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VIDEO: Julie Gottman on Making Couples' Life Dreams Come True

The Importance of Creating "Shared Meaning"

Julie Gottman • 3/22/2017 • No Comments

According to renowned couples therapist Julie Gottman, one of the main predictors of a romantic relationship's success or failure is how well partners can dialogue about their differences. In the following clip from her 2015 Networker Symposium keynote, Gottman explains what a healthy dialogue looks like, and how it fosters "shared meaning."

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VIDEO: Ron Taffel on Why We Need to Talk with Psychiatrists

How Being “On Call” Keeps Kids from Falling through the Cracks

Ron Taffel • 3/15/2017 • 1 Comment

According to therapist Ron Taffel, author of Breaking Through to Teens, kids who need the extra boost from medication need their therapists to go the extra mile and communicate often with prescribers.

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VIDEO: Janina Fisher on Making Clients Collaborators in Trauma Treatment

The Secret to Tapping Into Inner Resources

Janina Fisher • 3/8/2017 • 1 Comment

For many traumatized clients, even beginning to explore a traumatic event can be an act of bravery. According to therapist and trauma expert Janina Fisher, in order for clients to take this first step, they first need to be empowered. In the following video clip, she explains how to make this happen.

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VIDEO: Tammy Nelson Explains What Infidelity Looks Like

What the Many Forms of Cheating Have in Common

Tammy Nelson • 3/1/2017 • 2 Comments

Of course, sexual affairs are red flags for infidelity, but the common element that makes any outside relationship an infidelity is the presence of secrecy and dishonesty. In the following video clip, sex therapist Tammy Nelson explains how to spot it.

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VIDEO: Janet Edgette on Getting Real with Kids in Therapy

The Perils of Being Too Empathic

Janet Sasson Edgette • 2/22/2017 • 1 Comment

We all want to build strong relationships with our clients, but when working with adolescents, don’t overdo the empathy, says therapist Janet Edgette. Edgette says a common pitfall in working with young adults is being too nice and too eager to be liked. Use too much "therapy talk" and ignore obnoxious behavior, and you run the risk of seeming unnatural and alienating them.

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VIDEO: Dan Siegel Explains Why Brain Integration is the Key to Good Mental Health

Here's What a Healthy Mind Looks Like

Dan Siegel • 2/15/2017 • No Comments

According to Dan Siegel, understanding the connection between the brain and the miraculously various operations of the human mind and body is the first step in applying the findings of brain science in clinical practice. In the following video clip, he explains why integration is the critical brain function for supporting that healing connection.

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VIDEO: A Breathing Antidote for Stress Responses

A Six-Minute Exercise for Overcoming Stress

James Gordon • 2/8/2017 • 3 Comments

Our depressed clients don’t only exhibit their symptoms through speech and vocal tone. You see them in their body language too—in slouching torsos, folded arms, and shallow breathing. But according to Jim Gordon, Director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, that's exactly why interventions that engage the body—like the breathing exercise he explains in the following video clip—are so effective.

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VIDEO: Susan Johnson on Breaking Negative Sexual Cycles

How "Secure Base" Restores the Emotional and Physical Spark

Susan Johnson • 2/1/2017 • 2 Comments

In the following video clip, renowned couples therapist Susan Johnson shares the story of her clients Frank and Sylvie—two partners stuck in a cycle of shame, hurt, and anger—and how, through establishing what she refers to as "secure base," they restored both emotional and physical passion to their relationship.

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VIDEO: Robert Hedaya on Why Not All Mental Health Problems Are Psychological

Minding the Body Means More Than Just Taking a Pill

Robert Hedaya • 1/25/2017 • 2 Comments

Even though we recognize that physiological processes hugely influence cognition, emotion, and behavior, therapists still tend to practice as if treatment should focus entirely on the human mind. But according to functional medicine psychiatrist Robert Hedaya, a comprehensive physiological evaluation is often needed before determining if a client’s issues are purely psychological or if a medication trial is needed.

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VIDEO: Richard Schwartz on How Symptoms Reveal the Path to Growth

Using Internal Family Systems to Befriend the Inner “Protector”

Richard Schwartz • 1/18/2017 • No Comments

Oftentimes, our attitudes toward our anxiety symptoms are misguided, says Richard Schwartz, the originator of Internal Family Systems Therapy. We try to suppress our heavy breathing. We get annoyed by our cold sweats. But by understanding these responses as a positive expression of a wish to protect oneself, rather than simply negative symptoms, Schwartz says, trauma survivors are in a better position to begin the process of healing.

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