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Practice Tools - January/February 2022

Helping Clients Understand Dissociation from Janina Fisher’s NEW The Living Legacy of Trauma Flip Chart – A Psychoeducational In-Session Tool for Clients and Therapists

January/February 2022
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Bursting the Bubble of Individual Therapy: The Need to See Our Clients in a Relational Context

January/February 2022
As the years pass, is it possible that the more we work with long-term clients, the more we might overlook bigger issues that aren’t being addressed?

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Editor's Note

January/February 2022
How have we come to a place where fully a quarter of Americans aren’t merely disgruntled with family members, but are distressed enough to actually cut them off? What’s the emotional fallout of these fractures, both for those who initiate them and for the rest of the family? And how can therapists best navigate this relational minefield and avoid missteps that could widen an existing fissure?

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Estrangement 101

Helping Parents Reengage Their Kids

January/February 2022
Helping parents process their own childhood pain is a difficult but necessary part of helping them reconnect with an estranged child.

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Family Matters

Four Simple Ingredients: Lessons on Baking with Matthew

January/February 2022
Four simple ingredients will become bread, whether you do everything right or not. The result may not be perfect, but it doesn’t have to be.

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January/February 2022
Family Rifts
How You Can Lend a Hand
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Family Therapy in Action

Three family therapists on how they get buy-in from family members

January/February 2022
To practice family therapy, therapists need to get multiple family members in the same room at the same time. It sounds simple—and yet!

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In Consultation

When Therapists Blame Themselves: Using Regret to Deepen Our Work

January/February 2022
Most therapists struggle with guilt and self-blame related to their work. Thankfully, there are ways to leverage these feelings so we can grow from them.

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Life without Atticus

When Siblings Parent Each Other

January/February 2022
Children need an adult who provides safety, attunement, empathy, acceptance, and boundaries. Can a sibling be the next best thing?

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Love, Separation, and Power

Resolving a Mother–Daughter Conflict

January/February 2022
The power that parents have to influence the wellbeing of their adult children is often underestimated.

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Mediating Estrangement

How to Help Family Members Coexist

January/February 2022
After journeying through the Family Dialogue process, estranged family members often end up adjusting the very notion of what togetherness means.

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Open Book

Suicide as a State of Being: One Man's Ongoing Struggle

January/February 2022
A new memoir from celebrated writer Donald Antrim reflects on the nature of suicide.

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Point of View

Burnout and the Body: Emily Nagoski on Naming the Real Enemy

January/February 2022
Self-care has long been touted as a panacea for burnout. Emily Nagoski has a different solution.

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Rifts & Reconnection

Helping Adult Children Heal

January/February 2022
Five therapists weigh in on how to support adult children in reconnecting with estranged parents.

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The Therapy Beat

Is Meditation as Safe as We Think?: The Risks We Don’t Talk About

January/February 2022
Meditation is generally considered one of the safest practices for our clients. But one organization says that’s not always the case.

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Unlearning Weight Stigma

The Latest Science on Trauma and Weight

January/February 2022
When therapists assume that higher-weight individuals have a traumatic past, it adds another layer to the fat-shaming they’re already likely enduring.

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Whatever Happened to Family Therapy?

Today's Renaissance in Systems Thinking

January/February 2022
In their rush to change family systems—if not the world—family therapists didn’t anticipate that they too would be affected by structural forces.

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When Adult Siblings Struggle

Three Steps toward Repair

January/February 2022
Three tips for helping adult siblings make amends.

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When Therapists Encourage Family Cutoffs

Are We Helping or Harming?

January/February 2022
Today’s culture of therapy both reflects and contributes to our nation’s ever-growing embrace of individualism—for better and, sometimes, for worse.

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Practice Tools - November/December 2021

Three Relaxation & Guided Imagery Scripts, from Carolyn Daitch’s Affect Regulation Toolbox: Practical & Effective Hypnotic Interventions for the Over-reactive Client.

November/December 2021
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When Your Supervisor's A Tough Crowd

Learning to Take the Lead

November/December 2021
The moment before a client meets a therapist is not unlike sitting in a theater just before curtain. The drama about to unfold will inevitably pale in comparison to the anticipation of what could be.

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Beyond the Brain-Body Split

A Relational Neuroscience Perspective

November/December 2021
Thinking about behavior only in terms of reinforcement and consequence is outdated. It’s not mind over matter. It’s both. Are new therapists getting that message?

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“You Have Borderline Personality Disorder”: Sharing a Difficult Diagnosis with a Client

November/December 2021
Therapists need to consider not only what diagnosis to give, but also the pain or hardship that can result from sharing it with a client.

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Decolonizing Mental Health

The Healing Power of Community

November/December 2021
Training must go beyond the intellectual exercise of grasping the concept of racism. The real work is getting out of our chairs and going into our communities to do something about it.

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Family Matters

Moving in Synchrony: The Collective Tug of Family

November/December 2021
Sometimes the road to connection involves a painful separation.

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