A new page has been added briefly outlining major areas of focus for my practice, including populations, problems/concerns, clinical approach, and modalities of treatment. Part site map in progress, part mission statement, this outline is developing here: drgeoffreysteinberg.com/Expertise.
Posts tagged ‘psychodynamic’
Relationship concerns are among the most common reasons gay men seek help from psychotherapy. This holds true both for single men who are having difficulty forming relationships and partnered men experiencing an impasse in their relationship. As part of a collection of posts on gay men’s mental health, I would like to share some thoughts on relationship issues from both a psychoanalytic perspective and from the perspective of developmental and cultural factors particular to gay men.... Continue reading the full post at chelseatherapy.com/relationships
I will be attending the IARPP conference the latter part of this week. Appointments after 3:00 pm on Thursday March 1 and all day Friday March 2 have been cancelled. Anticipated sessions I plan to attend include the following:
There is an art and a science to this work. I experience the art as a kind of intuition, listening not only to what a client says openly but also listening between the lines. Sometimes this feels like I’m serving as a satellite dish, or a stethoscope, picking up emotional signals. I’ll catch a feeling that a client perhaps doesn’t yet know that he or she feels and comment on it. Then there it is, out in the open, to examine and try to understand.
An integral aspect of my training and professional identity as a psychologist has centered around the practice of group psychotherapy. In this continuing series on my experiences prior to private practice, I present highlights of my graduate training and professional experience in group therapy.
This entry begins a series of reflections on the professional experiences I had prior to private practice. My first position after earning my doctorate was to work as a Staff Psychologist in a Continuing Day Treatment Program at Pesach Tikvah, a mental health agency that serves the Orthodox and Hassidic Jewish communities in Brooklyn.
The story, and my reply
Clients have a right to know that the psychotherapy they are engaging in can really work. It can be confusing, however, to sort out the rhetoric, biases, and politics involved in descriptions of the effectiveness of psychotherapy.