Clinical Skills & Experience

If we do not examine and honor the root of the suffering, such as colonization and dehumanization, we will continue to experience the same suffering over and... Read more

Watch Laura Copley, PhD, LPC, author of the brand-new book Loving You is Hurting Me, to learn how to spot a “trauma bond” in your clients and five ways to... Read more

Practice Tools September 1, 2023

Practice Tools: September/October 2023

The best from across the field of psychotherapy . . . on us!

This month’s selection is from Nedra Glover Tawwab’s "Boundaries Flip Chart: A Psychological Tool to Help Clients Set Healthy Limits, Develop Fulfilling... Read more

The Problem With ODD

How Neuroscience Shifts the Conversation

By obscuring the truth about kids’ adaptive responses to stress, the ODD diagnosis interferes with genuine solutions and effective treatment. Read more

The Pursuer–Withdrawer Sexual Dynamic

Addressing the Three Threads of Attachment
Laurie Watson & George Faller

What if we viewed differences in how much two partners want sex as an attachment issue, not one of desire? Read more

Case Study September 1, 2023

Tuning into the Body in Couples Work

Getting to the Root of Core Conflicts

Integrating a somatic focus into couples therapy can help partners address their deeply entrenched stuck points. Read more

Seeking the Autism Diagnosis

The Current Quest for Identity and Community
Rachael Goren

Increasing numbers of young people are wanting the validation of an autism diagnosis, even when assessments reveal they don’t meet the criteria. Read more

A Never-Ending Adjustment Disorder

How Therapists Navigate the Paradox of Diagnosis

A lot can go awry when you identify a person with a disorder—but avoiding diagnosis altogether isn’t always the right solution either. How are therapists... Read more

Magdalini Agrafioti

Is there a way to engage in self-care while in conversation with someone or in session? Learn more about nonviolent communication, a mindful approach to... Read more

When Teens Talk About Suicide

A DBT Approach for Critical Moments

The rise in teen suicidality is frightening, but hospitalization isn’t the only—or even the best—option for treatment. Read more