31 Jul Being Well Podcast: So You Want to Be a Therapist?
Over the last 10 years interest in therapy has boomed, and with the greater demand for therapists more people than ever are considering pursuing a career in mental health. On today’s episode of the Being Well Podcast, Forrest speaks to five therapists and therapists-in-training to learn the lessons they wish they’d known when they started.
About our Guests: Rick Hanson is a psychologist, Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, New York Times best-selling author, and frequent guest on Being Well.
Terry Real is a longtime clinician, the founder of the Relational Life Institute, and bestselling author of a number of books including Us: Getting Past You & Me to Build a More Loving Relationship.
Taylor Banfield is a graduate student in the PsyD program at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California.
2:15: Rick Hanson
5:05: Key traits of good therapists
17:50: Questions a prospective therapist might not think to ask
25:00: Self-employement, emotional regulation, and boundaries
27:45: Efficacy, complacency, and respecting the craft
31:45: Lori Gottlieb
35:20: Emotional intimacy and human connection
40:50: Vulnerability, uncertainty, and making mistakes
48:10: Terry Real
52:45: Learning how to heal yourself first
55:35: What therapy is actually like
1:03:15: Elizabeth Ferreira
1:06:35: Somatics, and being yourself
1:11:50: How to suffer with someone, then let it move through you
1:16:45: Awareness and the bravery of owning what’s in the room
1:21:15: Chaos and loving yourself
1:27:45: Taylor Banfield
1:34:00: Sitting with a client for the first time
1:37:45: Choosing a specific career path
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