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Revitalizing and Maintaining Sexual Desire

20 Guidelines to bring couples together

Barry McCarthy, Ph.D. • 8/16/2017 • No Comments

The key to rekindling desire for women, men, and couples is to learn to value intimacy, pleasure, and eroticism combined with positive, realistic sexual expectations. From years of successful clinical treatments, I’ve found simple strategies and techniques to confront and change desire problems as an intimate sexual team.

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Going with the Flow: Male and Female Sexual Fluidity

Joe Kort, Ph.D., LMSW • 8/1/2017 • No Comments

Sexual fluidity is the understanding that sexual preferences can change over a lifetime and be dependent on different situations. It is a person’s ability to engage in sexual behaviors and interest in members of both genders. Sexual preference and sexual orientation are two different things. Let me explain...

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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 • No 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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When Therapeutic Breathing Isn't Effective

Mary NurrieStearns, MSW, LCSW, RYT • 7/7/2017 • 5 Comments

You don't always have to know what's going on with your clients in order to help them...I had a client that just didn't benefit from therapeutic breathing, so I tried something different. Let me show you in this short video.

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Supercharge Change with Values

The Purposeful Steps Exercise

Jessica Borushok, Ph.D. • 6/30/2017 • 1 Comment

Living a values-driven life involves getting out of your head and stepping into the world. Help your clients define what their next steps will be with the Purposeful Life activity.

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Brené Brown on the danger of unspoken shame…

Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW • 6/22/2017 • 1 Comment

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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How to Get Kids Reading Before Kindergarten

The "Kitten Chow" activity

Karen Thatcher, Ed.D., CCC-SLP • 6/15/2017 • 2 Comments

We all play a vital role in the development of the kids that we serve. As providers, we not only affect a child's current development, we also have the ability to shape a child's future academic and social success when we help them learn to love reading.

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How to Forgive Yourself and Others

A Self- Compassion Lesson Every Teen Needs to Learn

Lee-Anne Gray, Psy.D. • 6/6/2017 • No Comments

Self-compassion and mindfulness skills can be adapted to almost any challenging situation teens face. The card deck I created provides over fifty conversation starters and exercises you can use with teens to help build mindful awareness, compassion, empathy, and kindness. Try this easy-to-implement exercise on forgiveness.

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Developing Body Awareness

The Circle Exercise

Christopher Willard, Psy.D. • 6/1/2017 • 4 Comments

The Circle Exercise is a great tool to use when you need a little bit of movement to wake up the mind and body and clear the head. It can be used with all ages, both individually or in a group.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) For Addictions

The Bridge-Burning exercise to remove the means of acting on harmful behavior

Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP, DBTC • 5/23/2017 • No Comments

Bridge-Burning is proactively removing the means of acting on your urges to engage in addictive behaviors. The concept of Bridge-Burning recognizes that relapse into harmful behaviors happens more easily when there is the immediate opportunity to act on impulses. Eliminating the opportunities and/or inserting barriers between urge and action will result in more opportunities to practice skills.

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