Every month we turn the tables, and ask clinicians to share a slew of tidbits about themselves and their work. They reveal everything from the trials and triumphs of conducting therapy to how they personally cope with stress. They also share their insights into the biggest myth about therapy and the best way to lead a meaningful life.
This month we’re pleased to feature Claire Dorotik-Nana, LMFT, who pens the popular Psych Central blog “Leveraging Adversity.” Dorotik-Nana specializes in working with people who struggle with addictions, mood disorders, adjustment issues and body image concerns.
She also develops continuing education courses for Zur Institute, one of the largest continuing education providers for counselors and therapists, on such topics as motivational interviewing and post-traumatic growth.
You can learn more about Dorotik-Nana at her website www.clairedorotik-nana.com.
1. What’s surprised you the most about being a therapist?
I have been, and continue to be, surprised by people’s ability to adapt and grow in the face of insurmountable odds.
2. What’s the latest and greatest book you’ve read related to mental health, psychology or psychotherapy?
While there are several great books related to mental health, there are some I would call “groundbreaking” like Dan Pink’s book, DRIVE: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. This book truly changes the way we look at motivation, and challenges everything we think we know about it.