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Defeating Panic with Reid Wilson

 

Treating Anxiety: The Latest Advances: NP0025 – Session 6

Join Reid Wilson as he explores a step-by-step approach that helps clients shift their relationship with panic so they can overcome their anxiety. By gradually learning to approach, exaggerate, personify, and caricature panic, the client is able override the responses that perpetuate anxiety.


After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

10.23.2012   Posted In: NP0025: Treating Anxiety: Latest Advances   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Parents, Children, and Anxiety: Changing the Family Dance with Lynn Lyons

 

Treating Anxiety: The Latest Advances: NP0025 – Session 5

Learn the 3-step program to help parents and children deal with anxiety. Join Lynn Lyons as she teaches exercises that help normalize anxiety (de-catastrophize it), externalize it (turn the internal state into external metaphors that can be dealt with more readily), and experiment with it (find innovative, playful ways to deal with it).


After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

10.16.2012   Posted In: NP0025: Treating Anxiety: Latest Advances   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Single-Session Cures with Anxiety Problems with Steve Andreas

 

Treating Anxiety: The Latest Advances: NP0025 – Session 4

Learn techniques drawn from Neuro-Linguistic Programming that target the auditory and visual representations that clients make. Join Steve Andreas as he brings about immediate and enduring changes in clients perceptions and feelings as they deal with anxiety.

After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

10.09.2012   Posted In: NP0025: Treating Anxiety: Latest Advances   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Trauma and Healing with Francine Shapiro

 

The Latest Advances in Trauma Treatment: NP0024 – Bonus Session

In this Bonus Session with Francine Shapiro, the originator of EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), she’ll show how this revolutionary treatment can be used to address challenging cases and shorten treatment time.


After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thank you for your participation, and we hope you come away from this course with a clearer understanding of trauma treatment.

10.04.2012   Posted In: NP0024 The Latest Advances in Trauma Treatment: New Perspectives on PTSD   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Interrupting the Anxiety Cycle with Danie Beaulieu

 

Treating Anxiety: The Latest Advances: NP0025 – Session 3

Expand your understanding of the sources for different kinds of anxiety along with your repertoire of interventions. Join Danie Beaulieu as she explores what metaphors, visual images, and multisensory messages you can use to more fully engage clients and achieve greater impact than is possible with purely word-bound communication.


After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

10.02.2012   Posted In: NP0025: Treating Anxiety: Latest Advances   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Trauma and Transformation with Diana Fosha

 

The Latest Advances in Trauma Treatment: NP0024 – Session 6

Discover an attachment-based approach to healing trauma founded in affective neuroscience with Diana Fosha, the developer of Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). Learn how to build a relationship with clients as a trusted “True Other” and enlist clients in a process of dyadic affect regulation that’ll allow the client’s latent resilience to develop.


After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

09.27.2012   Posted In: NP0024 The Latest Advances in Trauma Treatment: New Perspectives on PTSD   By Psychotherapy Networker
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The Neurobiology of Anxiety with Margaret Wehrenberg

 

Treating Anxiety: The Latest Advances: NP0025 – Session 2

Learn how to clearly convey neuroscience information to clients in ways that can have a calming effect and enhance treatment effectiveness. Join Margaret Wehrenberg as she reviews how brain science has allowed therapists to match treatment to the brain structures characterizing anxiety and discusses why it is helpful for clients to have an understanding of neuroscience in treatment.


After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

09.25.2012   Posted In: NP0025: Treating Anxiety: Latest Advances   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Telemental Health in the 21st Century with Marlene Maheu

 

Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas: NP0026 – Session 6

As the final session in the “Handling Today’s Hidden Ethical Dilemmas” series, Marlene Maheu, a leader and pioneer in telehealth, will discuss how to effectively provide online therapy while maintaining ethical boundaries. She’ll explore such tools as Skype, Google, virtual self-help products, and more.


After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

09.21.2012   Posted In: NP0026 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Law, Ethics, and Risk Management with Steven Frankel

 

Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas: NP0026 – Session 5

During this session of “Handling Today’s Hidden Ethical Dilemmas,” you’ll have the opportunity to hear from Steven Frankel, who’s a certified clinical and forensic psychologist as well as an attorney at law. Frankel will discuss the best ways to deliberately avoid the most common ethical dilemmas in order to protect your clients and yourself.


