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How to Incorporate the Power of Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery

Arielle Schwartz, PhD

Dr. Arielle Schwartz, author of the newly released Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery Flip Chart, shares how to incorporate the principles of polyvagal theory, affective neuroscience, and trauma-informed care into your therapy office.


How to Use the W.E.L.L. Framework to Evaluate Digital Mental Health Solutions

Free guide to startup business evaluation for clinicians

Dr. Clare Kennedy Purvis, PsyD, shares startup business fundamentals for clinicians to operate their business with an unwavering focus on patient care in addition to their bottom line.


Top Challenges in Tailoring CBT for Kids—and How to Overcome Them!

Seth J. Gillihan, PhD

Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most common and most effective types of psychotherapy—but it can still be tricky for younger clients. Seth Gillihan, PhD, talks you through how to adapt this popular modality for successful, kid-friendly sessions.


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.


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