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A Dose of Your Own Medicine: Why Clinicians Need to Practice Mindfulness

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As a therapist, you’re likely well versed in mindfulness-based therapies. You’ve probably even tried a mindfulness-based technique with a client. But when you walk out of the office, and you’ve put your therapist self aside for the evening, have you used mindfulness for your own self-healing?

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You Can Heal Your Heart After Grief: Honoring Infertility and Miscarriage

David Kessler

Affirmations are powerful tools, especially when used with mirror work. For women who have experienced infertility or miscarriage, mirror work can begin a path to finding inner peace.

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Duty to Warn: No One Commits a Crime Without Thinking About It First

Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D.

When you have a client who begins to get upset and you feel that he or she may act out in session, what do you do?

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Your Patient has Harmed Themselves. Are You Covered?

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What happens when a patient attempts to sue you? The first thing you can expect is the damage that occurs to your reputation by mere association. There are also potential fees that you may have to pay out of your own pocket, if you’re not covered. Learn more about liability insurance, and decide if it's right for you.

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Joining Through the Truth: Therapeutic Coaching Tests Our Assumptions

Terry Real, LICSW

You wouldn't dream of telling your client, "You're being such a witch to your spouse!" But maybe that's just the thing they need to hear...

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Are You Ready for the October 1 Deadline?

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Whether the DSM-5® is a book you love to hate or hate to love, one thing is certain: beginning Oct. 1, 2105 you need to put your feelings for the DSM-5 aside and learn to live with change. Read more for some DSM-5 resources.

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You Can Heal Your Heart After Grief: Honoring Pet Loss

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Pet loss is grief that is often not talked about. But the grief is real because the love is real. Grief and loss expert David Kessler invites you to take a moment to learn how you can heal your heart after a pet loss.

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Better-But-Believable Thoughts: An alternative to cognitive therapy

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If you have a client with chronic worry, you've likely tried cognitive therapy. But cognitive therapy is time-consuming and complex. For a simple, quick way to nip worry in the bud, Jennifer Abel, Ph.D., suggests B3s.

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The Lazy River: An Exercise in Mindfulness

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We all have a steady stream of thoughts and feelings. Use the simple guided imagery handout with your clients to help them learn to notice and dismiss thoughts without engaging in them.

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Shedding Light on the DSM-5®: The View from the Trenches

Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LCAS, LPC

While the polemical debates over the new DSM have received widespread coverage, the reactions of ordinary clinicians have yet to receive much scrutiny.

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