After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

09.21.2012   Posted In: NP0026 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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The Ethics of Termination with William Doherty

 

Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas: NP0026 – Session 4

Learn from veteran therapist William Doherty as he’ll delve into complicated ethical situations by showing video clips from the popular HBO series, “The Sopranos” and “In Treatment” to lead discussions on useful and unbeneficial ways to bring up terminations when clients are no longer benefiting from therapy. Doherty will explain the most common scenarios when termination is—or should be broached—and will go over strategies for initiating termination topic at the right time and in the right way.


After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

09.20.2012   Posted In: NP0026 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Treating the Dissociated Client with Christine Courtois

 

The Latest Advances in Trauma Treatment: NP0024 – Session 5

Explore the distinctive challenges of working with dissociated clients with Christine Courtois, the cofounder of The CENTER: Post-Traumatic Disorders Program in Washington, DC. In this session, you’ll learn practical methods for helping clients with dissociative disorders move beyond their patterns of avoidance so they can process their experiences of trauma, abuse, or loss.


After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

09.20.2012   Posted In: NP0024 The Latest Advances in Trauma Treatment: New Perspectives on PTSD   By Psychotherapy Networker
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The Therapist's Duty to Warn with Clifton Mitchell

 

Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas: NP0026 – Session 3

Join Clifton Mitchell for a practical discussion on the latest legal developments on therapists’ responsibility to handle self-injurious behavior in clients, report abuse or rape, and handle right-to-die issues. Mitchell will delve into significant legal and ethical situations and discuss practical case studies that’ll help you better understand the best ways to deal with these important issues—ethically and legally speaking—in the consulting room.


After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

09.19.2012   Posted In: NP0026 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Motivating the Anxious Client: A Paradoxical Approach with David Burns

 

Treating Anxiety: The Latest Advances: NP0025 – Session 1

Dramatically shorten treatment time and improve clinical effectiveness with a new powerful motivational approach to anxiety and other presenting problems. Join David Burns as he uncovers and dispels resistance to treatment and enhances collaboration between therapist and client.


After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

09.18.2012   Posted In: NP0025: Treating Anxiety: Latest Advances   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Ethics in the Digital Age with Ofer Zur

 

Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas: NP0026 – Session 2

How has digital technology changed the ethical challenges practitioners face in the consulting room? Join psychologist Ofer Zur in this practical discussion of the new ethical trials that exist due to new technologies such as email, social media platforms, the Internet, cell phones, and more. Zur will break down the new issues and provide suggestions as to what therapists should do in order to best handle these ethical quandaries.


After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

09.18.2012   Posted In: NP0026 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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21st-Century Ethical Dilemmas with Mary Jo Barrett

 

Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas: NP0026 – Session 1

Welcome to New Perspectives on Practice: Handling Today’s Hidden Ethical Dilemmas. This practical and thought-provoking series with leading experts on ethical practice will explore current ethical guidelines for therapists. The first session with Mary Jo Barrett will delve into how to reconcile boundary maintenance and will cover why peer supervision and consultation are vital to ethical therapy, plus many issues that are consistently confusing for clinicians.


After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

09.17.2012   Posted In: NP0026 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Trauma in Context with Kenneth V. Hardy

 

The Latest Advances in Trauma Treatment: NP0024 – Session 4

Discover the relevance of trauma issues like family dynamics, poverty, and racism with Kenneth V. Hardy, the director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships. In this session, you’ll learn how to broaden your clinical frame of reference to address the sociocultural factors that can keep traumatized clients stuck.


After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

09.13.2012   Posted In: NP0024 The Latest Advances in Trauma Treatment: New Perspectives on PTSD   By CNDexter
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The Body in Trauma Work with Pat Ogden

 

The Latest Advances in Trauma Treatment: NP0024 – Session 3

Learn how to help trauma clients create a “somatic narrative” with Pat Ogden, the founder and director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute in Boulder, Colorado. Discover how helping clients gain greater awareness of their bodies and creating a somatic narrative will help them work through experiences and distressing emotions that may be otherwise inaccessible to them cognitively.

