When Words Fail – Using Words

Ever experienced a roadblock in therapy with a client when asking important questions? Drawing can be incredibly valuable tool to help clients express and articulate what they’re feeling. Get to know how you can invite your client to illustrate their emotions through the lines, shapes, and color.  

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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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Therapists as Loving ‘Mirrors’

Learn about the clinical benefits of pausing the work, asking permission and reflecting back for the client what you hear or observe during a session.

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Digital Technology Parenting and Attachment

Now more than ever with kids being homeschooled, staying in place, and more disconnected from peers and outside activities, clinicians need to ask questions about excessive video gaming and the use of digital technology. Learn how this can impact attachment and why it’s important for therapists to bring it up in therapy.

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The Power of Mandalas

Learn why this expressive modality can have such a profound impact on affect regulation, while helping to keep clients in the optimum window of arousal.

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Assessing for Family of Dysfunction Origin

In order to better understand clients’ destructive behaviors, distorted cognitions, or shame-based, negative affect, clinicians understand the importance of putting clients’ “symptoms” and struggles in a historical context. Learn three important trauma informed questions that will help to safely shed light on clients’ family-of-origin experiences.  

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Intellectualizations vs. Emotional Connection

Learn why many clients present trauma-based experiences with emotional detachment and the importance of not pathologizing this in treatment.

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Guilt vs. Shame: The Fundamental Differences

Understand the difference between guilt and shame.

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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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Clinician Take Care of Thyself! Here’s How.

It’s critically important that, as mental health providers, we practice what we preach.

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