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Therapy Tools for the Advanced Practitioner

William Doherty, Ph.D.

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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Putting the Pieces Together: Janina Fisher's perspective on the history of trauma treatment

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Twenty-five years ago, who would have thought that the experience of joy had a place in trauma treatment? We began with the belief that excavating dark and unspeakable horrors would set trauma survivors free. But in this new age of trauma treatment, we aim to help our clients find the light-or at least to find their bodies, their resources, and their resilience.

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Therapy Tools for the Novice Couples Counselor

William Doherty, Ph.D.

From a consumer’s point of view, going in for couples therapy is like having your broken leg set by a doctor who skipped orthopedics in medical school.

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We Agree - Yoga for Your Patients is Just Plain Dumb

PESIinc

You've suggested. You've coaxed. You've helped your patients to understand the benefits. We know your patients may be full of resistance, and you know what? We feel your frustration.

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Are you ready to start a group practice?

Joe Bavonese, Ph.D.

You’re a successful therapist, and it’s taken years to build up your practice to this point. But what now? There’s only one of you and only so many hours in a day to see clients. If you have the enviable problem of too many clients, adopting a group-practice model could be a good career move.

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It's Just a Little Crush: When client relationships lean romantic.

Mary Jo Barrett, MSW

When a client ruffles your feathers in all the right ways, how you respond determines your ethical standing. Here's one therapist's confession...

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SongwritingWith:Soldiers—Rebuilding lives shattered by PTSD

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Flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts...lingering symptoms that plague combat veterans struggling with PTSD. Now there is an innovative treatment for those looking to heal. Check it out...

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Stop Reinforcing Shame with this Body Posture

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

If you're going to get any joy out of being depressed, you've got to stand like this...

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: A free technique to implement today.

Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW

Can a raisin transform your life? It’s possible. If you want to give your clients the skill to live in the present moment and help them put stress and pain behind them, take a few minutes to watch this video by MBSR expert Elana Rosenbaum.

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