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Episode 34: Very Bad Therapists [featuring Ben Fineman & Carrie Wiite]
Episode 3429th June 2022 • All Things Private Practice Podcast • Patrick Casale
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Very Bad Therapists. They exist. The profession makes mistakes.

And we need to talk about it, hold ourselves accountable, and learn from our mistakes.

I talk with Ben Fineman and Carrie Wiita, the co-hosts of the Very Bad Therapy Podcast about their own experiences launching a podcast about the unfortunate experiences that clients endure during therapy sessions.

We talk about changes in the field, the necessity for continuous and ongoing training and supervision, and how to learn from mistakes that have an impact on the clients we serve.

This may feel like a polarizing topic, but it's one that needs to be an ongoing conversation in the field.

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