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Should You Tell Your Clients Why You're Canceling?

When to Self-Disclose, Preserving the Therapeutic Alliance, and More

Psychotherapy Networker

If you have to cancel an appointment and your client asks you why, how much should you disclose? Here, four clinicians share how they'd respond.

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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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Should I Hand My Crying Client a Tissue?

Reading Between the Tears, Permission-Giving, and More

Psychotherapy Networker

When clients cry in therapy, should you pass the tissues? And what do you say? One clinician worries his clients might interpret passing tissues as him rushing them through whatever they're feeling. To tissue, or not to tissue? Five therapists share how they usually respond.

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How I Start and End Therapy

Six Clinicians Weigh In

Psychotherapy Networker

Unfortunately, there's no playbook for beginning and ending therapy. So how do you make first and last sessions not only less awkward, but memorable and meaningful? Here, six clinicians share some ways they've made beginnings and endings more impactful, for themselves and their clients.

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The Mental Health Gym

An Interview with Emily Anhalt

Ryan Howes

Mindfulness apps, thought trackers, CBT courses, and the Uberization of therapy has flooded headlines. But what about psychodynamic or relational approaches? Therapist Emily Anhalt believes that dynamic work can translate to the digital realm, and has built a platform to deliver the principles of depth psychotherapy through the internet.

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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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