After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

09.06.2012   Posted In: NP0024 The Latest Advances in Trauma Treatment: New Perspectives on PTSD   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Riding the Wave: Harnessing the Power of Emotion with Kathryn Rheem

 

Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?: NP0022 – Bonus Session 2

Discover with Kathryn Rheem how to respond effectively when clients express strong feelings in session. Based on Emotionally Focused Therapy, you’ll explore attunement and how to use your own emotions to help clients move beyond attachment injuries.

After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

09.04.2012   Posted In: NP0022 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Reshaping the Trauma Narrative with Donald Meichenbaum

 

The Latest Advances in Trauma Treatment: NP0024 – Session 2

Discover how the stories clients tell about a trauma event shape their experience of it with Donald Meichenbaum, a founder of Cognitive Behavioral Modification and an expert in the treatment of PTSD. You’ll learn how to help clients create a more positive, “untold” story, the significance of resilience in healing, and how to help clients enhance their cognitive, emotional, physical, and behavioral resilience.

After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

08.30.2012   Posted In: NP0024 The Latest Advances in Trauma Treatment: New Perspectives on PTSD   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Using Mindfulness to Accept Emotionality: Deepening the Moment with Diana Fosha

 

The Emotion Revolution: NP0023 – Session 6

Explore how to use mindfulness and meta-processing to help clients witness and accept, rather than avoid, their emotional processes. Learn from Diana Fosha, the developer of Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and director of the AEDP Institute, how to understand the role of mindfulness and meta-processing in helping clients accept their emotions, how to define "glimmers of growth" and the importance of growth with clients who have experienced trauma, and how to explain the significance of helping clients learn how to stay in the present moment.


If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

08.29.2012   Posted In: NP0023 The Emotion Revolution: Harnessing Mind, Body and Soul in the Consulting Room   By Psychotherapy Networker
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The Logic of Eroticism with Marty Klein

 

Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?: NP0022 – Bonus Session 1

Join Marty Klein, a marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist, us for a candid discussion about the assumptions that both clients and therapists often share that can get in the way of improving couples’ sexual relationships.

After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

08.28.2012   Posted In: NP0022 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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The Five Essential Ingredients of Effective Trauma Treatment with Mary Jo Barrett

 

The Latest Advances in Trauma Treatment: NP0024 – Session 1

Welcome to "The Latest Advances in Trauma Treatment: New Perspectives on PTSD." This series will explore the clinical implications of the latest advances from attachment, development, and neurobiological research and how to effectively apply them with clients. What’s the best way to structure treatment with trauma clients? How can therapists help clients reshape their trauma narrative? How can clinicians effectively tailor therapy to meet clients’ needs in the context of trauma? Discover the answers to these questions and much more.

In this first session with Mary Jo Barrett, the founder and director of the Center for Contextual Change, she’ll explain what she’s identified as the five essential ingredients to effective trauma work, through the lens of a structured, collaborative method of working with clients.

After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

08.22.2012   Posted In: NP0024 The Latest Advances in Trauma Treatment: New Perspectives on PTSD   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Healing the Angry Brain with Ron Potter-Efron

 

The Emotion Revolution: NP0023 – Session 5

Dealing with an angry client can be a frustrating roadblock in therapy. Learn from Ron Potter-Efron, author of Healing The Angry Brain, about different types of anger, how to assess coping strategies for your client, and how to use those powerful emotions to the benefit of both the therapist and client. After the session, please let us know what you think.

If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

08.22.2012   Posted In: NP0023 The Emotion Revolution: Harnessing Mind, Body and Soul in the Consulting Room   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Taking Off the Masks: Truth-Telling in Couples Work with David Schnarch

 

Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?: NP0022 – Session 6

Hear an unconventional perspective on couples therapy from David Schnarch, who believes that the best way to help couples is to challenge partners to change their individual behaviors and attitudes. Schnarch’s direct, upfront approach to helping clients will illustrate a different viewpoint on effective couples therapy.

