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Talking About Sex in Clinic

Are you finding that your clients are talking more and more about sex in therapy? While sex is a common topic in popular culture in much of the Westernized world, being able to address sexual concerns with nuance, sensitivity and skill in clinical context is another matter. Clinician and sex therapist Dr. Kathryn Hall recently [...]
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Relating to ADHD: Feature on ADHD Alien Comic Strip

One of the things commonly experienced by people with ADHD is the deep sense of shame they feel at not being able to be “more normal” particularly when they can also experience themselves as being unusually bright and quick-minded. In ADHD Alien, German comic strip artist Pina Varnel captures the internal life of what it [...]
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Building Bridges Across Political Divides

How are your clients doing after the US Elections and its aftermath? How are YOU? Are you and your clients wondering, “What now???” In this video, self-identified progressive Joan Blade, co-Founder of MoveOn.org, enters into a Living Room Conversation with Tea Party supporter Mark Meckler to explore ways in which people with different political perspectives [...]
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Parenting During COVID-19

Parenting is difficult in the best of times, let alone during a pandemic. The External Factors The challenges families face are widely different according to class, race and relationship status. This NY Times article offers a stark account of how the “White-Collar Quarantine” spotlights class divide.  But in this article from The Economist, studies indicate [...]

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Isolation and Depression

Virtual Lunch Together presenter and anxiety/depression expert, Margaret Wehrenberg, is discussing the risks of isolation during this time. Whether you have depression, supporting someone with depression or feeling the effects of staying at home during social-distancing, this article is a definite read! As Margaret Wehrenberg suggests: 'If you are already depressed: Stay in contact with [...]

Using Compassion-Focused Therapy in Practice

What is Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)? Is it practicing therapy done compassionately? Most would argue that if you are a therapist or helping professional, you are most likely already doing that. CFT is much more than that. CFT experience and Leading Edge presenter, Russel Kolts defines CFT: Are there clients you currently have that you wonder […]