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Using Corrective Experiences in Attachment-Based Therapy

Diane Poole Heller on Bringing the Concrete to the Abstract

Rich Simon

One of the more unique challenges of working with clients who have attachment-based issues is the lack on concrete goals in their treatment.

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Using Intersubjectivity to Help Abused Children

Helping Abused Kids Rewrite Their Own Stories

Dan Hughes

Sadly, children who’ve suffered abuse and neglect at the hands of their parents are often convinced that their mistreatment was justified. As a result, they typically grow up with a pervasive sense of shame, struggling with emotional regulation, cognitive and reflective functioning, and the inability to experience positive emotions.

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Developmental Trauma Disorder: Distinguishing, Diagnosing, and the DSM

How One Tenacious Task Force Worked to Separate Developmental Trauma Disorder from PTSD in DSM-5

Mary Sykes Wylie

In 2005, a complex trauma task force began working on constructing a new diagnosis called Developmental Trauma Disorder, which, they hoped, would capture the multifaceted reality experienced by chronically abused children and adolescents.

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How To Talk About Sex With Men

Esther Perel Shows How Easy It Can Be

Rich Simon

A man’s sexuality is integral to everything he does, according to Esther Perel. It’s reflected in how he lives, how he approaches his work and recreation, and how he meets—or dodges—challenges.

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Male-Friendly Psychotherapy

How Brain Science Illuminates Gender Differences

Rich Simon

Pat Love provides a quick look at the kinds of cutting edge information with game-changing applications that can help make therapy more inviting for male clients

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Empowering Today's Parental Authority Figures

Ron Taffel on What Families Can't Function Without

Rich Simon

The days of children being seen and not heard are long gone. Now, however, kids and teens are increasingly expressing themselves through extensive online social networks, which open them up to new spheres of influence that challenge parental authority in an unprecedented way.

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Taking Off The Gloves

David Schnarch On How Confrontation Speeds Up Couples Therapy

Rich Simon

Couples therapist, David Schnarch, is not interested in having a couple feel secure in the consulting room.

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Anxiety as a GPS

Danie Beaulieu On How to Make Panic An Ally

Rich Simon

Most of our therapeutic interventions for anxiety center around managing over-blown feelings of fear. But what if we consider anxiety as a vital signal, alerting us that we are taking actions that do not align with who we truly are?

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Finding the Missing Link to Chronic Pain

Maggie Phillips On The Levels Of Unreleased Trauma

Rich Simon

Pain is usually associated with a currently existing physical injury, which makes helping clients who suffer from chronic pain especially challenging.

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Becoming a Part of the Child Client’s Story

Dan Hughes on the Effectiveness of Psychological Hand-Holding

Rich Simon

Daniel Hughes has many techniques to suggest when working with troubled children who have put up a wall.

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