After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

08.21.2012   Posted In: NP0022 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Our Brain's Negativity Bias: Taking in the Good with Rick Hanson

 

The Emotion Revolution: NP0023 - Session 4

In this session, you'll learn why positive emotions are often an underutilized resource in treatment and why people are vulnerable to negative biases. With Rick Hanson, you'll explore the benefits of helping clients internalize positive emotions.


After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant. These comment boards will be a valuable way to share your thoughts, opinions, and questions throughout the series. If you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

08.15.2012   Posted In: NP0023 The Emotion Revolution: Harnessing Mind, Body and Soul in the Consulting Room   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Angry Women, Withdrawn Men: Breaking Through in Couples Therapy with Jette Simon

 

Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?: NP0022 – Session 5

Explore this classic dynamic of couples therapy—an angry woman and a withdrawn man—that’s often confusing for therapists, with couples therapist Jette Simon. Learn more about what’s behind the feelings of anger and the behavior of withdrawing, and how clinicians can more effectively work with shame and fear of disconnection.


After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

08.14.2012   Posted In: NP0022 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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When Your Client Cries with Jay Efran

 

The Emotion Revolution: NP0023 – Session 3

Discover how the latest findings on the psychobiology of crying can help you harness a client’s tears in session to engage with, understand, and regulate their emotions. Professor of psychology Jay Efran, who coauthored a compelling article on the topic in our May/June 2012 issue, discusses the practical do’s and don’ts of what to do when your client cries. Read the article here.

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant. These comment boards will be a valuable way to share your thoughts, opinions, and questions throughout the series. If you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

08.08.2012   Posted In: NP0023 The Emotion Revolution: Harnessing Mind, Body and Soul in the Consulting Room   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Confidentiality, Secrets, and How to Deal with Affairs with Esther Perel

 

Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?: NP0022 – Session 4

 

Is it possible to rebuild trust and intimacy in a couple’s relationship after a partner has had an affair? How can therapists help? Hear from Esther Perel, author of the international bestseller Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence, on how to help couples after an infidelity and the role that cultural perspectives have in this emotional situation.

After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org. 

08.07.2012   Posted In: NP0022 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Bringing the Felt Sense into Psychotherapy with Joan Klagsburn

 

The Emotion Revolution: NP0023 – Session 2

 

Learn how to use the Focusing method to help clients talk about from their feelings rather than about them. Joan Klagsbrun, who’s pioneered the field of the Focusing method, discusses how to deepen the client’s lived experience by forming an intimate connection with their inner knowing that hasn’t yet been formed into words or thoughts.

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant. If you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

08.01.2012   Posted In: NP0023 The Emotion Revolution: Harnessing Mind, Body and Soul in the Consulting Room   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Helping Couples with Different Divorce Agendas with William Doherty

 

Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?: NP0022 – Session 3

What happens when partners in couples therapy have two different agendas in mind? Hear from expert William Doherty on this little spoken about topic. Learn how Discernment Counseling, an approach that helps couples clarify their feelings about the next step in their relationship, can help both clients and therapists.

After the session, please let us know what you think. What’s your experience with mixed-agenda couples in therapy? What questions remain for you now? Let us know what you think.

If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

07.31.2012   Posted In: NP0022 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Treating Clients with Borderline Personality Disorder

 

The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy: NP0021 - Session 6

How do you work with borderline personality disorder clients without lapsing into feelings of defensiveness? Richard Schwartz, originator of the Internal Family Systems model, describes working with borderline personality disorder clients who are preoccupied with protecting their vulnerable inner “parts” and can respond to mental health treatment with anger, impulsiveness, and aggressiveness.

Please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant in this session and about the entire series. What do you feel most connected to? What questions remain for you?

As always, if you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

07.26.2012   Posted In: NP0021 The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Harnessing the Power of Emotion with Susan Johnson

 

The Emotion Revolution: NP0023 – Session 1

Welcome to “The Emotion Revolution: Harnessing Mind, Body and Soul in the Consulting Room.” In this series, leading innovators in the field will explore how therapists can work more deeply and usefully with emotions in the consulting room---our own and the clients’. Each session will uncover different methods and techniques you can use to better utilize emotion in session.

