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Therapy for Executives and Emerging Leaders

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Katie Vernoy, MS, LMFT and Curt Widhalm, MA, MS, LMFT|Therapy for Executives and Emerging Leaders (1 CE hour)

During times of turmoil – like a global pandemic, an unstable economy, and social unrest – we want to be able to rely on our leaders to help us weather the storm. We look to our employers, our legislators, and our community leaders to solve problems and remain calm. But who supports our leaders? It’s important for therapists to understand leadership and the unique challenges that leaders face, so they can help. Further, therapists must be available to provide support to emerging leaders who are coming from much more diverse backgrounds and perspectives who may need help navigating a system that doesn’t always accept them or align with their lived experiences. In this podcourse, we will talk about leader identity development and how leaders develop over time. We will look at common barriers and challenges for leaders at all stages of development as well as suggested interventions to address these needs. 

Learning Objectives

After listening to this podcourse, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least 4 stages of leadership identity development.
  2. Incorporate career assessment into treatment for adult clients. 
  3. Identify at least two common career-based presenting problems for executives and leaders. 
  4. Describe the Career Human Agency Theory (CHAT) model to help clients identify and implement plans for their career. 

Our Presenters

Katie Vernoy, LMFT

Katie Vernoy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, coach, and consultant supporting leaders, visionaries, executives, and helping professionals to create sustainable careers. Katie, with Curt, has developed workshops and a conference, Therapy Reimagined, to support therapists navigating through the modern challenges of this profession. Katie is also a former President of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. In her spare time, Katie is secretly siphoning off Curt’s youthful energy, so that she can take over the world. Learn more at:

Curt Widhalm, LMFT

Curt Widhalm is in private practice in the Los Angeles area. He is the cofounder of the Therapy Reimagined conference, an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University and CSUN, a former Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, former CFO of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, 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. Learn more at:


Therapy Reimagined is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #132270). Therapy Reimagined maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Courses meet the qualifications for the listed hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. We are working on additional provider approvals, but solely are able to provide CAMFT CEs at this time. Please check with your licensing body to ensure that they will accept this as an equivalent.

Podcast recording: Therapy for Executives and Emerging Leaders


Quiz Questions

Handout: Career Assessment for Executives and Emerging Leaders (available under the heading Course Content once you have purchased this course)