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Stop Hesitating

A quick, highly directive guide to initiating conversations with your Black clients about George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, other lives lost, Minnesota, Louisville, and racial trauma

Are you a white therapist who’s not sure how to start the conversation about racial trauma with your Black clients? Are you unsure of how to hold space for what they’re feeling? Then check out Elizabeth McCorvey’s one-page guide to opening up dialogue with your clients.

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How Can White Therapists Be Better Allies?

Deepening the Conversation around Race-Based Trauma

Gail Parker, Monnica Williams, and S. Kent Butler

What does it mean to be an ally to people of color⁠? What steps can therapists take to heal race-based trauma and deepen the conversation around racial injustice in therapy and in the wider community? Several clinicians and leaders in our field share their perspectives.

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3 Misconceptions About Body Positivity

Help clients let go of body shame, feel more at home in their own bodies, and transform diet culture.

Judith Matz, LCSW

Judith Matz, LCSW shares 3 common misconceptions about body positivity to consider as you work with clients to move from body shame to body positivity.

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What Hookup Culture Means for the Future of Millennial Love

Alexandra Solomon on the Emotional Toll of Hypersexualized Dating

Alexandra Solomon, Ph.D.

Even though young adults seem to be craving some safety to balance their adventure, hookup culture continues to thrive, as much as many therapists would love to see young adults create something more fulfilling than ambiguous, drunken, unsatisfying sex. Whatever changes lie ahead in our cultural rituals for coming-of-age relationally, we’ll be seeing in our therapy practices the emotional legacy of hookup culture, in all its rawness and frantic incoherence, for many years to come.

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The Problem With Diet Culture

Free CE: What every therapist, health professional, educator, and parent needs to know.

Judith Matz, LCSW

Therapists should not only be aware of their potential prejudices toward higher-weight clients, but should commit themselves to challenge those attitudes as well.

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