More of us than ever are practicing in solo or online psychotherapy practices and we all need colleagues to process cases with, commiserate with on those really hard days and also to celebrate our successes with. The Colleague Down the Hall podcast is a place where we’ll discuss fictionalized cases and ways to practice sustainably. I’ll also bring you insights about trends and changes in our field, and sit down with amazing therapists who are doing amazing work.
Listen as Jeanene facilitates a group of therapists as they navigate the consultation of a complex case involving a client with a long history of treatment-resistant depression. The discussion gets into the ethical conundrums and legal responsibilities of therapists when it comes to looking at conflicting factors such as protecting the safety of a client vs their right to self-determination.
“I love that each of you is bringing your experience theoretical and treatment orientations to the table and everyone is finding these little glimmers of different ways this case could be approach which is so wonderful about case consultation because it allows the therapist Steve to hear about other types of therapy or other perspectives that might assist this client that he’s either not exposed to or hasn’t tried.”
What you’ll learn from this episode:
The challenges of treating individuals with treatment-resistant depression who have not found significant relief from various therapeutic approaches.
The complexity of such cases and the need for individualized treatment approaches.
Gathering comprehensive information about the client’s history, including previous treatment attempts, diagnoses, family history of mental health issues, and substance abuse, is crucial for formulating an effective treatment approach.
The ethical and legal obligations to protect the client’s well-being.
The importance of seeking consultation and collaboration among therapists especially in complex cases with life or death implications.
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