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Helping Parents in Stressful Times

Clinicians Weigh in on Pandemic Parenting

Psychotherapy Networker

A therapist has been working with a parent on implementing a kinder, gentler style of interaction with her boisterous kids, but the coronavirus is creating so much stress that she's reverted to doling out harsh punishments. Here, five clinicians offer practical guidance.

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Reaching “Unreachable” Teens & Tweens

12 Tips to Get You in the Side Door

Kate Sample

Building a relationship with a heavily armored, developmentally regressed, profoundly sad young adolescent is no small feat. This is where the art of this work comes in.

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Asking Clients About Racial Stress and Trauma

How to Broach the Topic Appropriately

Gail Parker, Monnica Williams, S. Kent Butler, Zachary Taylor

Talking to clients of color about race and experiences of racial trauma is critical. But many white clinicians struggle with how to open these discussions.

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Therapy From the Podcast Studio

Lori Gottlieb and Guy Winch discuss “Dear Therapists”

Ryan Howes

The therapists and writers have teamed up to produce a podcast that addresses a listener’s problem, provides specific advice, and then checks in to see whether or not it helped—all the while trying to work together as a team and provide a unified response.

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It's Never Too Late

Dan Siegel Shares a Life-Changing Therapeutic Moment

Dan Siegel

By Daniel Siegel - A therapist’s skill base and experience are vital to good therapy. But they’re rarely enough. The following story, taken from Daniel Siegel's 2017 Networker Symposium Dinner Storytelling piece, highlights the need to bring vulnerability and some measure of risk into the treatment room, letting go of any secret ambition to become a Master of the Therapeutic Universe. There’s no such person.

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Empowering Relationships Despite Political Divides

How to Find and Reaffirm Shared Values

Lambers Fisher

For the roughly 23 percent of married couples who don’t share a political affiliation, disagreements over a party or candidate can easily escalate into personal attacks that threaten an otherwise healthy relationship.

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Training the Heart and Mind

A Message from Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield

Clinical psychologist and author Jack Kornfield has been instrumental in bringing mindfulness to Western audiences. With candor and humor, he shares a moving story about how mindfulness can make us more patient, compassionate human beings, and explains what it means for therapists to be "heart-holders" in today's society.

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