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.
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.