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Navigating the Unresolved: Transforming Grief by Addressing Unfulfilled Hopes and Lingering Regrets

Kate Truitt, PhD, MBA

When someone we love dies, they take their expectations, wishes, and hopes with them, and this leaves a heavy weight on grieving clients. Learn to lighten their journey with this healing exercise from grief expert Dr. Kate Truitt.

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How Can You Use the Principles of Therapy to Further Your Anti-Racism Journey?

Effective anti-racist allyship goes beyond a trendy label or vague aspiration. It requires that you embody one of the core principles from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT): You must do what works, even when it is uncomfortable or unpleasant. In these difficult moments, the DEAR ALLY skill can help you embody the qualities of true allyship and encourage you to persevere along your anti-racism journey.

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3 Tips for Introducing Kids to Therapy Using the A.C.E. Approach

Andrea Dorn, MSW, LISW-CP

Therapist and author, Andrea Dorn, MSW, LISW-CP shares her top 3 tips on how to introduce kids to therapy using the A.C.E. approach. Plus, a read-a-long of her new and highly acclaimed children's book, ‘Welcome to Therapy: A Mindful Introduction to Counseling for Kids.’

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Yes, It’s Uncomfortable to Call Out Racism, and Yes, You Can Do It Anyway

Calling out racism in practice can feel overwhelming. You might feel afraid that you’ll say the wrong thing or damage your relationships. The CALL OUT skill takes the guess work out of the practice, allowing you to challenge racism in interpersonal contexts intentionally, clearly, and with an increased sense of self-efficacy. It also supports and validates BIPOC by letting them know you bear witness to the racism they experience.

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How to Adapt CBT and Mindfulness Skills for Young Clients

Seth J. Gillihan, PhD

Watch this video as Dr. Seth Gillihan, a psychologist and anxiety specialist, shares valuable insights on helping kids communicate their emotions, introducing them to CBT, and adapting CBT and mindfulness techniques for young clients.

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Navigating the Path to Therapy: 5 Tips for Parents to Discuss Therapy with Their Child

Andrea Dorn, MSW, LISW-CP

For children, starting something new can be scary, and therapy is no exception. Mom and therapist Andrea Dorn has the tips for how to navigate this discussion with your children and teens!

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Nurturing the Caregiver: A Guide to Parent Self-Care

Andrea Dorn, MSW, LISW-CP

Time for yourself, as a parent, should never be a luxury—it’s a necessity. Andrea Dorn, MSW, LISW-CP shows us how to best take care of ourselves, which, in turn, will help support our kids!

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Practices to Help Relationships Heal, Grow & Thrive

Alexandra Solomon, Ph.D.

Alexandra Solomon, PhD, shares her hope for Relational Self-Awareness. Plus, FREE downloadable daily practices from her book Love Every Day.

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Sunshine, Screen-time, and Serotonin: Creating a Balance for Healthy Bodies and Brains

Lauren Mosback, LPC

Screen-time for children is at an all-time high. It’s more important than ever to develop a balance in our kids’ routines—including adding more time out in the fresh air!

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Top 5 Tips for Getting Kids Outdoors

Lauren Mosback, LPC

Lauren Mosback, LPC, NCC gives us her greatest tips on getting your kids away from the screens and out into nature!

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