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Affordable, relevant, and diverse Continuing Ed for mental health professionals… one year of unlimited CE courses for just $60. Clearly Clinical is an approved provider with the APA, NBCC, ASWB, NAADAC, CAMFT, & CCAPP; we support women and clinicians from other historically-marginalized populations, and donate to the Trevor Project. Our innovative CE presentations and interviews feature national experts and cover topics that help today’s passionate providers learn, grow, and shine. Visit us at www.ClearlyClinical.com to become part of the movement!
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A Paradigm Shift in Treatment of Chronic Pain: Expanding Beyond Opioids Into Other Options, Ep. 212

Pain expert Dr. Mel Pohl explains the principles of modern pain neuroscience, the limitations of the opioid model for the management of chronic pain, and offers alternative evidence-based non-pharmacologic treatment options. Earn CE credit for listening to this episode by joining our low-cost membership for unlimited podcast CE credits for an entire year, with some of the strongest CE approvals in the country (APA, NBCC, ASWB, and more). Learn, grow, and shine with Clearly Clinical Continuing Ed by visiting https://ClearlyClinical.com.
6/12/20241 hour
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Dollars And Sense: Connecting Financial and Emotional Wellness In Therapy, Ep. 211

Financial therapist Dr. Traci Williams explains the relationship between financial and emotional health, and offers evidence-based assessment and treatment options to help therapists support their clients in having a healthy relationship with money. Earn CE credit for listening to this episode by joining our low-cost membership for unlimited podcast CE credits for an entire year, with some of the strongest CE approvals in the country (APA, NBCC, ASWB, and more). Learn, grow, and shine with Clearly Clinical Continuing Ed by visiting https://ClearlyClinical.com.
6/5/20241 hour, 37 seconds
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Supporting Jewish Clients Through Antisemitism and creating safe spaces, Ep. 210

Dr. Liya Levanda joins us for a discussion about antisemitism and covert ways it can manifest both in American society and in clinical practice, with exploration of social justice considerations in relation to current international conflicts. Earn CE credit for listening to this episode by joining our low-cost membership for unlimited podcast CE credits for an entire year, with some of the strongest CE approvals in the country (APA, NBCC, ASWB, and more). Learn, grow, and shine with Clearly Clinical Continuing Ed by visiting https://ClearlyClinical.com.
5/28/20241 hour, 1 minute, 51 seconds
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Bridging The Divide: The Realities for Jewish and Arab Clients in a Time of Heightened Discrimination, Ep. 209

Cheryl Qamar, an Arab-American social worker, and Dr. Mark Hammel, a Jewish American psychologist, define various terms and discuss increases in discrimination facing Jewish and Arab clients. They explore these concepts using touchstones of cultural humility, trauma-informed care, and psychoeducation in order to provide thoughtful, effective care to diverse clientele. Earn CE credit for listening to this episode by joining our low-cost membership for unlimited podcast CE credits for an entire year, with some of the strongest CE approvals in the country (APA, NBCC, ASWB, and more). Learn, grow, and shine with Clearly Clinical Continuing Ed by visiting https://ClearlyClinical.com.
5/22/20241 hour, 1 minute, 45 seconds
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Caring For Palestinian Clients Through Trauma: Limitations of Western Norms and More Fitting Approaches, Ep. 208

Dr. Samah Jabr, psychiatrist and Ministry of Health director in Palestine, discusses the disparities between Western psychological paradigms and the unique mental health challenges in Palestine, and proposes a critical reevaluation of these practices to better embrace diverse cultural narratives, serve Palestinian clients, and address global mental health concerns. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT. Earn CE credit for listening to this episode by joining our low-cost membership for unlimited podcast CE credits for an entire year, with some of the strongest CE approvals in the country (APA, NBCC, ASWB, and more). Learn, grow, and shine with Clearly Clinical Continuing Ed by visiting https://ClearlyClinical.com.
5/8/20241 hour, 53 seconds
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Age-Related Memory Loss: Essential Knowledge and Tools for Therapists, Ep. 207

