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A Therapist’s Response to Social Injustices

A Call to See, Feel, Act

Lambers Fisher

More than ever, therapists can use their role as helping professionals to contribute to positive change in their communities. Here are three important ways we can all meet this challenge.

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My Journey to Become a Therapist

Three Stories about Following a Calling

Psychotherapy Networker

What does it mean, exactly, to have a professional calling? When does it develop? How does it evolve as we live and grow? As these personal accounts show, a rewarding professional journey is rarely straightforward and easy. But if you can hold on tight, it’s worth it.

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VIDEO: How Can White Therapists Be Better Allies?

Deepening the Conversation around Race-Based Trauma

Gail Parker, Monnica Williams, and S. Kent Butler

What does it mean to be an ally to people of color⁠? What steps can therapists take to heal race-based trauma and deepen the conversation around racial injustice in therapy and in the wider community? Several clinicians and leaders in our field share their perspectives.

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Nurturing Resilience Now

Even On Screens

Linda Graham

Given the confluence of challenges we’re collectively facing these days, developing resilience has become more crucial than ever. We now need to ask, how can we not just bounce back, but bounce forward, to new possibilities, new perspectives, and new strengths?

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The Green Sweater

A Lesson on Listening and Privilege

Kevin Roth

A white therapist recalls a moment from early on in his training, where a misplaced sweater and the open dialogue with a Black colleague that ensued lead to a new understanding of his white privilege and racial biases.

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Some Days Are Too Much

A Therapist Gets Real about Families Struggling to Cope in Quarantine

Dafna Lender

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.

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VIDEO: Accessing Self-Compassion in a Pandemic

What Polyvagal Theory Can Teach Us about Navigating Tough Times

Deb Dana

Life in quarantine is testing our relationships with family members and romantic partners. It's also impacting our nervous system, says therapist Deb Dana. She explains what Polyvagal Theory can teach us about re-regulating our nervous system, developing more self-compassion, and working through these tough moments.

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May Quandary: My Client Says Teletherapy Isn’t Helping

Five Therapists Weigh In

Psychotherapy Networker

A therapist is offering teletherapy during the coronavirus pandemic, and it's working well for most of her clients. But her anxious client Sam has repeatedly said that their video sessions aren’t effective because he doesn’t feel grounded when she's not physically in the room with him. Here, five therapists share how they'd boost the impact of their teletherapy sessions with anxious clients like Sam.

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A Black Therapist in America

Speaking Out Against Learned Voicelessness

Ken Hardy

My own clinical work has become centered on issues like the anatomy of racial rage, learned voicelessness, and an array of other invisible wounds of racial oppression. But after all these years, I still have my own untold stories.

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VIDEO: Nine Sensorimotor Strategies for Depression

Trauma Expert Janina Fisher Breaks Down Her Key Interventions

Janina Fisher

What strategies do psychotherapy's most effective therapists use to treat depression? Trauma expert and bestselling author Janina Fisher breaks down nine Sensorimotor-based strategies she uses with depressed clients.

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