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How Therapists Can Support Parents and Children Impacted by Mass Shootings

Dafna Lender • 10/3/2022

When senseless tragedy turns a child's world upside down, parents are looking for mental health support for the whole family.

Daily Blog
Copyright:
5/18/2022
Authors:
MARGARET BLAUSTEIN, PHD
 
DAFNA LENDER, LCSW
 
LOU BERGHOLZ, PHD
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Awakening the Playful Self

A Depressed Client Rediscovers Connection

Dafna Lender • 5/10/2022

Most therapies are missing out on a fundamental tool for healing when they ignore the power of feeling playful embodiment with others. To help our clients grow into their fullest selves, we can do more than mitigate negative or enervating thoughts.

Magazine Article
How to Get Uncooperative Parents on Board
Copyright:
2/8/2022
Author:
DAFNA LENDER, LCSW
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Copyright:
12/29/2021
Authors:
DAVID KESSLER, MA, RN, FACHE
 
DANIEL J SIEGEL, MD
 
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, MD
 
CLAUDIA BLACK, PHD
 
JOHN M. GOTTMAN, PHD
 
JULIE SCHWARTZ GOTTMAN, PHD
 
JANINA FISHER, PH.D.
 
LESLIE KORN, PHD, MPH, LMHC, ACS, RPP, NTP, NCBTMB
 
TERRENCE REAL, LICSW
 
STEPHEN PORGES, PHD
 
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PHD
 
SUSAN JOHNSON, EDD
 
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
LINDA GRAHAM, MFT
 
RICHARD SEARS, PSYD, PHD, MBA, ABPP
 
JOE KORT, PHD, LMSW
 
BRITT H RATHBONE, LCSW-C, ACSW, BCD, CGP
 
MARY JO BARRETT, MSW
 
GABOR MATÉ, MD
 
TAMMY NELSON, PHD
 
JONAH PAQUETTE, PSY.D.
 
COURTNEY ARMSTRONG, LPC, MHSP
 
LISA FERENTZ, LCSW-C, DAPA
 
FRANK ANDERSON, MD
 
KENNETH V. HARDY, PHD
 
IAN KERNER, PHD, LMFT
 
EDWARD HALLOWELL, MD
 
CATHERINE PITTMAN, PHD, HSPP
 
DAFNA LENDER, LCSW
 
DAVID TREADWAY, PH.D.
 
LYNN LYONS, LICSW
 
SUZANNE IASENZA, PHD
 
DAVID JOBES, PHD, ABPP
 
ALEXANDRA SOLOMON, PHD
 
MICHAEL MITHOEFER, MD
 
DEANY LALIOTIS, LICSW
 
JAMES L. FURROW, PHD
 
DEB DANA, LCSW, LICSW
 
GEORGE FALLER, LMFT
 
PETER FRAENKEL, PHD
 
HOWARD SCHUBINER, MD
 
SABRINA N'DIAYE, PHD, LCSW-C
 
KENNETH CARTER, PHD, ABPP
 
MANUELA MISCHKE-REEDS, MA, LMFT, CHT
 
ELLIOTT CONNIE, MA, LPC
 
ANDREW TATARSKY PHD
 
CANDICE RICHARDSON DICKENS, LCPC-S, LCADC-S, CCTP, MAC
 
STEPHEN SNYDER, MD
 
SHADEEN FRANCIS, LMFT
 
DERAN YOUNG, LCSW
 
JADA MCCRAY, LCSW-C
 
NOAH GARCIA, MA, LPC-S, NCC
 
ABI BLAKESLEE, SEP, CMT, MFT, PHD
 
MEG JAY, PHD
 
JENNIFER UDLER, LCSW-C
 
RAMANI DURVASULA, PHD, LCP
 
JULIANE TAYLOR SHORE, LMFT, LPC
 
LAURA COPLEY, PHD, LPC
 
JOHN J RATEY, MD
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Deep Healing of attachment trauma, PTSD, racial trauma, and more
Copyright:
12/27/2021
Authors:
TERRENCE REAL, LICSW
 
STEPHEN PORGES, PHD
 
PETER A. LEVINE, PHD
 
FRANK ANDERSON, MD
 
DAFNA LENDER, LCSW
 
SABRINA N'DIAYE, PHD, LCSW-C
 
MANUELA MISCHKE-REEDS, MA, LMFT, CHT
 
MONNICA T. WILLIAMS, PHD, ABPP
 
ABI BLAKESLEE, SEP, CMT, MFT, PHD
 
JULIANE TAYLOR SHORE, LMFT, LPC
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Practical Application to Build Safety, Create Attachment & Develop Connection
Copyright:
10/24/2021
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DAFNA LENDER, LCSW
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Case Study

Doing Our Own Work Differently: An EMDR Portal to Our Clients’ Healing

Dafna Lender • 9/7/2021

How stepping outside our comfort zone when doing our own work can change therapy for our clients.

