Wait, we’ve been at this for 10 years? Huh. Guess so. Well, happy birthday to PsychotherapyNotes! This little blog is turning 10 years old. We now boast more than 300 articles, many of which are even good! (Some of mine are questionable.) Here are some of my favorites from over the years. They’re still worth a read, I think. In no particular order:
1. Prologue (2013)
As this journal article makes painfully clear, I’m not a poet, man. I write science-y stuff, and law and ethics stuff. But once in a while, something approaching a poem sort of falls out of me, and I have the weird experience of being its vehicle. This was one such time. I’ve been humbled to hear that some colleagues have made it required reading for their grad students.
2. The problem with life coaching (2016)
Life coaching as a field? It’s fine. Just know that if you’re looking for a life coach, some of the people who use that title used to be therapists, until they did stuff like sleeping with their clients. Now they can’t be therapists any more, because we have rules against that kind of thing. So they’re coaches.
While season 1 of the podcast was fun to do, this was my favorite interview. Obviously, I’m biased. Still, I think there’s some really valuable stuff here for therapists wondering why they have a hard time keeping men in therapy.
Facebook knows a lot about you, and deleting your account (or never having one in the first place) doesn’t change that. You can’t delete information that other people have (intentionally or not) uploaded about you, because you aren’t considered the owner of that information. When I teach law and ethics workshops, my colleagues are always creeped out by this news. I tend to agree.
Spoiler: Yeah, in some cases, sure. I just wish more people would actually do it.
My deep and humble thanks to you, our reader. We wouldn’t exist without you. If there’s territory we haven’t covered here in our first 10 years that you would like us to cover in the next 10, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.