Dr. Regina Koepp explains best practices for navigating age-related memory loss when it presents in mental health care, including discussion about comorbidities, risk factors, and helpful differential diagnosis guidance. For more information about the free CE credit associated with this podcast interview, please visit us at https://courses.clearlyclinical.com/pages/free-ceu-courses. Learn, grow, and shine with Clearly Clinical Continuing Ed.
5/1/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 7 seconds
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FREE CE Course: Shaping a Secure Sense of Self Using EFIT, Ep. 206

Dr. Sue Johnson explains how Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy evokes, contains, and uses emotion in specific empirically-supported ways to help individual clients grow and thrive. Interview with Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias. Disclaimer: Please note that this episode discusses self-harming behaviors, suicide, abuse, and other traumatic experiences, including discussion of redacted case examples. For more information about the free CE credit associated with this podcast interview, please visit us at https://courses.clearlyclinical.com/pages/free-ceu-courses. Learn, grow, and shine with Clearly Clinical Continuing Ed. To watch the entire interview with audio and video, please visit https://youtu.be/UmNaikOnTw8.
4/18/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 24 seconds
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Assessing and Addressing Intimate Partner Violence, Legally and Ethically, Ep. 205

Dr. Keith Klostermann, LMFT, MHC, provides a meaningful overview of the prevalence of intimate partner violence within couples and families and describes strategies for handling these situations based on the severity of violence, including discussion about legal and ethical considerations. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT. Earn CE credit for listening to this episode by joining our low-cost membership for unlimited podcast CE credits for an entire year, with some of the strongest CE approvals in the country (APA, NBCC, ASWB, and more). Learn, grow, and shine with Clearly Clinical Continuing Ed by visiting https://ClearlyClinical.com.
4/3/20241 hour, 1 minute, 19 seconds
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Mastering the Art of Online Group Therapy, Ep. 204

Ariel Landrum, LMFT, shares helpful and effective strategies for structuring group sessions, fostering member engagement, and managing group dynamics, with included discussion about legal and ethical concerns. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT. Earn CE credit for listening to this episode by joining our low-cost membership for unlimited podcast CE credits for an entire year, with some of the strongest CE approvals in the country (APA, NBCC, ASWB, and more). Learn, grow, and shine with Clearly Clinical Continuing Ed by visiting https://ClearlyClinical.com.
3/27/202459 minutes, 50 seconds
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Conditioned Emotional Suppression: The Emotional Experiences of the Marginalized, Ep. 203

Joanne Kim, LMFT, discusses how the emotional experience of marginalized populations differs drastically from those who have more emotional privilege to experience and express their emotions without fear of negative consequences, including discussion about socio-cultural-economic contexts and helpful clinical interventions. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT. Earn CE credit for listening to this episode by joining our low-cost membership for unlimited podcast CE credits for an entire year, with some of the strongest CE approvals in the country (APA, NBCC, ASWB, and more). Learn, grow, and shine with Clearly Clinical Continuing Ed by visiting https://ClearlyClinical.com.
3/6/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 41 seconds
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Looking Out for Long COVID & Similar Illnesses in Clients: Symptoms, Research, and Developing Treatments, Ep. 202

Dr. Bruce Patterson discusses the essentials about Long COVID and other post-infectious inflammatory conditions like chronic Lyme, PANS/PANDAS, and others, directions in research and treatment, and important signs to look out for in clinical practice. Disclaimer: This interview with a medical doctor is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Mental health professionals are typically not qualified to diagnose Long COVID and are encouraged to operate within their scope of practice. Earn CE credit for listening to this episode by joining our low-cost membership for unlimited podcast CE credits for an entire year, with some of the strongest CE approvals in the country (APA, NBCC, ASWB, and more). Learn, grow, and shine with Clearly Clinical Continuing Ed by visiting https://ClearlyClinical.com.
2/29/20241 hour, 48 seconds
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The Little-Known Bully on the Block: Eating Disorders and the Impact of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Ep. 201