Magazine Article
Techniques for Reparative Work in Family Trauma
Copyright:
8/4/2021
Author:
DAFNA LENDER, LCSW
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8/4/2021
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STEPHANIE M SARKIS, PHD, NCC, DCMHS, LMHC
 
MARGARET M. DAWSON, EDD, NCSP
 
DANIEL J SIEGEL, MD
 
VARLEISHA GIBBS, PHD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS
 
STEPHEN PORGES, PHD
 
GABOR MATÉ, MD
 
MONA M DELAHOOKE, PHD
 
DAFNA LENDER, LCSW
 
LYNN LYONS, LICSW
 
DAVID JOBES, PHD, ABPP
 
LISA WEED PHIFER, DED, NCSP
 
LAURA SIBBALD, MA, CCC-SLP, ASDCS, CYMHS
 
NICHOLAS KARDARAS, PHD, LCSW-R
 
ASHLEY ROSE, LCSW, LSSW
 
KATE SAMPLE, MA, LPC, CYMHS
 
CARMEN JIMENEZ-PRIDE, LCSW, LISW-CP, ERYT, RCYT, RPT-S
 
ANA GOMEZ, MC, LPC
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Copyright:
5/18/2022
Authors:
MARGARET BLAUSTEIN, PHD
 
DAFNA LENDER, LCSW
 
LOU BERGHOLZ, PHD
Product:
POS058913
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$149.99 USD     $74.99 USD
How to Get Uncooperative Parents on Board
Copyright:
2/8/2022
Author:
DAFNA LENDER, LCSW
Product:
NOS096224
Type:
$119.99 USD     $59.99 USD
Copyright:
12/29/2021
Authors:
DAVID KESSLER, MA, RN, FACHE
 
DANIEL J SIEGEL, MD
 
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, MD
 
CLAUDIA BLACK, PHD
 
JOHN M. GOTTMAN, PHD
 
JULIE SCHWARTZ GOTTMAN, PHD
 
JANINA FISHER, PH.D.
 
LESLIE KORN, PHD, MPH, LMHC, ACS, RPP, NTP, NCBTMB
 
TERRENCE REAL, LICSW
 
STEPHEN PORGES, PHD
 
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PHD
 
SUSAN JOHNSON, EDD
 
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
LINDA GRAHAM, MFT
 
RICHARD SEARS, PSYD, PHD, MBA, ABPP
 
JOE KORT, PHD, LMSW
 
BRITT H RATHBONE, LCSW-C, ACSW, BCD, CGP
 
MARY JO BARRETT, MSW
 
GABOR MATÉ, MD
 
TAMMY NELSON, PHD
 
JONAH PAQUETTE, PSY.D.
 
COURTNEY ARMSTRONG, LPC, MHSP
 
LISA FERENTZ, LCSW-C, DAPA
 
FRANK ANDERSON, MD
 
KENNETH V. HARDY, PHD
 
IAN KERNER, PHD, LMFT
 
EDWARD HALLOWELL, MD
 
CATHERINE PITTMAN, PHD, HSPP
 
DAFNA LENDER, LCSW
 
DAVID TREADWAY, PH.D.
 
