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Stethoscopes to Swaddles Podcast

Apr 24, 2023

In this episode, we dive into the world of therapy speak lingo and the risks of misusing it in mental health treatment. Using precise terminology is crucial in mental health treatment, as it helps to facilitate effective communication between mental health professionals and clients.
 However, misusing therapy speak lingo can have hidden risks that can impact mental health in harmful ways. In this episode, we explore the impact of misusing therapy lingo on mental health, including how it can create confusion and miscommunication, perpetuate harmful stereotypes and stigmas, and create power dynamics that prevent individuals from being heard or understood. 
 We also provide examples of commonly misused therapy speak lingo, such as "triggered," "gaslighting," and "toxic," and offer tips for using therapy speak lingo responsibly and thoughtfully.

Join us as we discuss the importance of using accurate language in mental health treatment and the benefits of creating a shared language between mental health professionals and clients.