Specialized dietician nutritionist Amy Isabella Chalker explains Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and it's relationship to Eating Disorders, including signs and symptoms and steps in diagnosis and treatment. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT. Earn CE credit for listening to this episode by joining our low-cost membership for unlimited podcast CE credits for an entire year, with some of the strongest CE approvals in the country (APA, NBCC, ASWB, and more). Learn, grow, and shine with Clearly Clinical Continuing Ed by visiting https://ClearlyClinical.com.
2/21/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 28 seconds
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Painful Sex & Penetration: A Clinical Overview of Vaginismus for Mental Health Professionals, Ep. 200

Sexologist Dr. Martha Tara Lee explains the causes, symptoms, and impact of vaginismus, as well as evidence-based mental health treatment approaches. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT. DISCLAIMER: Please note that this episode discusses human sexuality, sexual behavior, and human genitalia, including descriptions about non-consensual sex. Earn CE credit for listening to this episode by joining our low-cost membership for unlimited podcast CE credits for an entire year, with some of the strongest CE approvals in the country (APA, NBCC, ASWB, and more). Learn, grow, and shine with Clearly Clinical Continuing Ed by visiting https://ClearlyClinical.com.
2/14/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 47 seconds
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Correcting Myths about Suicidal Ideation and Self-Injurious Behaviors and Providing Responsive Treatment, Ep. 199

Dr. Jaimee Arnoff explains to effectively manage a disclosure of suicidal ideation or urges to self-harm, as well as how to assess risk immediately and in subsequent sessions. Safety plans are discussed, as well as adjusting interventions for minor clients. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT. Disclaimer: Please note that this episode discusses death by suicide and various forms of self-injurious behaviors, including discussion of redacted case examples. Earn CE credit for listening to this episode by joining our low-cost membership for unlimited podcast CE credits for an entire year, with some of the strongest CE approvals in the country (APA, NBCC, ASWB, and more). Learn, grow, and shine with Clearly Clinical Continuing Ed by visiting https://ClearlyClinical.com.
2/7/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 25 seconds
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Adult Siblings as a Hidden Resource in Therapy, Ep. 198

Featuring Dr. Karen Gail Lewis, an expert on sibling and family therapy, this episode teaches four concepts related to sibling work and offers a framework for integrating siblings in individual and couple therapy in order to deepen psychotherapeutic work and growth. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT. Earn CE credit for listening to this episode by joining our low-cost membership for unlimited podcast CE credits for an entire year, with some of the strongest CE approvals in the country (APA, NBCC, ASWB, and more). Learn, grow, and shine with Clearly Clinical Continuing Ed by visiting https://ClearlyClinical.com.
1/30/20241 hour, 1 minute, 8 seconds
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Family Dynamics and Challenges Associated with Aging Loved Ones, Ep. 197

Gabrielle Juliano-Villani, LCSW, discusses the transitions in family dynamics associated with the aging of an older adult family member, and the types of conflict potentially faced during this period. The impact of chronic health conditions is discussed, as well as the challenges associated with assuming a caregiving role for an older loved one. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
1/18/20241 hour, 34 seconds
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Grief Affirming Practice: Understanding and Supporting Traumatically Bereaved Clients, Ep. 196

Terri Waibel, LCSW, provides information about theory and interventions for those in grief and bereavement, particularly around supporting the traumatically bereaved. Current debate in the field surrounding diagnosis for grievers is explored, as well as discussing about clinical presentation. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT. Earn CE credit for listening to this episode by joining our low-cost CE membership for unlimited podcast CE credits for an entire year. Learn more at clearlyclinical.com.
1/11/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Complexity of Termination: Setting The Tone for Closure, Ep. 195

