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Book Reviews

Sometimes Therapy is Awkward – Review

Sometimes Therapy Is Awkward: A Collection of Life-Changing Insights for the Modern Clinician by Nicole Arzt Note: Most links are affiliate links which means we make a small commission without costing you anything extra. You can learn more here. In this case, the author sent me a complimentary copy to review but all opinions are my honest thoughts about the book. Summary Sometimes…

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Skills for Big Feelings – Review

Skills for Big Feelings: A Guide for Teaching Kids Relaxation, Regulation, and Coping Techniques by Casey O’Brien Martin, LMHC, REAT, RN Summary Skills for Big Feelings is everything you need to run a 12 week therapy group for kids struggling with anxiety. The first section includes everything you need to set up your group, from consents to IEP goals if…

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Holiday Gifts For Therapists – 2020 Edition

Let’s be honest, this year has been ridiculous. When I started thinking about my annual holiday gifts for therapists list, I wanted to acknowledge the wild ride we’ve all been on, the continuing chaos, and the hope for some sense of normalcy. Note: Most links are affiliate links which means we make a small commission without costing you anything extra.…

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The Expert Bookshelf: Trauma

For many of us, 2020 has been one trauma after another. Most therapists are seeing an increase in struggling clients or in the severity of symptoms people bring to our (virtual) couches. It’s more important now than ever for us to understand trauma. Today, Amanda Ann Gregory, a trauma therapist in Chicago, is sharing her expert recommendations for books on trauma.

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Amplifying Melanated Authors

2020 has been a year of upheaval in every way. Over the past few months, we’ve seen protests and a surge of resistance against racism and police brutality. In the midst of this cultural shift towards anti-racism there has been a cry to #amplifymelanatedvoices. It’s time that the people most impacted by the systems of racism are heard instead privileged…

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Maternal Mental Health Books

Maternal mental health challenges, like postpartum depression or anxiety, are still stigmatized which means that parents struggle to get help and lives are at risk. I think maternal mental health is especially relevant as the pandemic interferes with the support many new parents would have received and increases fear around the birthing experience. I asked therapists who specialize in working…

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