To Be a Smuggler

Yesterday in Dr. Ling Lam's Foundations of Psychotherapy and Personality Development class, we learned about the concept of "smuggling." "I am all for smuggling!" he jokes... Seriously. With a demo video on the screen, showing us a bit of what not to do, we observed a psychologist using charts and graphs describing to the client what is considered to be "normal" for overcoming PTSD. Psychoeducation is important, Dr. Lam explains, "I prefer to smuggle it in there!" What Dr. La

Roger(s) That.

Carl Rogers, founder of person-centered therapy, is largely known for his practice of "reflective listening." "It is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been buried,” says Rogers (back in 1961). This past week at school, studying counseling psychology as a master's student, what we practiced as a class was the how to on reflecting listening. This is where I got a reflection... of myself. In sharing with me h