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Video: Dr. John Norcross on cultural universalism and cultural relativism

Dr. John Norcross talks about the therapeutic intersection of cultural universalism and cultural relativism LF: How about the aspect of being culturally relevant?  I was curious about your take on that because you see a lot of focus on cultural relativity or … and people sort of say, all these people are like this and… Read more »

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Video: Dr. John Norcross on the methodology of Psychotherapy – Relationships that Work.

Dr. John Norcross discusses the methodology portion of Psychotherapy – Relationships that Work. JN:   So, in that second part of Psychotherapy – Relationships that Work, we look at decades, now, of compelling research on how to tailor or personalize therapy to the individual client.  And guess what?  We find the old motto, “different strokes… Read more »

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Video: Dr. John Norcross on the significance of the therapist/client relationship

Dr. John Norcross and the significance of the therapist/client relationship JN: When you follow up patients, when you ask them what seemed to make a difference, in cognitive therapy, in interpersonal therapy and even the medication condition, clients overwhelmingly voted that it was the relationship that made the difference.  So even in this wonderfully controlled,… Read more »

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Video: Dr. John Norcross on Psychotherapy – Relationships that Work

Dr. John Norcross discusses his publication, Psychotherapy – Relationships that Work LF: So, we’re going to switch over and talk about psychotherapy and treatment and you recently published your second edition of Psychotherapy – Relationships that Work. The results of an APA interdivisional task force that compiled over 20 + meta-analyses, what works in psychotherapy… Read more »

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Video: Dr. John Norcross on Public Health’s approach to psychotherapy

Dr. John Norcross talks about Public Health approach to psychotherapy. LF: How would you take a Public Health approach to psychotherapy?  I’m curious about how you see that being implemented. JN: Well, in two or three ways.  One is to be proactive, rather than waiting for people to call us, we go out and get… Read more »

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Video: Dr. John Norcross on lasting self-change

Dr. John Norcross talks about external support being an integral part of lasting self-change     JN:      It seems like most of us can get through change for a couple weeks, even in the most negative, invalidating environments.  But over time, the corrosive effects of not having support, empathy, coaching, encouragement begins to wear on… Read more »

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Video: Dr. John Norcross on couple’s therapy

Dr. John Norcross describes his approach to couple’s therapy JN:  So stereotypically, a woman will come in and say, “I’m not feeling close.  The communication isn’t there.  The sense of intimacy and agreement on how we deal with the kids isn’t there.”  The husband says, “I think we’re doing fine in that area.” and then… Read more »

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Video: Dr. John Norcross explains the 5 basic steps of change

Dr. John Norcross explains the 5 basic steps of change in his book Changeology JN:      So it begins in the Psych Step.  That is, people are getting motivated, energized, heading in a new direction.  As the term designates, it is truly getting revved up.  From Psych, we go to the second step of Prep, short… Read more »

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Video: Dr. John Norcross on writing Changeology

Dr. John Norcross describes what motivated him to write Changeology LF:      In your new self- help book, Changeology, which I really liked, you describe five steps to realizing your goals and resolutions.  What motivated you to make your research findings available to the general public in a reader friendly way? JN:      Well, Lisa, as we… Read more »

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Video: Dr. John Norcross on the future of psychotherapy

  Dr. John Norcross talks about his view of the future of psychotherapy The following transcript contains part of an exclusive interview with Dr. Lisa Firestone and Dr. John C. Norcross.   LF:      So, what do you see as kind of the future of psychotherapy, particularly of integrative psychotherapy? JN:      You know, every ten years,… Read more »

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