As therapists, we may sometimes doubt whether our skills are good enough to help our clients. Surprisingly, self-doubt may actually be useful, when used courageously as a tool for improvement. In this episode, Debbie speaks with Jim Lucas, a therapist in the UK who specializes in training and supporting mental health professionals. They discuss:

‧The upside of self-doubt

‧The surprising relationship between therapist self-doubt and client outcomes

‧Balancing how to find self-compassion with the courage to improve your work

‧A brief self-inquiry exercise that can be used to foster healthy therapist self-doubt

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