Why you'll love this course

Using a developmental approach, Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy discuss the functional and emotional challenges for therapists at each career stage. Therapists at all career stages will feel heard and understood -- and ready to tackle what comes next.

Course description

At every stage of development for therapists, there are risk factors and systemic challenges that can lead to burnout. Too many people are unable to sustain this crucial career, or are unable to provide as much help to clients as they could. Learn specific tactics you can use to survive and thrive as a modern therapist, wherever you are in your career.

Video recorded live at the 2018 Therapy Reimagined conference in Los Angeles. 81 minutes.

Learning objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify three domains of negative outcomes potentially experienced by psychotherapists with low resiliency.

  • Summarize six practices for psychotherapist resiliency.

  • Identify key functional and emotional goals for therapists at four different career stages.

Who should attend

Psychotherapists at all career stages will benefit from the practical guidance here for approaching the challenges of your current stage, and those that lie ahead. Intermediate-level instruction.


Curt Widhalm

Curt Widhalm

Curt Widhalm is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice in the Los Angeles area. He is a Board Member at Large for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, a Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Adjunct Faculty at Pepperdine University, and a loving husband and father. He is 1/2 great person, 1/2 provocateur, and 1/2 geek, in that order. He dabbles in the dark art of making “dad jokes” and usually has a half-empty cup of coffee somewhere nearby.
Katie Vernoy

Katie Vernoy

Katie Vernoy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, coach, and consultant. As a helping professional for two decades, she’s navigated the ups and downs of our unique line of work. She’s run her own solo therapy practice, designed innovative clinical programs, built and managed large, thriving teams of service providers, and consulted hundreds of helping professionals on how to build meaningful AND sustainable practices.