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3 Concerning Messages about the Netflix series, Insatiable

Plus, 3 Tips to talk to your clients about the new series.

Judith Matz, LCSW • 8/3/2018 • 2 Comments

There's been an outcry against the new Netflix series, Insatiable. Judith Matz a clinical social worker and author shares 3 concerning messages the series sends and tips to address these issues with your clients.

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The Rise of Suicide and Trauma in Teens

How "13 Reasons Why" Missed the Mark

Meagan Houston, Ph.D., SAP • 7/14/2017 • 2 Comments

Whether you find the show compelling or troublesome, one thing is certain: We need to talk about the rise of teen suicide and trauma in kids and teens. That’s why we created a free, one hour online CE seminar designed for clinicians, educators, and even parents to learn how to talk about suicide and mental health with teens. Read more to get instant access...

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Brené Brown on the danger of unspoken shame…

Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW • 6/22/2017 • 7 Comments

In this free CE video, Dr. Brené Brown, renowned researcher and The New York Times bestselling author of The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, and Rising Strong, provides you with the awareness and language to talk about shame with your clients.

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Trauma Survivors and Self-Care

11 Practices to Promote Wellbeing

Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA • 3/26/2017 • 2 Comments

How can you help your clients work on increasing acts of self-care? Keeping in mind that self-care can manifest in different ways, consider suggesting these 11 practices as "homework assignments" to promote wellbeing...

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Dr. Bessel van der Kolk Demonstrates the Position of Joy

Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D. • 3/6/2017 • 1 Comment

When the body is frozen in a position of terror, it's not possible to feel joy ... BUT in contrast, when the body is in a position of joy and openness, it's not possible to feel terror. In this short video, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk demonstrates the Position of Joy and shows you how it changes the way you take in emotions.

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Shame: 3 Tips for Breaking the Cycle

Janina Fisher, Ph.D. • 2/16/2017 • 5 Comments

Dr. Janina Fisher shares 3 interventions drawn from neurobiologically-oriented therapies. (She'll also show you when it's ok to break the 11th commandment.)

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Lizard Brain: How it impacts EVERY trauma treatment plan

...and what you can do about it

Robert Rhoton, PsyD, LPC, D.A.A.E.T.S. • 1/26/2017 • 2 Comments

When a child with behavior challenges enters our office, we instantly go into teach mode to tell them how to change their behaviors. Why? Because we don't know what else to do.

But the child's behavior doesn't improve. It's not because they're willful, or bad, or even because they don't care. It's because the lasting impacts of trauma have the children in your practice stuck in "lizard brain." In this short video, I explain why lizard brain impacts every trauma treatment plan you create...

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Escaping the Shame Trap

Brené Brown on Vulnerability as a Crucial Strength

Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, Mary Sykes Wylie, Ph.D., Richard Simon, Ph.D. • 1/18/2017 • 2 Comments

Brown has taken the concepts of shame and vulnerability and turned them completely on their heads. In short, she subversively makes shame less shameful, a part of the ordinary human condition. So the question isn’t why shame, but what to do about it.

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What Every Therapist Needs to Know about Working with Gay Male Clients

Rick Miller, LICSW • 11/9/2016 • No Comments

Many clinicians wish they had more experience in working with gay men and may also have questions that they are too embarrassed to ask others, as if they should automatically have these answers. It is common to experience some uncertainty regarding nuances of gay male life. Increasing your awareness will help you feel more confident with clients, and they will feel a stronger bond with you as a result.

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VIDEO: Bessel van der Kolk on Effective Trauma Treatment with EMDR

Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D. • 11/4/2016 • 7 Comments

Trauma is about horror. A horrendous reality that you don't want to remember...

Our clients are often dealing with the unspeakable. Are you using tools that promote healing, or are you re-traumatizing the people who've come to you for help?

Listen to this fascinating case in this free short video —and learn insights on the ONE TOOL all trauma therapists should have.

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