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What Self-Care Means to Me

Therapists on Boundaries, Outlets, and More

Psychotherapy Networker

As any therapist will tell you, self-care is an integral part of our work. When we take care of ourselves, we take care of our clients. But what does practicing self-care look like, exactly? Here, three therapists share their own perspectives on self-care, as well as a few tips you might enjoy trying out for yourself.

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VIDEO: Janina Fisher on How Trauma Gets Stored in the Body

What It Can Teach Us About Navigating Covid-Related Stress

Janina Fisher

Research shows us that trauma is stored in the body. But how does this happen, and why? Here, trauma expert Janina Fisher explains, and shares how this knowledge can help us better understand our stress reactions to the covid-19 pandemic.

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How I Start My First Session

Icebreakers, Alliance-Building, and More

Psychotherapy Networker

First introductions with clients can be make-or-break moments that influence therapy sessions to come. In a first meeting, how do you break through a client’s tough exterior? Convey concern? Build rapport? Here, three therapists share their guidance.

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Shedding Tears in Video Sessions

Why Have Our Clients Stopped Crying?

Maggie Mulqueen

By Maggie Mulqueen - I’m not a therapist who judges the value of a session by the presence or absence of tears. But now that we’re a few months into the pandemic and meeting remotely, I’ve realized that, despite being in the midst of what may be the most uncertain time in their lives, my clients are hardly crying at all.

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VIDEO: Esther Perel on Our Shared Trauma

Navigating the "Parallel Process" Covid-19 Has Created

Esther Perel

In the midst of covid-19, therapists and clients are sharing many of the same anxieties. As a therapist, how do you talk about it? In this clip from her 2020 Virtual Symposium talk, couples therapist and bestselling author Esther Perel shares how she's handling the anticipatory trauma of this time.

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April Quandary: My Client Gets Distracted During Teletherapy!

Five Clinicians Weigh In

Psychotherapy Networker

Marcia's therapist has switched to doing teletherapy. But as a single mother of two adolescent girls all quarantining in a small apartment, sessions have been especially challenging for Marcia. She’s often distracted or pulled away to tend to the girls. When she returns to the screen, she’s flustered and unfocused. Here, five therapists offer tips for keeping the work on track during these sessions.

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My New Normal, Part 2

Therapeutic Discoveries in the Time of Coronavirus

Psychotherapy Networker

The COVID-19 pandemic has radically shifted how almost every therapist works nowadays, in ways both expected and unexpected. Although we’re all in this together, no two stories are the same. In this follow-up to our popular blog on therapy in the age of coronavirus, three more therapists share what this new normal looks like for them.

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VIDEO: How Therapists Can Help Anxious Clients During a Pandemic

The Two Key Ingredients

Jonah Paquette

The covid-19 pandemic is causing almost everyone anxiety. But for therapy clients who were already anxious, it's making symptoms much worse. Therapist and author Jonah Paquette shares the two biggest things he's doing to help them.

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Turning Points in Our Therapy Careers

Becoming the Change We Want to See

Psychotherapy Networker

What is a turning point, exactly? And how do you know when you've reached one in your career as a therapist? Whether it's a devastating illness, or a few simple words spoken by a wise mentor, there's no denying that even small moments can radically shift the way we focus our work. Here, four therapists share stories of personal and career transformations, and the moment that began it all.

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What We Need is Awe

Cultivating Wonder in a Time of Lockdown

Lauren Dockett

By Lauren Dockett - Feelings of awe can have strongly prosocial effects and provide us with an existential and lasting sense of calm. Building our capacity for awe could not only benefit us now in this state of shared crisis, but be a lasting gift of healing through all of life’s challenges. 

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