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Help Clients Prepare Their Relationship for the Back-to-School Transition

Tips and tools that your clients can use to navigate this transition

Tracy Dalgleish, CPsych

Whether your kids are young, entering high school or leaving for college, back to school is a chaotic, stressful, and exciting time. Dr. Tracy Dalgleish discusses the challenges of transition periods, why you need to build interdependence, and 3 tips for staying connected.


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.


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.”


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.


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.


Top 5 Reasons Why Walk and Talk Therapy is Picking Up Speed

See if this approach aligns with your clients' needs and goals

Jennifer Udler, LCSW-C

Jennifer Udler, LCSW-C, walks us through the benefits of walk and talk therapy and why you should consider adding this form of therapeutic intervention into your practice and forgo the traditional office setting.


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