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Nature’s Hidden Gifts: The Health Benefits of Children’s Outdoor Play

Lauren Mosback, LPC

You know outdoor play is a good thing for your children—but do we know all the physical and mental benefits this wonderful activity can provide?

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How to Work with Ambivalent Clients Experiencing Narcissistic Relationships

Ramani Durvasula, PhD, LCP

Ramani Durvasula, PhD, LCP shares techniques to consider while working with ambivalent clients, frame psychoeducational approaches, and more to help clients at these difficult decisional nodes.

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Embracing Progress Notes: Transforming a Tedious Task into a Powerful Tool

Beth Rontal, MSW, LICSW

Expert Beth Rontal, MSW, LICSW, shares why progress notes are important - and valuable - while providing strategies on efficient note taking when documenting.

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How to Document Low Self-Esteem to Pass Audits

Beth Rontal, MSW, LICSW

Expert Beth Rontal, MSW, LICSW, shares the 3 most practical guidelines for therapists facing health insurance audits when guiding clients through low self-esteem.

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Whole Body Listening Is Not One-Size-Fits-All

Elizabeth A. Sautter, MA, CCC

Listening Larry is coming back to classrooms and therapy offices! But this time, you’ll see that listening isn’t a behavior to follow—it’s a process that we all do differently.

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Coping with Negative Thoughts After the Death of a Loved One

Claire Bidwell Smith, LCPC

In the aftermath of losing a loved one, clients’ thoughts may turn negative—or even downright catastrophic. Grief expert Claire Bidwell Smith offers activities to work with this extremely tender population.

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Meeting Deadlines for Progress Notes in Mental Health

Beth Rontal, MSW, LICSW

Beth Rontal, MSW, LICSW, provides guidance on the most common question she receives in her documentation course, "What is the deadline for completing progress notes?" Plus, 25 tips for getting notes done from the Documentation Wizard℠.

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From Panic to Power: Tackling Health Insurance Audits

Beth Rontal, MSW, LICSW

Beth Rontal, MSW, LICSW, provides guidance on how to navigate health insurance audits, protect income, and minimize the risk of financial clawbacks while maintaining quality documentation practices.

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The 10 Core Tenets of Attachment Theory

Sue Johnson, Ed.D.

Sue Johnson, EdD, explains the foundations of Attachment Theory and how crucial they are to understanding Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT).

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What is Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT)?

Provide a safe and supportive environment for your clients with this modality

Learn how to give your clients the relief of symptom reduction while also providing the lasting stability and resilience of repaired, secure attachment with Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT).

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