In this first session with Susan Johnson, one of the developers of Emotionally Focused Therapy, you’ll discover methods to work more experientially with volatile emotions in the consulting room by delving into the client’s deeper attachment issues. You’ll learn to help clients achieve a more profound and enduring level of healing without resorting to controlling or distancing a client’s potentially explosive emotions. You can take a look at her compelling article on the same topic in our May/June 2012 issue, "The Power of Emotion in Therapy" here.

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant. These comment boards will be a valuable way to share your thoughts, opinions, and questions throughout the series. If you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.



07.24.2012   Posted In: NP0023 The Emotion Revolution: Harnessing Mind, Body and Soul in the Consulting Room   By Psychotherapy Networker
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The Choreography of Healing with Hedy Schleifer

 

Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?: NP0022 – Session 2

How can therapists most effectively work with emotion in the consulting room—particularly when it comes to couples therapy? Learn with internationally known couples therapist Hedy Schleifer how to help create a nourishing connection between partners, define a role as therapist-as-guide, and much more. Schleifer, who’s pioneered the training of Imago Relationship therapists internationally, will go into how to use this theory in practice and how to best work with emotions.  

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant, to ask any questions you have of the presenter or your colleagues, or to share any experiences. As always, if you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

07.24.2012   Posted In: NP0022 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Attachment Issues: Embracing Disowned Parts with Janina Fisher

 

The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy: NP0021 --- Session 5

Discover how to join with self-loathing clients who are so filled with feelings of shame and worthlessness that they find little benefit from the therapeutic relationship. Janina Fisher, who lectures and writes about integrating neuroscience research and body-centered approaches into psychotherapy, guides the viewer on how to help clients heal their attachment issues and gain self-compassion and acceptance.

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant, to ask any questions you have of the presenter or your colleagues, or to share any experiences. As always, if you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

 
07.19.2012   Posted In: NP0021 The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Overcoming Our Fears with Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson

 

Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?: NP0022 – Session 1 

Welcome to our “Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?” This exciting series, back by popular demand, is based on our November/December 2011 issue on this topic and will explore the challenges of couples work.

What are the most effective strategies in working with couples? How can therapists structure therapy—particularly in the early sessions—so that couples leave with a sense of hope, rather than frustration? Can working with individuals who have serious issues in their relationships actually be detrimental to them? Find out the answers to these questions and much more. In this first session with expert couples therapists Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson, the creators of the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, you’ll find out why clinicians often avoid working with couples and how you can better prepare yourself for couples therapy work.

Throughout the series, a Comment Board after each session will be available. The Comment Boards are a way for participants to share thoughts and reflections about what was most interesting and to ask questions of the presenters and of each other. We invite and encourage you to use these Comment Boards as a forum for thought and to continue the conversation sparked by each session. After listening to this first session, please just take a few minutes to share what you think. What was most striking about this session? What questions do you have?  

Thank you so much for your participation, and welcome to this relevant and important series. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org. 

 

 

07.17.2012   Posted In: NP0022 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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How to Avoid Resistance in Therapy with Clifton Mitchell

 

The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy: NP0021 - Session 4

Learn how to sidestep common clinical mistakes that promote resistance, and ways to overcome resistance if it does occur. Professor and author of Effective Techniques for Dealing with Highly Resistant Clients, Clifton Mitchell describes the best approaches to circumvent resistance, from clarifying goals, slowing down the pace, and helping clients find emotionally compelling reasons to change.

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant, to ask any questions you have of the presenter or your colleagues, or to share any experiences. As always, if you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

07.12.2012   Posted In: NP0021 The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Men and Depression with Holly Sweet

 

Men in Therapy: NP0020 - Session 6

Discover the different ways men and woman experience depression, with psychologist and co-director of the Cambridge Center for Gender Relations, Holly Sweet. Learn how to use a more task-oriented, coaching approach to work with men who are unwilling to ask for help with their depression, accept medications, or express vulnerable emotions.

