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Finding Healthy Attachment

Discover how attachment-based relationships provide a foundation for healing trauma

Christina Reese, PhD, LCPC

Christina Reese has dedicated her life’s work to helping those with trauma live healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives. Learn how her newest book, Trauma and Attachment, can guide clients from a place of fear to healthy attachment.

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Intro to Diversity in Clinical Practice

A Shame-Free Guide to Reducing Cultural Offenses

Lambers Fisher, MS, LMFT, MDIV

Join Lambers Fisher for a discussion of his debut book, Diversity in Clinical Practice, and an exploration of six reasons for every helping professional to increase their cultural competence.

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5 Steps to Setting Healthy Boundaries

Strategies to Help Clients Break Free from Gaslighting & Narcissistic Abuse

Amy Marlow-MaCoy, LPC

Amy Marlow-MaCoy, LPC, discusses the steps clinicians can take with their clients to develop and maintain healthy boundaries in order to better protect themselves from gaslighting and narcissistic abuse.

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Fostering Mental Health in Student Athletes

Strategies for Increasing Self-Esteem & Setting Healthy Boundaries

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S

Historic moments in professional sports and an increased spotlight on the mental health of athletes prompt Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S, to answer an essential question: how do we frame this moment as a positive learning experience for our youth?

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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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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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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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How Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Promotes Post-Traumatic Growth

Discover how adding MDMA to your trauma treatment practice could improve and accelerate outcomes

Peter H. Addy, PhD, LPC, LMHC

Researchers are rediscovering the awesome power of psychedelic medicines for improving mental health. Peter H. Addy, PhD, LPC, LMHC, reveals how MDMA-assisted psychotherapy promotes post-traumatic growth in clients with treatment-resistant conditions.

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