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There's No Such Thing as You Made Your Bed Now Lie in It...

Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA • 2/8/2017 • 1 Comment

For many people who were raised in abusive, neglectful, or dysfunctional families, “you made your bed now lie in it” is a common life philosophy taught and promoted throughout childhood. But the truth is, the personal, academic, and professional decisions that met your needs 5, 10, or 20 years ago may be completely irrelevant to your life today.

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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 • No 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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Workshop: Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom

Practical applications from a PESI seminar

Teresa Sadowski, MA, CCC-SLP • 1/20/2017 • No Comments

Teresa Sadowski has been a Speech Language Pathologist for 27 years. Join Teresa as she reviews the PESI seminar "Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom: Tools to improve self-regulation, learning and classroom climate" and discusses how the tools and strategies she learned can be applied to practice.

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Escaping the Shame Trap

Brené Brown on Vulnerability as a Crucial Strength

Brene 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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6 Benefits of Simple Chair Yoga

And how you can get started today.

Joann Lutz, MSW, LICSW, E-RYT • 1/13/2017 • No Comments

This simple intervention can be used anytime in the session when the client feels anxious, tense, ungrounded, or in some pain, or as part of a goal of learning to connect with body sensations.

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Trust Revival Method

How to guide couples through the trauma of betrayal and infidelity

John M. Gottman, Ph.D., Julie Gottman, Ph.D. • 1/3/2017 • 6 Comments

In this video, John and Julie Gottman will step you through the different phases of their Trust Revival Method to help rebuild and nurture trust in a relationship.

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Inside/Outside Box

A powerful art-based play therapy technique

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S • 12/27/2016 • 4 Comments

The Inside/Outside Box is a wonderful tool that elicits powerful emotions and helps tweens and teens begin to see their whole self, creating a launching pad for blossoming self-esteem and self-worth.

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A Common Supervisory Mistake to Avoid

3 Reasons why it happens and how you can prevent it

Bob Taibbi, LCSW • 12/22/2016 • 5 Comments

In this short video, nationally recognized clinical supervision expert and author Bob Taibbi, LCSW, walks you through the three reasons why this common mistake happens, and how you can avoid it.

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What to Do When Clients Cry

Jay Efran, Ph.D. • 12/12/2016 • 12 Comments

In this short clip, therapy author and psychology professor Jay Efran, Ph.D., shares his do's and don'ts list for when clients cry and explains how tears can be a therapist's ally.

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How to Teach a Child with Autism About Personal Space

Tara Delaney, MS, OTR/L • 12/9/2016 • 11 Comments

In this brief video clip, Tara Delaney, MS, OTR/L, describes her easy-to-use method that helps children with autism understand and apply the concept of "personal space," which in turn helps them adapt more easily into social situations.

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