Category: CE Comments

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Expand Your Practice: NP0037 – Session 3

Learn how to leverage your time and energy by distinguishing between having a job and running a business. Join Casey Truffo as she discusses how to increase your income, include new offerings in your practice, and still deliver your therapeutic services.

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.

Expand Your Practice: NP0037 – Session 2

Do you have a “message” about your practice but find it hard to put into words? Do you think that social media websites might help grow your practice? Join Joe Bavonese as he helps you market your practice more effectively in today’s highly technological world.

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.

Expand Your Practice: NP0037 – Session 1

Is your practice stagnating, but you feel like you can’t get out of the rut? Do you wonder how your colleagues are doing so well in a depressed economy? Join Lynn Grodzki as she teaches therapists how to develop therapy-specific business skills a more entrepreneurial mindset.

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.

Meds: Myths and Realities: NP0035 – Bonus Session

As a therapist do you feel like using medication is a one-stop cure-all in the profession? Join Frank Anderson as he shows therapists how to use psychopharmacology in conjunction with therapy by working with clients to recognize their own symptoms, feelings, and biases.

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.

Meds: Myths and Realities: NP0035 – Session 5

What do you do when medications are no longer working for your client? What factors lead you to this conclusion? Join Steven Dubovsky as he explores these issues and helps you to create tools you can use in your practice.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Meds: Myths and Realities: NP0035 – Session 4

Is psychopharmacology a ‘go-to’ in your practice? Join Robert Hedaya as he discusses how to treat the bodily systems that underlay many mental health issues while avoiding medication.

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.

Meds: Myths and Realities: NP0035 – Session 3

Do you feel like you could be a more effective therapist with your younger clients? Do you find it hard to determine when interventions–psychological and pharmacological–might be needed? Join Ron Taffel and learn to identify key diagnostic signs that indicate medications could be helpful when dealing with depression, anxiety, AD/HD, and affective disorders.

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.

Meds: Myths and Realities: NP0035 – Session 2

Do SSRIs and other antidepressants work? What are the controversies involved with prescribing these and do other forms of therapy work better? Join John Preston as we discuss what the latest research tells us about the effectiveness of SSRIs.

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.