From Tough Love to Empathic Love: Teaching Parents to Earn Their Children’s Respect
Helping families move past stalemates often means teaching parents to earn their children’s respect.
From Weight to Well-Being: The Challenges of Treating Binge Eating Disorder
Although binge eating disorder is more prevalent than anorexia and bulimia, many people still don’t get the help they need for it.
What It Takes to Really Be Sorry
Unlike the faux public apologies from men accused of sexual misconduct that 2017 will likely be remembered for, our private apologies have the potential to heal broken connections and restore trust. But an apology that opens the door to forgiveness and healing for serious harm is a long-distance run that requires courage, clarity, and integrity.
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Priming Clients for Taking New Practices Home
Four steps to help clients take new practices learned in the consulting room back into their everyday lives.
From an Evening of Storytelling 2018
What happens to a buttoned-up young therapist when things get out of hand in his office?
The Challenge of Helping the People Pleaser: Setting Boundaries Can Be Risky
Helping clients set boundaries can be a risky business, especially when people pleasing has been a lifelong strategy. * Commentary by Courtney Armstrong
How to handle end-of-session bombshells therapeutically—and still wrap up on time.
The Suicide Epidemic
Author and therapist Kay Redfield Jamison explores what we can do to address the suicide epidemic.
The Healing Power of Expressive Arts
Aliveness is not an experience we think or talk ourselves into; it’s a state of being we feel in our bodies. An expressive arts therapist shows how creativity, movement, and play can help traumatized clients find their way toward vitality and healing.
From Symposium Storytelling Evening 2019
“Whoops,” I said, thinking this was a lighthearted moment. “Looks like you should’ve gone with that other psychologist.” But Ted didn’t joke back.
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