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant, to ask any questions you have of the presenter or your colleagues, or to share any experiences. As always, if you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

07.10.2012   Posted In: NP0020 Men in Therapy: What Clinicians Need to Know   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Treating the Narcissistic Client with Wendy Behary

 

The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy: NP0021 - Session 3

Explore a treatment plan for clients with narcissistic personality disorder that helps you maintain compassion while achieving leverage. Wendy Behary, author of Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed, teaches how to use tactical confrontation, cognitive restructuring, behavioral therapy and skills training, experiential psychotherapy, and more.

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant, to ask any questions you have of the presenter or your colleagues, or to share any experiences. As always, if you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

07.05.2012   Posted In: NP0021 The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Men and Intimacy: A Relational Approach with Patrick Dougherty

 

Men in Therapy: NP0020 - Session 5

Learn how to open men up to intimacy through a mind/body/heart approach. Psychologist and qigong teacher Patrick Dougherty teaches how to connect therapeutically with men and to challenge them to find the value of and capacity for intimate relationships.

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant, to ask any questions you have of the presenter or your colleagues, or to share any experiences. As always, if you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

07.03.2012   Posted In: NP0020 Men in Therapy: What Clinicians Need to Know   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Customizing Mental Health Treatment with John Norcross

 

Challenging Issues: NP0021 – Session 2

 

Discover an assessment protocol to identify six personal characteristics that’ll allow you to customize treatment to match clients’ needs. Distinguished professor of psychology and clinical psychologist John Norcross explores how to identify these personal characteristics to achieve more effective treatment.  

 

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant, to ask any questions you have of the presenter or your colleagues, or to share any experiences. As always, if you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.
06.28.2012   Posted In: NP0021 The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Overcoming Resistance in Male Clients with Terry Real

 

Men in Therapy: NP0020 - Session 2

Learn how to get through to resistant male clients by avoiding the potential pitfalls of therapeutic neutrality. Renowned family therapist Terry Real, the founder of the Relational Life Institute, explores how to deal with male clients by highlighting the negative consequences of their resistance, and challenging them to change their behavior by “joining through the truth.”

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant, to ask any questions you have of the presenter or your colleagues, or to share any experiences. As always, if you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

06.26.2012   Posted In: NP0020 Men in Therapy: What Clinicians Need to Know   By Psychotherapy Networker
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When Therapy Stalls with William Doherty

 

The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy: NP0021 - Session 1

Welcome to “The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy…And How Therapists Can Overcome Them.” In this series, leading innovators in the field will explore specific kinds of cases and clients that can stump even veteran therapists—narcissists, resistant clients, individuals with borderline personality disorder, and more. Each session will focus on concrete, practical strategies that’ll help you when facing these kinds of difficult cases.

In this first session, marriage and family therapist William Doherty highlights some techniques to follow when a client isn’t following the treatment plan, continues to follow a self-destructive path, or simply isn’t making progress. Learn how to avoid sounding like a disappointed parent or threatening to abandon the client when therapy stalls.

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant, to ask any questions you have of the presenter or your colleagues, or to share any experiences. If you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

06.21.2012   Posted In: NP0021 The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Cyber Intimacy and Cyber Solitude with Sherry Turkle

 

Parenting Skills: Bonus Session – NP0019

Consider the enormous psychological and cultural impact of today’s digital technologies on children, adolescents, parents, and society in this enlightening address with renowned MIT psychologist Sherry Turkle. You’ll discover that our smartphones, laptops, tablets, social media sites, and other electronic gadgets have a deeper impact on us as individuals, families, and society at large than we might have previously realized.

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant, to ask any questions you have of the presenter or your colleagues, or to share any experiences. What were the most important or interesting takeaways from this series for you, professionally or personally? As always, if you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

06.20.2012   Posted In: NP0019 Parenting Skills: All You Need to Help Families Today   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Defusing Male Shame with David Wexler

 

Men in Therapy: NP0020 - Session 3

Discover why men avoid emotional confrontations because of their inherent fear of shame. David Wexler, who specializes in the treatment of relationships in conflict, describes how to develop a therapeutic relationship based on straightforward guidance and “guy talk,” rather than ambiguous “therapy-speak.”