LYNN LYONS, LICSW
 
SUZANNE IASENZA, PHD
 
DAVID JOBES, PHD, ABPP
 
ALEXANDRA SOLOMON, PHD
 
MICHAEL MITHOEFER, MD
 
DEANY LALIOTIS, LICSW
 
JAMES L. FURROW, PHD
 
DEB DANA, LCSW, LICSW
 
GEORGE FALLER, LMFT
 
PETER FRAENKEL, PHD
 
HOWARD SCHUBINER, MD
 
SABRINA N'DIAYE, PHD, LCSW-C
 
KENNETH CARTER, PHD, ABPP
 
MANUELA MISCHKE-REEDS, MA, LMFT, CHT
 
ELLIOTT CONNIE, MA, LPC
 
ANDREW TATARSKY PHD
 
CANDICE RICHARDSON DICKENS, LCPC-S, LCADC-S, CCTP, MAC
 
STEPHEN SNYDER, MD
 
SHADEEN FRANCIS, LMFT
 
DERAN YOUNG, LCSW
 
JADA MCCRAY, LCSW-C
 
NOAH GARCIA, MA, LPC-S, NCC
 
ABI BLAKESLEE, SEP, CMT, MFT, PHD
 
MEG JAY, PHD
 
JENNIFER UDLER, LCSW-C
 
RAMANI DURVASULA, PHD, LCP
 
JULIANE TAYLOR SHORE, LMFT, LPC
 
LAURA COPLEY, PHD, LPC
 
JOHN J RATEY, MD
Product:
NRS001440
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$3,999.99 USD     $499.99
Deep Healing of attachment trauma, PTSD, racial trauma, and more
Copyright:
12/27/2021
Authors:
TERRENCE REAL, LICSW
 
STEPHEN PORGES, PHD
 
PETER A. LEVINE, PHD
 
FRANK ANDERSON, MD
 
DAFNA LENDER, LCSW
 
SABRINA N'DIAYE, PHD, LCSW-C
 
MANUELA MISCHKE-REEDS, MA, LMFT, CHT
 
MONNICA T. WILLIAMS, PHD, ABPP
 
ABI BLAKESLEE, SEP, CMT, MFT, PHD
 
JULIANE TAYLOR SHORE, LMFT, LPC
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Practical Application to Build Safety, Create Attachment & Develop Connection
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10/24/2021
Author:
DAFNA LENDER, LCSW
Product:
POS058682
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Techniques for Reparative Work in Family Trauma
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8/4/2021
Author:
DAFNA LENDER, LCSW
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POS058355
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8/4/2021
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STEPHANIE M SARKIS, PHD, NCC, DCMHS, LMHC
 
MARGARET M. DAWSON, EDD, NCSP
 
DANIEL J SIEGEL, MD
 
VARLEISHA GIBBS, PHD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS
 
STEPHEN PORGES, PHD
 
GABOR MATÉ, MD
 
MONA M DELAHOOKE, PHD
 
DAFNA LENDER, LCSW
 
LYNN LYONS, LICSW
 
DAVID JOBES, PHD, ABPP
 
LISA WEED PHIFER, DED, NCSP
 
LAURA SIBBALD, MA, CCC-SLP, ASDCS, CYMHS
 
NICHOLAS KARDARAS, PHD, LCSW-R
 
ASHLEY ROSE, LCSW, LSSW
 
KATE SAMPLE, MA, LPC, CYMHS
 
CARMEN JIMENEZ-PRIDE, LCSW, LISW-CP, ERYT, RCYT, RPT-S
 
ANA GOMEZ, MC, LPC
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5/6/2021
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DANIEL J SIEGEL, MD
 
LAUREL PARNELL, PHD
 
EBONI WEBB, PSYD, HSP
 
GABOR MATÉ, MD
 
DAFNA LENDER, LCSW
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Techniques for Healing Attachment Trauma
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DAFNA LENDER, LCSW
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Practical Application to Build Safety, Create Attachment & Develop Connection
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DAFNA LENDER, LCSW
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How Therapists Can Support Parents and Children Impacted by Mass Shootings

Dafna Lender • 10/3/2022

When senseless tragedy turns a child's world upside down, parents are looking for mental health support for the whole family.

Daily Blog

Some Days Are Too Much

A Therapist Gets Real about Families Struggling to Cope in Quarantine

Dafna Lender • 6/11/2020

Some clients in quarantine with their families report a constant feeling of being out of control. That danger lurks around the corner of every family interaction, and it’s part of the picture most of us aren’t reading about.

Daily Blog

The Power of Play

How to Use a Fast Road to Connection with Children

Dafna Lender • 11/12/2019

By Dafna Lender - The kinds of interventions that are most effective with children are based in play. Play is a remarkably powerful therapeutic tool, backed up by cutting-edge research, and teaching families how to apply it at home can bring about profound systemic changes.

