Inside Pages: A ClickerExpo Book Conversation (TeamTaught)
Welcome! Join Laura VanArendonk Baugh, Aaron Clayton, & Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D. for a discussion of the best-selling book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Gottlieb’s book engagingly illuminates the triumphs and challenges of behavior change in humans through the discipline of human psychology and therapy practice. Her language, models, constructs, and solutions are both familiar and new. Can you pick out the tools that are similar to those used in our work? Are the skills that make Gottlieb effective the same or different than the tools that make us effective with clients? Are the behaviors Gottlieb is trying to help her clients with materially different from the behaviors we help clients with?
Join Susan Friedman, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, and Aaron Clayton for this team-taught Session that will help you expand your worldview. We invite you to read the book ahead of time to enrich the discussion and make your challenges and experiences relevant during the Q&A portion of the Session.
Why Book Discussions?
A look through the non-fiction best-seller lists yields a trove of writing designed to help explain, accelerate, and manage behavior, in strangers, employees, customers, families, society at large, and ourselves. Are the ideas and practices contained in these books and the branches of science they represent the same as or different from the books we rely on? Which of them contribute to our understanding? Which ones only contribute to what Dr. Susan Friedman has called “cultural fog?” In this team-taught Session we will curate the selections, structure the discussion and, with your participation, help the light shine through on books that are worth reading and discussing together.
About the Book
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed is authored by Lori Gottlieb, an engaging author with a journalism background and a degree in marriage and family counseling. She takes us through her own work and cases with clients struggling with problem behaviors. We get an intimate view of how to view positive behavior change from the perspective of clinical psychology and we get useful insights into how the tools of therapy are deployed. Get the book.