Understanding the Dynamics of Intimate Partner Violence and Coercive Control

Approximately 1 in 4 adult women and 1 in 7 adult men report having experienced severe physical violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Assessing for Healthy Self-Care in Times of Stress

April is Stress Awareness Month and it’s a good time to revisit the need to assess for and encourage healthy self-care.  Given all the ongoing stressors in the world it’s...

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Increasing Self-Compassion

Do you have clients that speak negatively about themselves? Learn about external resources that you can suggest to help your clients discover kinder ways to think about oneself and speak...

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It Makes Sense Given Where You’ve Come From

Why it makes sense that trauma survivors engage in destructive behaviors after they’ve experienced their trauma. And how depathalogizing and normalizing their behaviors can help.

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Working With Clients’ Dissociation

Is dissociation an issue for some of your clients? Do they tend to zone out during sessions? Watch this video to discover why this might happen, and learn ways that you...

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Why Does That Kid Keep Jumping Out of His Seat?

I recently had the privilege of providing a series of trainings to educators across Canada.  My focus was to help teachers, school counselors, and administrators understand the impact that dysfunctional family...

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Understanding Traumatic Transference

You probably remember the Freudian concept of transference from your Psych 101 class. Clients assume the therapist will think, feel, and behave in ways that replicate their earlier experiences with...

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The Cycle of Self-Harm

Learn about a template for psycho-education and intervention that helps clients organically let go of their self-destructive behaviors..

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Reaching Adolescence: How Much Guidance do Teens Really Need?

I think there is a common belief within our culture that as kids evolve into adolescence they need less and less guidance and supervision.  After all, their primary developmental milestone...

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Challenging The ‘Borderline’ Diagnosis

Why “Borderline Personality Disorder” is a death sentence in the mental health community.  Please keep an open mind as you watch this video to learn why.

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