I remember leaving a session with a 10-year-old girl named Josie last year, wondering why I could not get her to complete her homework, why our work on her procrastination was not successful, despite her seeming to want to get the work done. She was smart enough and she knew the material being taught in…

*This blog post was written by Dr. David Burns, a world leader in the advancement of effective therapy with minor edits by Dr. Maor Katz. Dr. Burns will be giving an intensive workshop for therapists in San Francisco, July 21-24, 2015 Tip#2: The ladder of self esteem from self defense to acceptance to death of…

*This blog post was written by Dr. David Burns, a world leader in the advancement of effective therapy with minor edits by Dr. Maor Katz. Dr. Burns will be giving an intensive workshop for therapists in San Francisco, July 21-24, 2015 Tip#1: Defense is not the best offense. Acceptance is, here’s why: Negative thoughts that…

*This blog post was written by Dr. Maor Katz, Director of Feeling Good Institute Tip#3: The Accountability Step. “There’s one more step that may be helpful to you Sam”, I said, as our session was coming to a close. He raised his eyes with concern. “If you’ll find it helpful, and feel up for it,…

*This blog post was written by Dr. Maor Katz, Director of Feeling Good Institute Tip#2: Help Your Patients See Tempting Thoughts as Distorted Thoughts. One of the many wise contributions that Dr. David Burns gave to the cognitive treatment of behavioral habits and addictions is showing that TEMPTING thoughts are distorted thoughts in habits and…

*This blog post was written by Dr. Maor Katz, Director of Feeling Good Institute Tip #1: The Gentle Ultimatum – What to do when our patients ask for the impossible There are many situations during which our patients ask us for things we cannot do. For example, help improve depression while regularly smoking marijuana, help…

*This blog post was written by Angela Krumm, Clinical Director and TEAM Certification lead at FGI TEAM Therapy promotes a concept of “Dangling the Carrot” in which we convey to a client a strong sense of hope and clarify exactly what we have to offer in TEAM therapy. The “carrot” we are offering is relief…

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In this second part of our interview with Dr. David Burns, Dr. Burns discusses with Dr. Maor Katz the principles of his revolutionary TEAM-Therapy, the challenges therapists face, and ways to support therapists as they incorporate these principles into their practices.

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This past August we attended an intensive TEAM training workshop with David Burns and we were lucky enough to catch David for an up close and personal interview, where he talks about personal healing, therapists’ biggest hurdles, reverse hypnosis, and other…