Practice Tools

Practice Tools: March/April 2023

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

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March/April 2023
Practice Tools: March/April 2023

From the March/April 2023 Issue of Psychotherapy Networker Magazine

The best therapeutic tools from across the field of psychotherapy…on us! Practice Tools is a carefully curated collection of therapeutic interventions that are suitable to use with a variety of clients, easy to integrate with other treatment approaches, simple to follow (no hours of training required!), and completely free.

This month’s selection is from Paris Goodyear-Brown’s new book, Big Behaviors in Small Containers. Changing maladaptive behaviors is difficult but it doesn’t have to be. Once you understand how change happens in the brain, you will find that the pathway to healthy behavior is within reach. In this practice tool, you’ll get detailed instructions and an engaging handout that will help you teach your clients an effective way to create healthy new behaviors that lasts. You’ll discover:

  • An easy, fun way to teach your clients how behavior change happens in the brain
  • How to help your clients identify the right behavior change goal for them
  • How to help clients break down their goal into smaller, achievable steps to make working towards their big goal more manageable

Paris Goodyear-Brown

Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S, is the creator of TraumaPlay, a flexibly sequential play therapy model for treating trauma and attachment disturbances in family systems. She’s the executive director of the TraumaPlay Institute, the clinical director of Nurture House, an adjunct instructor of psychiatric mental health at Vanderbilt University, and an EMDRIA-approved EMDR consultant. She’s authored multiple chapters and articles as well as 12 books, including Parents as Partners in Child Therapy: A Clinician’s Guide and Big Behaviors in Small Containers.