Dr. Daryl Chow shares powerful insights for creating successful therapy termination from the onset of therapy, including discussion about various termination reasons, the research about termination (including why some clients drop out prematurely), and how to manage the transition more effectively. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
12/7/20231 hour, 55 seconds
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Foundations in Treating Posttraumatic Nightmares: Trauma-Informed Care, Ep. 194

Linda Yael Schiller, LICSW, discusses the relationship between dreams and trauma, and offers clinical interventions for posttraumatic nightmares using the Guided Active Imagination Approach (‘GAIA’). Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
11/16/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 5 seconds
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Sibling Abuse: Risk Factors, Realities, and Consequences, Ep. 193

Dr. Amy Meyers, LCSW, discusses differences between sibling rivalry and sibling abuse and the most significant risk factors for sibling abuse, as well as providing helpful clinical interventions. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
11/9/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 16 seconds
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Sensory Differences, Impact on Behavior, and When to Refer Out, Ep. 192

Robin Abbott, OTR/L, breaks down possible contributors for sensory processing difference and attentional difficulties from a developmental perspective, including potential treatment options and help discerning when to refer out. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
10/26/20231 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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Free CE Course: As Wartime Realities Unfold: Supporting Clients In Traumatic Shock, Ep. 191

Trauma expert Dr. David Grand, LCSW, discusses the impact of traumatic exposures on our bodies and brains and interventions to help our clients when in the state of traumatic shock, through the lens of trauma research and Brainspotting. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
10/17/20231 hour, 1 minute, 19 seconds
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Safe Sex In a Digital Age: Considering Sexual Health and Safety in an Online World, Ep. 190

Dr. Stefani Goerlich provides a framework for how clients can engage more healthfully and safely in intimate ways in an ever-connected online world. Including discussion of social media, algorithms, and artificial intelligence, this interview provides a helpful backdrop for how clinicians can support clients in engaging safely online with regard to intimate relationships. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
10/5/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 10 seconds
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The ICD Meets the DSM: What U.S. Clinicians Need to Know, Ep. 189

Dr. Jared Keeley explains the International Classification of Disease's history, purpose, and structure, including key differences between the ICD-10, ICD-11 and DSM-5-TR. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
9/28/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 53 seconds
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Cultural Safety and Care for Immigrant & Refugee Communities, Ep. 188

Raj Sundar, MD, shares how to bettter navigate cultural barriers and develop communication strategies to foster trust and respect with immigrant clients through the principles of Cultural Safety. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
9/21/20231 hour, 1 minute, 3 seconds
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Mediating Trauma in Indigiqueer People: Deepening Identity Through Psychedelic Assisted Therapy, Ep. 187

Marca Cassity, LMFT, shares about the use of psychedelic assisted therapy in Two Spirit people with trauma, including discussion about discrimination, resilience, identity development, and oneness. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
9/7/20231 hour, 1 minute, 36 seconds
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On The Road Without a Map: The Value of Accurate Diagnoses For Better Outcomes, Ep. 186

Dr. Shiro Torquato discusses the importance of accurate diagnoses, benefits and limitations of the DSM diagnostic system, and complementary diagnostic tools like the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology to drive accurate diagnoses in order to improve care outcomes. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
8/24/20231 hour, 59 seconds
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Fostering Resilience Against Suicide: Helping Clients "Build Lives Worth Living", Ep. 185

Jessica Gifford, LICSW, explains the power of upstream versus downstream suicide prevention interventions and offers research-based strategies to help clients improve quality of life as a suicide prevention resource. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT. Note: Please note that the terminology to describe the voluntary ending of one's life is continually evolving alongside a deeper understanding of the phenomenon. Please note that Jessica uses various terms in this interview, including the phrase 'committed suicide'. Use of various lexicon is specific to each individual and situation.
8/17/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 10 seconds
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When Therapy Stalls: How to Respond When Progress Is Missing, Ep. 184

