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5 Resources for Virtual EMDR

Free Tools to Bring to Your Next Session

Megan Howard, LCSW, CSUD, EMDR CIT

Conduct successful EMDR trauma treatment sessions via telehealth without sacrificing effectiveness with these five free resources recommended by Megan Howard, LCSW, CSUD, EMDR CIT.

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Adapting EMDR to Telehealth

Guidance from an EMDR-certified expert

Megan Howard, LCSW, CSUD, EMDR CIT

EMDR is an essential tool in the treatment of trauma that can accelerate therapeutic outcomes, but skillful utilization of EMDR via telehealth is not without challenges. Learn the extra steps that must be taken prior to your first virtual EMDR session.

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Addressing Grief-Related Anxiety

Strategies for Normalizing Grief & Fostering Growth

Claire Bidwell Smith, LCPC

For many grieving clients, working through anxiety will be a significant part of their path towards healing. Discover the first steps you can take to help clients manage their anxiety and process their grief on a deeper level.

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Working with Suicide Loss Survivors

4 Strategies for Post-Traumatic Growth

Rita Schulte, LPC

Losing a loved one to suicide leaves survivors with overwhelming feelings of guilt and shame, as well as an intense struggle to make sense of what happened. Licensed counselor Rita Schulte provides strategies that can be used to foster post-traumatic growth when working with clients who have lost a loved one to suicide.

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A Strengths-Based Approach to Autism Assessment

FREE Video Demonstration

In this brief video, Rebecca Sachs, PhD, ABPP, and Tamara Rosen, PhD, demonstrate how to bring a strengths-based approach to autism assessment.

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Attending to Dissociative Symptoms with Parts Work Therapy: Looking at the Inner Child

Learn how parts work can be used in the treatment of complex PTSD

Arielle Schwartz, PhD

By helping clients develop an awareness of their inner child, we can work to integrate trauma-related emotions and memories from childhood that have been sent into “exile.”

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Learning to Transcend Trauma

Dr. Frank Anderson introduces his newest book

Frank G. Anderson, M.D.

Frank Anderson sits down to talk about the culmination of his career and how it manifested into his newest book, Transcending Trauma: Healing Complex PTSD with Internal Family Systems.

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Sustainable Well-Being and Resilience

Free Resource from Self-Compassion for Educators

Lisa Baylis, MEd

Lisa Baylis explains how we can embody sustainable well-being in our everyday lives as educators, outlining seven tangible practices that build resiliency.

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The Necessity of Self-Compassion for Every Educator

Reflections on the importance of self-compassion & a free exercise

Lisa Baylis, MEd

Lisa Baylis, MEd, understands the struggle of trying to be there for your students while also caring for yourself. But self-care isn’t self-indulgent. It’s a necessary aspect of being the best educator you can be.

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Self-Compassion in Our Most Difficult Moments

Free Worksheets to Help Educators Practice Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

Lisa Baylis, MEd

Self-care is an integral part of our well-being, but is it enough? Lisa Baylis, MEd, shares one of her most vulnerable moments as an educator and provides free worksheets that fellow teachers can use to cultivate self-compassion.

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