Ongoing bitter debates about immigration reveal that, even in our “enlightened” society, ethnic and national divisions can still evoke the raw and malign power of nativism. This course will guide you through a addressing these complex problems.
Probably most of your clients have had at least some difficulty with insomnia as, most likely, have you. This course offers a step-by-step guide to understanding and conquering insomnia.
From its beginnings, therapy has consisted primarily of talk, evolving from slow and ruminative to faster-paced and therapist-directed. Discover the new movement away from talk, towards silence in the consulting room.
According to the standard wisdom, the greatest therapists—the “supershrinks”—are born not made. Discover how you can defy this by learning some simple techniques from them that will improve your practice.
The devastating world of war-related trauma afflicts whole populations of people. Learn practical techniques to help your clients adjust to life after war.
We can probably all think of at least one clinical role model or leading figure in the field who shaped our vision of the kind of therapist we wanted to be when we “grew up”. Learn about the "Top Ten" therapists of the last 25 years.
For decades, therapists have sought to help their clients change--their relationships, their careers, their personalities. This course explains that now many practitioners actually want to help their clients accept their current reality.
If most individual problems are complex and difficult, what conclusions can possibly be drawn about treating the average couple? Yet, in the past 25 years, couples therapy experts have developed many successful techniques.
Doing therapy with teens has always been a challenge--they are constantly bombarded by pop culture. This course will provide you with a step-by-step guide for getting through to them and establishing healing relationships.
The most critical life decision most therapists deal with is helping couples decide whether or not to dissolve a marriage. This course will provide you with a step-by-step guide to finding your role in this decision.
Aging triggers identity issues as powerful as those of adolescence, at a time when we're also coping with critical life-cycle changes. Examine principle aging issues for both our clients and ourselves with experts in the field.
A decade ago, if therapists were familiar with mindfulness at all, it was as a spiritual practice with little connection to clinical work. Today, the practical uses of mindfulness are widely accepted and have been well documented by researchers.
Positive psychology seeks to provide a science of happiness grounded in research on how to live a more meaningful life. Discover systematic, step-by-step guidelines for helping your clients live more positive lives in this course.
At its best, therapy is a deeply creative art, rooted in the healing quality of imagination, hope, risk, and wonder. Discover how to bring this creativity and originality into your practice right away.
In America, almost everybody has peculiar eating habits, and almost everybody exhibits some food excesses and fetishes. Learn practical techniques you can use to help your clients avoid these harmful eating habits.
Following the first generation of pioneers, another group of inspired clinicians and innovators emerged to expand family therapy. Learn about the distinctive contributions these more recent figures made to the field.
A collection of charismatic figures were able to comine their clinical skill and intellectual daring to use systems thinking for family therapy. Discover the new definition of therapist established by this group of unforgettable personalities.
Research shows again and again that the main ingredient of effective treatment has little to do with therapeutic technique. This course delves into the traits that you need to be a better therapist right away.
In this unusual course, six noted clinicians examine what happens when a client challenges the therapist's core assumptions about change and forces him or her to step out of their comfort zone.
In an America shaken by terror, many experience intrusive thoughts, agitation, and panic attacks once regarded solely as symptoms of anxiety disorders. Develop the skills you need to help your clients restore their minds.
When it comes to depression, new theories, therapies, and medicines appear so rapidly that it's impossible for even the most diligent therapist to keep track of it all. This course will provide you with the skills you need to treat depression.
The ethical guidelines for therapists were once governed by simple, unambiguous rules, but in today's informal therapeutic climate, these old rules aren't so straightforward anymore. Learn how to navigate these murky ethical waters.
Therapists have been enthralled with the power of words in helping our clients improve. However, this course reveals that our physical bodies have a heavy influence on our mental health as well.
Adolescents rarely come to therapy of their own choice and often don't care to talk about their problems with adults. This course will help you deal with these difficult teens and apply practical strategies for addressing their problems.
Every therapist who works with couples inevitably works with sexual issues, but how do they choose from the multitudes of treatments for sexual dysfunction? This course is a clear and practical guide to the most successful techniques.
Our consulting rooms welcome straight talk about sexuality, where, presumably, psychological enlightenment will always prevail over repression. This course delves into a unique approach to sexual relationships in therapy.
Even today many therapists tip-toe around the subject of infidelity. A step-by-step guide for addressing this delicate subject is detailed in this course.
Psychotherapy is being transformed by the unprecedented convergence of new scientific findings and ancient healing traditions. Discover the practical applications of these new and old techniques in this course.
Clients with chronic problems often leave their therapists feeling paralyzed and ineffective, unable to detect improvement. This course will provide you with practical skills for building hope and a strong relationship with your client.
Brain science offers us a powerful new way to understand our clients, but it's practical applications are still unclear. This course will give you guidance for applying the findings of brain science in your consulting room right away.
The field of trauma therapy has developed rapidly in the last 25 years, altering our understanding of post-traumatic responses with profound clinical implications for how we can best serve our clients.