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Putting Group Therapy Tips and Tools into Practice

Unboxing Judy Belmont’s Latest Card Deck

Judith Belmont, MS, NCC, LPC

[Vlog] Judy Belmont shares her new therapeutic resource, The Group Therapy Card Deck: 99 CBT, DBT, ACT, and Positive Psychology Tips and Tools and gives step-by-step directions on how to use these cards in group therapy. Plus 5 free downloadable cards!

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Proven technique helps clients and their partners overcome disconnection

Drs. John and Julie Gottman share what they’ve learned from more than 40 years of research

John M. Gottman, Ph.D., Julie Gottman, Ph.D.

Failed bids to connect is one of the major sources of conflict between people in intimate relationships. Drs. John and Julie Gottman reveal how couples can repair the damage and strengthen the relationship in the aftermath of a failed bid to connect.

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Rage in America

Dr. Jeff Peterson reveals why therapists need to know how to manage anger

Dr. Jeff Peterson, Ph.D., LCPC, LPC, NCC, PCC

As a society, we have a collective problem with anger. And it’s getting worse by the day. But how do you begin to treat anger problems so clients can communicate peacefully and effectively? Watch this video to discover the roots of this core emotion so you can start angry clients down the path to healing.

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DEAR MAN: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy skill for building interpersonal effectiveness

Watch this FREE, short video to learn an easy way to voice your needs and wants.

Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP, DBTC

Lane Pederson shows you step-by-step how to use the acronym DEAR MAN to help your clients learn how to speak their needs.

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In This Together!

During these challenging times, I hear “everything has changed.” But is that really true? (Activity and free worksheet)

Laura K. Sibbald M.A., CCC-SLP, Lisa Weed Phifer, DEd, NCSP

While it may feel like our new normal is nothing like the old, we need to recognize the silver linings this time has brought forth. This blog, activity and free worksheets helps us realize the importance of reaching out to others and celebrates our feelings of accomplishment when we are able to help someone else.

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73 DBT Mindfulness Exercises

FREE Worksheet Download

Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP, DBTC

Lane Pederson – Mindfulness is a skillset at the heart of DBT. Yet, many therapists struggle teaching mindfulness practices to clients.

Practicing mindfulness skills open doors to acceptance, experience, and connection to yourself and the world.

Download 73 mindfulness exercises you can use with your clients to help them slow down and find peace, contentment, and enjoyment in everyday life.

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Taking Care of You!

Helping Yourself and Your Clients Practice Self-Care (ideas and free worksheet)

Lisa Weed Phifer, DEd, NCSP, Laura K. Sibbald M.A., CCC-SLP

If you’ve been helping clients adapt to their new schedules and integrate healthy ways to manage daily stress, you know how important it is for all of us to make time to support our own mental health. Self-care is a majority priority right now so that we can make our feelings, and responses to stress more manageable. Here are some ideas and a free worksheet from the Trauma-Informed Social-Emotional Toolbox for Children & Adolescents—but also works for adults!

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Working with Teens Without Nagging

Help is here...

Sharon Saline, PsyD

Tired of ‘nagging’ without success? Dr. SharonSaline provides tips for disarming pushback and negativity.

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Simple Ways to Help Depressed Clients Tackle Daunting Tasks

How you can motivate your clients to take the first steps toward a full & active life

Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD

For people with depression, daily activities like showering, picking up the house and even going outside, can seem monumental. But accomplishing tasks and being active are crucial for your clients’ wellbeing. Help them get moving again with these simple tips.

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Are you practicing CBT to the best of your ability?

Discover tools and assessments to help determine if your CBT practice is “drifting”

John Ludgate, Ph.D.

John Ludgate, Ph.D. shares his Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale to help therapists check-in on their own implementation of CBT and set goals for themselves for upcoming sessions.

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