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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How Our Understanding of Trauma Shapes Us

Dive into how prevalent trauma really is, and how it can manifest in the present where we least expect it. We also hear Lisa's advice on what to watch for when prior trauma may be bubbling below the surface, and how to better cope with our unique experiences.

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Spotlighting Sexual Assault Awareness Month

When "Take Back The Night" was first launched, I knew that something important to help victims of sexual abuse was beginning to take shape.

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Using CARESS to Work with Self-Destructive Behaviors

Many adolescent and adult clients with histories of trauma, abuse, neglect and other pain narratives are vulnerable to using self-destructive behaviors to self-soothe or dissociate from unresolved pain. By incorporating CARESS into the therapeutic process, you can give clients meaningful things to do when they get the impulse to self-harm.

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Trauma, Eating Disorders, and Other Self-Destructive Behaviors

I was delighted to participate in a podcast with Jodie Gale, a clinician practicing in Australia who is passionate about promoting healing, self-development, and spiritual growth for women. In this...

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The Importance of Trauma Informed Assessments

Many years ago, when I was in graduate school, I was taught the assessment phase of treatment should take place in the first one to three sessions, followed by six...

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Connecting Trauma and Spirituality

Learn why it’s important to view clients through a bio-psychosocial and spiritual lens, and how to how to assess for spiritual resources.

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Coronavirus: Navigating Anxious Times – Coping strategies to keep your anxiety above the curve.

Understandably, these are anxious times, as information about the coronavirus spreads throughout the U.S. and the world, people are experiencing varying degrees of worry and trepidation. Anxiety is often triggered by an event or situation that is inherently stressful, or has uncertainty attached to it.

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Unconditional Positive Regard & Pets for Clients With Trauma

Pets can bring an amazing reparative experience to clients who've endured trauma.

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When Clients are Traumatized by Clergy Sexual Abuse

One of the great blessings in my career is the opportunity I’m given to travel to other parts of the world to train mental health professionals. I just returned from...

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