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A Feeling of Fullness

Reflections on Therapy with Kids in Foster Care

Edvardo Archer

With plenty of misconceptions about treating traumatized children, one clinician shares why it's a chance to help them share their stories and a personal journey that helps us better understand our own.

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How Therapists Can Support Parents and Children Impacted by Mass Shootings

Dafna Lender

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

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Confessions of a Psychological First Responder

A Different Approach to the Healing Craft

Michael Verano

A therapist who also provides psychological first aid after critical incidents opens up about his work and shares why it's been the most challenging—and rewarding—experience of his professional life.

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Cutting the Cord

A Psychoanalytic Approach to Getting Unstuck

Jordan Dann

According to psychoanalysis, we all carry an imago—an image of our parents inside of us. But what do you do when the negative, traumatic, or unconscious aspects of that image end up directing your behavior?

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Three Myths About Domestic Violence

…And How Social Media is Changing the Way Clients Think About It

Kaytee Gillis

If more of your clients are bringing up the subject of domestic and intimate partner violence, you’re not alone. Increasing media coverage and discussions about domestic violence on social media is opening the door. Before talking to your own clients about domestic and intimate partner violence, here are three myths you should know about.

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Wartime Trauma Treatment

Reflections from a Therapist Treating Ukrainian Survivors

Elaine Miller-Karas

A therapist specializing in trauma treatment in the wake of human-made and natural disasters shares what she's seeing in her work with survivors of the war in Ukraine.

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The Five-Minute Meditation

Finding Compassion and Kindness During Tough Times

Susan Pollak

I’ve been finding a particular short meditation practice helpful in supporting my clients during this period of sadness, loss, and exhaustion. It’s more gentle than many traditional breath practices of meditation, which can be difficult for people to do, even during good times. Here's how it works.

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Addressing Racism in the Therapy Room

Ten Ways You Can Be an Ally

Jonathon Carrington

Everyone deserves a space where they’re fully seen and heard, so it’s critical that therapists who don’t identify as people of color are knowledgeable, empathetic, and compassionate when addressing race, racism, and identity in the consulting room. Here’s a ten-point framework for developing greater cultural competency.

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COVID Trauma

The Invisible Pandemic

Judith Markey

What can we do in the face of our current crisis? There are no clear answers or easy fixes. As providers, we must endeavor to do what we teach our patients: in an out-of-control situation that we cannot change, we can only control how we respond to our own fear and trauma, and, for us therapists, that also means the secondary trauma we experience as a result of our work.

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A Difficult Reconnection After Estrangement

Helping an Adult Child Heal

Psychotherapy Networker

A client who’s been estranged from his mother for 15 years recently told his therapist he wants to reconnect with her. The therapist isn't sure how to support him, since there's a history of abuse there. Here, five therapists weigh in.

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