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant, to ask any questions you have of the presenter or your colleagues, or to share any experiences. As always, if you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

06.19.2012   Posted In: NP0020 Men in Therapy: What Clinicians Need to Know   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Parenting with the Brain in Mind with Dan Siegel

 

Parenting Skills: Session 7 – NP0019

Explore with renowned clinician Dan Siegel how applying the latest advances in the neuroscience of child development to clinical practice can have practical implications for parents and families. You’ll discover how therapists can help parents raise calmer, happier children by teaching kids to think and listen before reacting, shifting their emotional states through physical activities, and paying attention to their left brain story-telling.

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant, to ask any questions you have of the presenter or your colleagues, or to share any experiences. As always, if you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.


06.13.2012   Posted In: NP0019 Parenting Skills: All You Need to Help Families Today   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Men and Sexuality: Challenging the Myths with Esther Perel

 

Men in Therapy: NP0020 - Session 4

Explore the poorly understood world of male sexuality by challenging some of the pervasive myths about men and their “nonrelational” attitude toward sex. Esther Perel, author of Mating in Captivity and specialist in sexuality and couples relationships, ascribes practical tools for helping men examine their own sexual blueprint.

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant, to ask any questions you have of the presenter or your colleagues, or to share any experiences. As always, if you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

06.12.2012   Posted In: NP0020 Men in Therapy: What Clinicians Need to Know   By Psychotherapy Networker
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The Kids Skills Approach with Ben Furman

 

Parenting Skills: Session 6 – NP0019

Teach parents a new way to praise and encourage their children while getting them to comply and overcome difficulties by shifting the focus from “problems” to helping kids gain meaningful new skills. In this approach, parents will take on the role of guides and cheerleaders and children will gain confidence in themselves. Ben Furman, psychiatrist and trainer of solution-focused psychotherapy, will explore this method and take you through case studies.

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant, to ask any questions you have of the presenter or your colleagues, or to share any experiences. As always, if you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

06.06.2012   Posted In: NP0019 Parenting Skills: All You Need to Help Families Today   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Male-Friendly Psychotherapy with Pat Love

 

Men in Therapy: NP0020--Session 1

Welcome to “Men in Therapy: What Clinicians Need to Know.” In this series, leading innovators in the field will delve into the latest research on gender differences and discuss practical ways to make therapy more inviting and helpful for male clients.

In this first session with couples and family specialist Pat Love, you’ll discover how to work with men in therapy by appealing to their logical side with fact-based, practical approaches. You’ll learn how applying brain science to gender differences can open up resistant male clients, and help opposite-sex partners better understand each other’s world.

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant. These comment boards will be a valuable way to share your thoughts, opinions, and questions throughout the series. If you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

06.05.2012   Posted In: NP0020 Men in Therapy: What Clinicians Need to Know   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0018, Smarter Therapist, Bonus, Don Meichenbaum

 

Don Meichenbaum, the founder of Cognitive Behavioral Modification, will lead you in this Bonus Session, “What Expert Therapists Do” on learning how to master the core tasks of psychotherapy and how to enhance your practice and expertise using web-based training procedures. Discover how to use new computer technology as an adjunctive tool in the psychotherapeutic relationship to improve your outcome and better help your clients. 

We encourage you to take a few minutes after this session to comment on what you’ve learned from this presentation, and from the course as a whole. What was most striking or most relevant to you? What questions do you have? As always, if you ever have any technical issues, just email support@psychotherapynetworker.org for help!
 

06.04.2012   Posted In: NP0018 Becoming a Smarter Therapist   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Overprotective Parenting with Michael Ungar

 

Parenting Skills: NP0019 – Session 5

Explore the effects that overprotective parenting can have on children with Michael Ungar, director of the Resilience Research Center and author of 11 books for therapists and children. Discover how parents can best offer children opportunities to experience risk and responsibility while ensuring their safety and give them boundaries without suffocating them, increasing their anxiety, or reinforcing their need for rebellion.

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant, to ask any questions you have of the presenter or your colleagues, or to share any experiences. As always, if you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

05.30.2012   Posted In: NP0019 Parenting Skills: All You Need to Help Families Today   By Psychotherapy Networker
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