¬†going on behind the scenes.

  • Ongoing Psychotherapy Coaching Community membership available separately (see "Coaching" tab.)

Do you want to:

  • Be¬†skilled at recognizing and supporting fundamental change processes?

  • Avoid limiting yourself to a single brand of therapy but make use of techniques learned from any orientation or therapy?

  • Learn the common infrastructure of all therapies¬†and match technique to¬†change processes?

  • Experience¬†ten one-hour interactive¬†sessions with Dr. Smith and¬†the team¬†to make contemporary science practical, regardless of orientation?

I found this course to be incredibly helpful

Dr. Smith’s focus on understanding the Common Infrastructure of psychotherapy provided a better understanding of the therapeutic process and made it clearer. The course structure was really well organized, with a strong emphasis on building a solid foundation through key milestones. It’s given me the tools to navigate therapy sessions effectively. I am genuinely thankful for the valuable knowledge and skills I’ve gained from this course, and I’m looking forward to attending his next course.

Fauzia

It has been very enlightening, inspiring and even soothing

I highly recommend this course to you. It doesn't matter if your a new or experienced therapist. This  integrative perspective allows you to understand how therapy works and why different schools can provide very satisfactory results

Dr. Smith's warmth, expertise, and affability  make the learning  experience very enjoyable. His work has been  truly inspiring and enlightening and I'm looking forward to keep learning from his profound knowledge.

Luz Elena Langle Gómez

Debunking confusion surrounding different types of therapy

This course integrated my scattered thoughts about different schools of therapy and given me a singular, comprehensive framework excellent for application onto any case Excellent for anyone wanting to have a more human approach to therapy and debunking the confusions surrounding different types of therapy

Fatima

Psychotherapy Essentials Course

Limited Time Price $97

Includes

  • Psychotherrapy Essentials:¬†Ten one-hour self-paced classes¬†boost confidence¬†for¬†all therapies and problems.
  • Fillable Workbook:¬†helps learners clinch key concepts for daily use.
  • Supplementary materials: Give additional support for key concepts.
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This course was pioneered by the Team in January, 2023

Four members of the original group collaborated in developing this course to meet a need among psychiatry residents, other trainees and practicing therapists. Zoom classes were recorded for inclusion here.

 Course Milestones: You will be able to--

 

  • 1.¬†Master the healing moment. (3 sessions)
    • Learn how to support Step 1 and Step 2 of the Healing Moment under varying conditions.
  • 2.¬†Formulate¬†the target problem and¬†path to change. (3 Sessions)
    • Understand how the wide variety of Entrenched Maladaptive Patterns start out as ways to avoid limbic emotions and how to plan for change.
  • 3.¬†Relate:¬† Working with¬†the nonspecific factors that affect healing and growth. (2 Sessions)
    • Especially building and maintaining a positive therapeutic relationship.
  • 4.¬†Explore how foundational processes relate to existing therapies and orientations. (2 Sessions)
    • We look at how the present framework¬†provides a Rosetta Stone to translate between psychodynamic, behavioral, and experiential therapies.

 

Course Outline Here:

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Howtherapyworks Academy

 

Optional community membership to buld mastery into your practice.

 

A vibrant, private online community gives you connections with like-minded therapists and regular group coaching with Dr. Smith along with exclusive content and guidance around the questions and difficult client situations that are part of every practice and every learning trajectory. 

"Learning and practicing psychotherapy is so much clearer when you understand the underlying processes. And you'll be a better therapist, too!"

 

Dr. Jeffery Smith, an internationally recognized leader, has dedicated his career to helping therapists apply contemporary science to daily practice, regardless of orientation.

  • Leader of the American Psychiatric Association Psychotherapy Caucus

  • Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at New York Medical College

  • President Elect of the international Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration

  • Author of the uniquely "nondenominational" textbook,¬†Psychotherapy a Practical Guide¬†(Springer, 2017)

  • Author of¬†TIFT, Tuesday is for Therapists, the newsletter and blog from¬†HowTherapyWorks.com.

  • HowTherapyWorks Podcast:¬† in interview format¬†with Amelie Southwood, LMHC, follows the textbook chapter by chapter.

  • Practicing in Scarsdale, New York in English and French.

Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide

 

Here is what leaders in the field have said about Dr. Smith’s textbook, Psychotherapy: a Practical Guide.

 

“It is remarkable how much Jeffery Smith packs into a small, readable volume. Covering a wide range of theoretical perspectives and clinical challenges, Smith lays out clearly and in detail how he works and offers a valuable integrative understanding of the essential elements in good clinical work. An important contribution to the field.”

Paul Wachtel, PhD, Author of Therapeutic Communication: What to say when

 

“A thoughtful, integrative guide to psychotherapy from a wise and seasoned psychiatrist. Jeffery Smith demonstrates charity to all therapies that work and malice only toward the rigid and ineffective. His emphasis on entrenched dysfunctional patterns and affect avoidance will prove useful to practitioners of all professions and persuasions.”

John C. Norcross, PhD, Distinguished Professor, University of Scranton & SUNY Upstate Medical University, co-editor of Handbook of Psychotherapy Integration.

 

 

Build Clarity and Confidence in 10 Self-Paced Online Sessions

  • You want to be am excellent therapist but training¬†inadequate?
  • Learning¬†focused on¬†one technique that doesn't¬†fit everyone.
  • Confused by over-complicated and incompatible explanations?

Our mission is to help therapists go beyond the limits of single-brand therapies by integrating 21st Century knowledge of change processes into every day practice.

Gain a framework that helps practicing therapists navigate and trainees make sense of didactics, supervision, and patient sessions.

My favorite supervisor said, "Mix it up with the patient!" You can do that when you are grounded in what is going on and what to do next.

Jeffery Smith MD

 

Article by Dr. Smith:  Why Psychotherapy Needs an Updated Framework

 

 

Psychotherapy Essentials Course

Limited Time Price $97

Includes

  • Psychotherrapy Essentials:¬†Ten one-hour self-paced classes¬†boost confidence¬†for¬†all therapies and problems.
  • Fillable Workbook:¬†helps learners clinch key concepts for daily use.
  • Supplementary materials: Give additional support for key concepts.
REGISTER NOW

Disclaimers

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.