How do you keep up with the latest trends and strategies that other therapists are using today? It's probably difficult to do, especially when you have several clients who are depending on you to devote your time to their needs and care. Thank goodness for podcasts. If you don’t already have a podcast that you love listening to now’s the time to get started. Just like audiobooks, podcasts are a great way to digest large amounts of information without having to do much work yourself. Unlike audiobooks, podcasts are consistently updated and provide you with updated information that you can use immediately. Start your podcasting journey with one of these great therapy podcasts for therapists.
Who Should Listen: Any therapist who wants to learn about patterns and behaviors that shape actions.
Why You Should Listen: Hidden Brain is a podcast by Shankar Vedantam that explores all the little thing in our lives that make a big difference in who we are. While certainly entertaining, the podcast also gives valuable insights that can be applied throughout your client’s lives (and yours).
Who Should Listen: Any therapist who wants to hear from other experts in the field.
Why You Should Listen: Host by Dr. David Van Nuys, this podcast brings experts together to discuss topics like addiction, ADHD, artificial intelligence, psychotherapy, and more. Dr. Van Nuys was awarded by the America Psychological Association because of his work o the podcast and keeps transcripts of the show on his site so you never have to miss a beat.
Who Should Listen: Therapists who want practical advice regarding happiness for their clients and themselves.
Why You Should Listen: Gretchen Rubin and her sister explore happiness and good mental health in a way that makes you think and laugh at the same time. Listen to hear relatable topics and solutions that you can use throughout your life.
Who Should Listen: Therapists who want consistently brief, research-based tips.
Why You Should Listen: This podcast from the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley exposes you to research and tools for your practice and clients. The best part? The average runtime is about 20 minutes. You’ll want to listen and learn something new while keeping your daily routine intact.
Who Should Listen: Any therapist who wants to own (or already owns) a private practice.
Why You Should Listen: If you know that private practice is the best move for you, but you’re struggling to take your first step, then you should be listening to this podcast. As an LCSW who constantly helps therapists reach their own goals, Allison Puryear has a lot of information to share. Hear her insights and get tips to overcome your fear of getting started.
Who Should Listen: Any therapist who wants to grow their practice.
Why You Should Listen: When it comes to building a practice Kate Campbell, Ph.D., LMFT, and Katie Lemieux, LMFT have ‘been there done that.’ After starting their six-figure private practice from scratch they decided to share their experience and expertise with others. Their experiences and interviews with others create a podcast specifically for therapists that you won’t want to miss.
Who Should Listen: Any therapists who want the medical billing process to be easier
Why You Should Listen: If you’ve ever had to submit a claim to insurance then you know how painful mental health billing can be. This podcast gives you quick relief by providing guidance on clearinghouses, Telehealth, claims, and more.
There’s always something to learn and any one of these therapy podcasts for therapists are a great way to start learning easily. Adjust your routine and tune in for a better you.