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A Nightmare No More

Repairing the Parent-Child Bond is a Two-Way Street

Dafna Lender • 10/30/2019

By Dafna Lender - When difficulties arise between parent and child, most therapists naturally focus treatment on the child. But the parent–child bond is a two-way street, and parents come with their own history. In these situations, I can often find ways to help parents and children connect through attachment-based games that involve elements of silliness, movement, and surprise.

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Got the Magic Touch?

Four Behaviors of Gifted Therapists and How to Cultivate Them

Dafna Lender • 7/25/2019

By Dafna Lender - We’ve now moved past the point where we rely only on intuition to elicit trust and openness. Microbehaviors occur within fractions of a second, most of them not conscious to the sender or receiver, and some greatly contribute to inspiring feelings of safety, connection, and comfort. Here are four ways these emotional messages are transmitted.

Daily Blog

VIDEO: Using Play with Adults in Therapy

Dafna Lender Demonstrates Three Proven Techniques

Dafna Lender • 4/3/2019

Any therapist who works with kids will tell you that incorporating play in therapy is a great way to break the ice, reduce anxiety, and strengthen the therapeutic alliance. But as Dafna Lender explains, it also works great with adults. Here, she demonstrates three of her favorite techniques.

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VIDEO: Dafna Lender on Harnessing Your Social Engagement System

Strategies for Building the Therapeutic Alliance More Easily

Dafna Lender • 11/7/2018

We all know therapists who seem magically able to establish a powerful sense of trust and connection with even the most distrusting clients. But are there specific behaviors common to exceptionally gifted therapists that we can study, practice, and cultivate?

Daily Blog
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Awakening the Playful Self

A Depressed Client Rediscovers Connection

Dafna Lender • 5/10/2022

Most therapies are missing out on a fundamental tool for healing when they ignore the power of feeling playful embodiment with others. To help our clients grow into their fullest selves, we can do more than mitigate negative or enervating thoughts.

Magazine Article

Case Study

Doing Our Own Work Differently: An EMDR Portal to Our Clients’ Healing

Dafna Lender • 9/7/2021

How stepping outside our comfort zone when doing our own work can change therapy for our clients.

Magazine Article

Case Study

A New Family Narrative: Transforming Intergenerational Trauma

Dafna Lender • 11/3/2020

The key to working with a family may be getting parents to see the intergenerational trauma underlying present-day issues.

Magazine Article

Hot Chips

From Storytelling 2020

Dafna Lender • 5/1/2020

When providing a secure base means overturning conventions.

Magazine Article

Case Study

A Playful Path to Attachment

Dafna Lender • 9/5/2018

Through games that encourage small moments of laughter, a struggling mother and her adopted daughter learn a different way to bond.

Magazine Article

Tuning into Attunement

How to Harness Your Social Engagement System

Dafna Lender • 1/8/2018

We all know people who have the magic touch when it comes to relating to others. They can instantly connect with strangers and put people at ease without even saying a word. Therapists with this ability have a natural advantage, so are there specific behaviors we can practice to elicit trust and openness? Luckily, the answer is yes—and Stephen Porges’s polyvagal theory provides the key.

Magazine Article

Daring to Play

The Challenge of Embracing Our Youngest Clients

Dafna Lender • 9/7/2017

Although they make up nearly a quarter of the population, children are rarely a central part of therapists’ practices. Why? The most effective interventions are based in play, an approach that seems less sophisticated than purportedly deep and transformative adult-centered talk therapies. It’s time to give play therapy the fuller attention and expanded application that it deserves.

Magazine Article
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Dafna Lender, LCSW, is an international trainer and supervisor for practitioners who work with children and families. She is a certified trainer and supervisor/consultant in both Theraplay and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). Dafna's expertise is drawn from 25 years of working with families with attachment in many settings: at-risk after school programs, therapeutic foster care, in-home crisis stabilization, residential care and private practice. Dafna's style, whether as a therapist or teacher, is combining the light-hearted with the profound by bringing a playful, intense and passionate presence to every encounter. Dafna is the co-author of Theraplay: The Practitioner's Guide (2020). She teaches and supervises clinicians in 15 countries in 3 languages: English, Hebrew and French.