(Episode 26)

Therapists in Therapy with Gabrielle Ferrara, LSW

Dr. Tamara Soles and Gabrielle Ferrara explore the topic of therapists in therapy. Ms. Ferrara shares how her own mental illness and experience in therapy inspired her to become a therapist and what it’s like to be a therapist in therapy. The presenters discuss their therapy experiences, the lessons from therapy, and the biggest struggles. Presenters also explore the barriers to seeking therapy as a therapist, the benefits, and how social media can help break the stigmas associated with mental illness. Ms. Ferrara shares her own personal experience with OCD and therapy. Both therapists discuss topics such as choosing a therapist, the feeling of “failing” at therapy, graduate programs requiring therapy and the consideration of disclosing clinician’s own mental health journeys publicly and with clients.

Continuing Education

This Podcast Episode Provides 1 Hour of CE Credit

Course Description

Dr. Tamara Soles and Gabrielle Ferrara explore the topic of therapists in therapy. Ms. Ferrara shares how her own mental illness and experience in therapy inspired her to become a therapist and what it’s like to be a therapist in therapy. The presenters discuss their therapy experiences. the lessons from therapy, and the biggest struggles. Presenters also explore the barriers to seeking therapy as a therapist, the benefits, and how social media can help break the stigmas associated with mental illness.

Instructor's bio

Gabrielle Ferrara is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in New Jersey currently working in private practice with adolescents and adults experiencing a wide variety of mental health obstacles, including depression, anxiety, OCD, and eating disorders, as well as clients looking for help managing life transitions Gabrielle received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. Gabrielle has OCD and a history of disordered eating and compulsive exercise. Gabrielle is also a contributor to The Mighty and Psychology Today and has written various articles about OCD, addiction, and social justice issues.
Dr. Tamara Soles' Bio

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the struggles related to therapists going to therapy.
  • Specify ways to find the right therapist fit.
  • Recognize how to integrate your experiences with your therapy practice.

How to Take the Course

Once you choose a course that interests you, simply click the enroll button to register for the course. You will be prompted to create your login information and then be directed to the course curriculum where you will have access to the episode, the learning objectives, and the post-test. Once you successfully complete the post-test, your CE certificate will appear on screen and can be downloaded. You can listen to the course episode directly on the course website or on your favourite podcast app.

How to Get Your Certificate

After listening to the course episode, you will be prompted to take the multiple choice post-test. To receive your continuing education credit certificate, you need to achieve a score of 70% of more. You may retake the post-test up to three times. Once successfully completed, the certificate will appear in your course area where you can download it.

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this course.

FAQ

For additional answers to our FAQ or for information on our policies such as accommodations, non-discrimination policy and grievance policy, click here

Course Format

This course is presented in audio format via podcast interview. The course is designed for post-doctoral psychologists and is an introductory level.

Look what my podcast listeners have to say

Dr. Tamara Soles skillfully dives into meaningful conversations about a variety of topics that not only relate to therapy but also translate to many other aspects of life. This podcast is thought-provoking and keeps the listener completely engaged. The exchanges are lighthearted, humorous at times, and purposeful. A worthwhile listen, simply delightful!
 
Aldem
I have enjoyed every single episode of this podcast. Dr. Soles and her guests have done an awesome job talking about meaningful topic and sending important message about mental health while still keeping the discussions entertaining and light. Love it!
Miglena
This inspiring and thought provoking hour has 50 minutes that will elevate your practice and life.
Rachel R.
Dr. Soles is very down to earth and relatable, yet professional. She asks excellent questions and makes important points. She manages to make her guests feel comfortable and elicits a friendly vibe. As a therapist I find myself learning, as well as relating to the speakers. Thank you for this excellent podcast!
 
Anne
Questions?

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Continuing Education Approvals

Dr. Tamara Soles is approved by the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Dr. Tamara Soles maintains responsibility for the program.

Verify with your State or Provincial governing body to ensure APA and CPA approved activities are eligible. *Note: Not currently eligible for OPQ.

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