Psychotherapy is not what you see on television or hear on the radio. Those counselors provide no privacy, and barely listen to people before giving blunt and seemingly “expert” advice. How does psychotherapy provide unique understanding and solutions for personal problems? This talk uses actual case material (disguised for privacy) to demonstrate how a trained psychotherapist might analyze clues to personal problems and discuss them in plain language with an adult, child or family. We will also discuss protection of privacy, options for confidential psychotherapy, and the meaning of psychiatric labels.
Dr. Shulman’s nonprofit organization, Volunteers in Psychotherapy, allows anyone to earn no-fee and truly private psychotherapy, in exchange for volunteer work, done privately and independently, at the charity, nonprofit or government agency of the person's choice. VIP has been providing therapy in greater Hartford for over 18 years, with primarily licensed clinical psychologists providing services through their private offices. Please visit the website at www.CTVIP.org, or on Facebook.