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Ask the Expert: Q&A with Dafna Lender, LCSW

Dafna Lender, LCSW

Renowned family therapy expert and attachment specialist, Dafna Lender, LCSW, introduces her new book that Dr. Peter Levine calls “the vanguard of treatments to heal and strengthen attachment issues in the parent child relationship.”


What is Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)?

Learn about its effectiveness and benefits in helping clients navigate their trauma recovery journey

Kathleen M. Chard, Ph.D.

Explore the core principles and techniques of CPT as well as its efficacy and benefits, specifically for clinicians as they guide their clients on a transformative trauma recovery journey.


Befriending the Body in Trauma Recovery

FREE worksheet from The Embodied Healing Workbook

Catherine Cook-Cottone, PhD, C-IAYT

Trauma certainly alters the mind, but it also affects the physical body. Psychologist and yoga therapist Catherine Cook-Cottone provides a free exercise from The Embodied Healing Workbook to begin reconnecting—and recommitting—to your body.


Ask a Therapist: My Child Gets Stuck in Unhelpful Thinking Patterns

Christina Furnival, MA, LPCC

Christina Furnival, MA, LPCC, and author of the Capable Kiddos series, provides a two-step plan for when kids and teens start having unhelpful thoughts about themselves.


Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT): Everything You Need to Know

CPT co-developer Dr. Kate Chard answers the most frequently asked questions on Cognitive Processing Therapy

Kathleen M. Chard, Ph.D.

Dr. Kate Chard, a co-developer of CPT, walks you step-by-step through exactly what you need to know to make CPT therapy successful with your clients from start to finish.


Quick Practices for Recovering from Trauma – Anytime, Anywhere!

Free exercises to help clients with traumatic events

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

International trauma expert Janina Fisher offers up FREE practices from the Living Legacy of Trauma Card Deck to help clients suffering from all forms of trauma.


Teaching Kids About Healthy Friendships and Boundaries

Free age-specific worksheets on healthy friendships and boundaries

Christina Furnival, MA, LPCC

Christina Furnival, MA, LPCC, and author of The Not-So-Friendly Friend, shares how to help kids handle tough issues with confidence, plus free worksheets and coloring sheets.


Ask the Expert: Q&A with Jennifer Udler, LCSW

Interview with Walk and Talk Therapy author Jennifer Udler, LCSW

Jennifer Udler, LCSW-C

Jennifer Udler, LCSW and author of Walk and Talk Therapy, shares her most frequently asked questions and suggestions on how to start offering this form of therapy for your clients.


Introducing Clients to Their Biological Rhythms

Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC

Leslie Korn provides an introduction to balancing our body’s natural rhythms, including a FREE intervention to help improve clients’ ultradian rhythm.


How Grief Can Affect the Body

Free infographic to educate your clients on the physical effects of grief on the body


While grief primarily affects your clients’ emotions and psychological well-being, it can also have physical effects on the body. This printable resource will help your clients understand the ways grief can impact their body.


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