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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

This week, May 4th – 10th, is maternal mental health week. 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. This year, I think maternal mental health is especially relevant as the pandemic interferes with the support many new parents would have received and…

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The Expert’s Bookshelf – Children’s Books on Anger

Everyone gets angry at times, but some children really struggle to regulate their own emotions and control their anger. Truthfully, sometimes adults have difficulty with this, too! Amanda Robinson, LPC, RPT recently published a children’s workbook designed to help children learn to identify and manage their anger, as well as express it in healthy ways. Today, she shares with us…

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Emotionally Focused Therapy Books

I thought I liked emotionally focused therapy when I learned about it in my couples class during grad school but over the last year I have fallen head over heels in love with EFT. It absolutely fits who I am as a person and a therapist so everything EFT has been filling up my bookshelf. These are a few of my favorites. You’ll also find info on an upcoming EFT training below.

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The Expert Bookshelf: Best Books for Future Therapists

Have you ever wondered what books the top people in our field are reading? In this series we ask some of our favorite authors and psychology heroes to share their top picks with us. Dr. Debra Mollen a psychologist and tenured professor at Texas Woman’s University. She has been training the next generation of counselors and psychologists at Texas Woman’s…

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The Expert Bookshelf: Books on Perfectionism

In addition to helping clients who struggle with perfectionism, many of us therapists deal with it ourselves. Today, Sharon Martin, LCSW who wrote The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism, shares with us her top recommendations for people who are carrying this burden. Whether this is something you deal with personally or professionally, be sure to check out her favorites.

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