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New to Therapy? Let Instinct Be Your Guide

Doing Therapy Well Requires a Certain Kind of Freedom

Frank Dattilio • 4/5/2018

By Frank Dattilio - Often, therapy trainees in supervision feel more secure approaching every clinical encounter strictly "by the book," and are frequently so afraid of making mistakes that they stifle their own capacity for therapeutic intuition and emotional connection with their clients. Sometimes freeing their therapeutic imagination requires bold steps.

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In Consultation

Throwing Away the Script

Frank Dattilio • 9/24/2009


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Cognitive-Behaviorism Comes of Age

Grounding symptomatic treatment in an existential approach

Frank Dattilio • 1/1/2002

Helping her make a connection between her emotions and the traumatic event was an important milestone for Celeste, because it enabled her to viscerally experience her human vulnerability. This emotional work prepared the way for examining Celeste's schemas, a major intellectual component of contemporary cognitive therapy. Schemas are templates--learned ways of filtering and structuring incoming experience.

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New to Therapy? Let Instinct Be Your Guide

Doing Therapy Well Requires a Certain Kind of Freedom

Frank Dattilio • 4/5/2018

By Frank Dattilio - Often, therapy trainees in supervision feel more secure approaching every clinical encounter strictly "by the book," and are frequently so afraid of making mistakes that they stifle their own capacity for therapeutic intuition and emotional connection with their clients. Sometimes freeing their therapeutic imagination requires bold steps.

Daily Blog
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In Consultation

Throwing Away the Script

Frank Dattilio • 9/24/2009


Magazine Article

Cognitive-Behaviorism Comes of Age

Grounding symptomatic treatment in an existential approach

Frank Dattilio • 1/1/2002

Helping her make a connection between her emotions and the traumatic event was an important milestone for Celeste, because it enabled her to viscerally experience her human vulnerability. This emotional work prepared the way for examining Celeste's schemas, a major intellectual component of contemporary cognitive therapy. Schemas are templates--learned ways of filtering and structuring incoming experience.

Magazine Article
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Frank Dattilio, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He's on the faculty of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.