A step-by-step guide to developing advanced Therapeutic skills

Be open to learning more

Remember the field of psychology is vast and literally never-ending, you can always learn more.


Follow therapists and institutes that regularly create content

Follow the institute or therapists that regularly create content on content on concepts and techniques that you can use in your practice.


Accept and acknowledge

There is a difference between theoretical conceptual knowledge and practical skills that you will need to use in your practice.


Check out different certification courses

Take a course in practice-based learning for the major approaches to psychotherapy or the Comprehensive Cognitive Hypnotic Psychotherapy Program.


Connect with other psychologists

Join a psychologist support group. Participate in the meetings, join case discussions, and share with and learn from other practicing psychologists.


Do an extensive internship or fellowship

"Consider an extensive internship or fellowship of at least a year if you have recently completed your master's degree. Short internships may provide initial exposure, but longer ones allow for more practical experience."


Differentiate between skill and state

If you have been attending multiple courses but still do not have the confidence to work with clients, this may not be a skill-related issue but an issue related to mental state and emotional state


Hope you have found these tips on developing advanced therapeutic skills useful and that you will begin to follow them from today itself.

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