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10 Types of Touch That Can Happen in Therapy

Janet Courtney, Ph.D, LCSW, RPT-S • 1 Comment

Knowing touch is the foundation of human experience and that it is essential for healthy growth and development, we need to pause and ask ourselves... When did touch become a bad word?


How About Some Botox for Depression?

Joseph F. Wegmann, R.Ph., LCSW • 1 Comment

A new study has found that when Botox is injected between the eyebrows, it delivers an antidepressant effect.


Six Steps of the Self-Mutilation Sequence

Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D. • 1 Comment

Join Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D., as he talks about self-sabotage and self-mutilation. Get the worksheet "Six Steps of the Self-Mutilation Sequence" to help you significantly decrease the probability of your client's self-mutilating.


Beyond Chemistry: Exploring Our Relationship with Our Meds

Frank G. Anderson, M.D. • 1 Comment

Medication is about more than just taking the right pill. It's about your client's relationship with their meds.


TWO Prime Guidelines for Integrated Eroticism

Barry McCarthy, Ph.D. • No Comments

One of the most fascinating aspects of sexuality is the differences in what people find erotic. Download the “Creating Erotic Scenarios” worksheet, and have your clients try the exercise with their partner to explore turn-ons.


If a gay teen told you he was on Grindr, how would you react?

Joe Kort, Ph.D., LMSW • 2 Comments

While online dating and hook-up apps are made for adults 18 and older, teenagers (straight and gay) are breaking the rules and joining the fun. For gay teens, apps such as Grindr, Tinder and Scruff have made it easier to find a partner they can relate to and experience those first romantic encounters with.


Inside Out: Family-Friendly Film, or Psychotherapy for the Masses?

Frank G. Anderson, M.D. • 2 Comments

A major emotion picture is set to be released on Friday, June 19. You think it's a family-friendly film... but is it?


Treating Clients with Personality Disorders: Enhance the Strengths, Not the Weaknesses

Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D. • No Comments

When we overlook the client's strengths in our treatment plans, we treat only a portion of our client and unintentionally distance ourselves from treating the whole person.


Optimism Practice: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Jonah Paquette, Psy.D. • No Comments

In this optimism-building exercise, we’ll be thinking about goals that you have for the future, and breaking them up into more manageable sub-goals. By focusing on these, we can shift from pessimism to optimism.


Therapy Tools for the Advanced Practitioner

William Doherty, Ph.D. • No Comments

There’s a nasty little secret in the therapy field: Couples therapy may be the hardest form of therapy, and most therapists (even advanced practitioners) aren’t good at it.


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