Clinician Take Care of Thyself! Here’s How.

It’s critically important that, as mental health providers, we practice what we preach. Learn the important steps that you can take now to keep yourself emotionally and physically healthy, so that you can be an effective clinician and a positive role model for your clients.

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How to Keep Clients from Downplaying Their Own Accomplishments in Therapy

Understand why we need to be careful, during therapy, as we listen to clients compare their own accomplishments with those of others. Learn what we can do to counteract our clients’ thinking to keep them from legitimizing their inaccurate feelings of worthlessness.  

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Challenging the Myths of Medication Therapy – Part 2

When warranted, and facilitated by a physician, medication may enable clients to do the work that you want to do with them in the therapy process. Part 2 of this series focuses on medication issues that come into play when discussing the possibility of the following: length of time to be on a medication and...

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Challenging the Myths of Medication Therapy – Part 1

Many clients see taking medication as a sign of weakness. However, taking medication when indicated as part of the therapeutic process, can have a positive effect on your clients’ cognitive functioning. Understand the myths of using medication as a part of therapy so that you can alleviate your clients’ unfounded concerns.

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The Holidays and Self-Destructive Behavior

The holiday season often sparks a time of tremendous vulnerability in clients — when they start to engage in self-destructive behavior. Understand why the holidays may drive people to self-harm, and what you can do to help your client get through this time of year in manageable and healthy ways.

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The Value of Expressive Therapies

Understand the value of incorporating expressive modalities into your work with clients, allowing them to access their traumatic experiences in a safe therapeutic environment.

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Internal vs. External Validation

Understand the difference between internal and external validation, and how to help clients find a balance between the two that will strengthen their self-worth.

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Installing and Enhancing Gratitude

Here’s how you can install and enhance a sense of gratitude into the lives of your clients’, who have a history of trauma and pain.

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How to Respond to Disclosures of Trauma

Here is how you can offer your client a reparative experience in the way that you respond to their painful disclosures of trauma.

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Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors

Lisa discusses her workbook “Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors,” and how mental health clinicians can use it to offer clients ways to communicate the pain they experience, and short circuit the overwhelming thoughts and feelings. Learn about methods that you can use to help clients genuinely feel self-soothed and comforted.

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