This is the first half of our interview with Ms. Andrea Broadwater, a therapist from Ann Arbor, Michigan with experience in clinical research, crisis care, and independent practice. In this episode, Ms. Broadwater talks about her background, her current clinical work, self-care, and her theoretical orientation.
In our discussion, we talk about what therapy is, how change occurs in therapy, different theoretical models, and the research of two psychologists that Ms. Broadwater mentions during the interview. The definition of therapy we use comes from this book by Dr. Jerome Frank. Our discussion of behavioral change in therapy is based on this article by Dr. James Prochaska and Dr. Carlo DiClemente, with some added insight from a certain professor and some other online resources. If you want to learn more about Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy or other theoretical orientations, check out this module from the Noba Project.
If you want to learn more about the research of Kristen Neff and Brené Brown, check out these resources:
Kristen Neff’s research
Self-compassion exercises from Kristen Neff’s website
An infographic summarizing Kristen Neff’s research on self-compassion
Brené Brown’s website
Brené Brown’s TED Talk: The Power of Vulnerability