Elizabeth Heaney, LPC, discusses how to navigate stalled therapy... maybe we’re covering the same material over and over again, maybe we’re feeling unsure of what to focus on, or maybe the conversation during sessions has little vitality or real engagement. Tune in to learn techniques and approaches for 'next step' options when therapy stalls. Presentation.
8/10/20231 hour, 1 minute, 7 seconds
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The Language of Enneagram: Working with Enneagram Clients in Psychotherapy, Ep. 183

Joanne Kim, LMFT, provides a sociocultural primer about the Enneagram (a 9-type personality framework) and how a client’s interest in the Enneagram types can impact and potentially deepen psychotherapeutic work by way of shared nomenclature and framing. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
7/27/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 37 seconds
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Developing Clinical Resilience: Nurturing Self of Therapist Beyond ‘Self Care’, Ep. 182

Megan VanMeter, LPC, explains the important difference between life enrichment and self-care in the face of the occupational hazard of burnout, and provides antidotes to the dark aspects of being a mental health professional. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
7/20/20231 hour, 22 seconds
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When Therapy Ends: Ideal and Less-Than-Ideal Termination, Ep. 181

Elizabeth Heaney, LPC, explores differences in who initiates termination (client or therapist), what happens when termination seems premature, reactive, or not mutually agreed-upon, and the ethical importance of “clean” termination (for both parties). Presentation.
7/13/20231 hour, 1 minute, 47 seconds
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Therapy or Coaching? Differences & Similarities Worth Knowing, Ep. 180

Dr. Londyn Miller, LMFT, MCLC, defines and explains the philosophies of coaching versus therapy, including legal and ethical considerations relating to therapists providing coaching services. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
6/15/20231 hour, 1 minute, 29 seconds
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Coming Out: A Trauma-Based Experience, Ep. 179

John Sovec, LMFT, explains coming out as a potentially trauma-based experience for LGBTQIA+ individuals, including themes like nervous system activation, hypervigilance, and social alienation; John also discusses supportive resources and clinical interventions. Presentation.
6/1/20231 hour, 1 minute
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Setting the Tone at the Top: Anti-Oppressive and Trauma Informed Leadership and Supervision, Ep. 173

Cristal Martinez Acosta, LPC-S, explains trauma-informed principles and explains leadership strategies to emphasize anti-oppressive, trauma\-sensitive, and culturally-aware strategies in management and clinical supervision systems. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
5/25/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 59 seconds
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Polyvagal Theory: Hacking the Stress Response, Ep. 177

Gabrielle Juliano-Villani, LCSW, gives a helpful primer on the important role of the Vagus nerve plays in how the human nervous system manages stress and regulates emotions. Includes discussion about the impact of trauma on the stress response. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
5/11/20231 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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Remnants of Combat: Assisting Veterans with PTSD and TBI, Ep. 176

Dr. Lorin Lindner shares best practices for engaging and treating veterans in psychotherapy, including discussion about clinical presentations of combat-related Post-Traumatic Stress, Tramautic Brain Injury, and Moral Injury. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
4/27/20231 hour, 47 seconds
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DSM-5-TR: What’s New, a Review, and Limitations, Ep. 175

Dr. Stephanie Woo provides a comprehensive discussion about continuities and changes in the DSM-5-TR, including discussion about social and ethnocultural limitations and the evolution of the Diagnostic Manual over time. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
4/20/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 4 seconds
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Innovative Approaches for Treating Fears and Phobias in Young Children, Ep. 174

Dr. Karen Levine provides clear guidance about treatment approaches based in a combination of Play Therapy techniques and gradual exposure in order to address fears and phobias in young children, including discussion about the use of these interventions with neurodiverse clientele. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
4/6/20231 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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"But That's Not What I Want": The Ethics of Self-Determination and Cultivating Medical Autonomy, Ep. 173

Diane Bigler, LCSW, takes a deep dive into how to approach ethical considerations regarding client self-determination around medical care. What rights does a patient/client have? What if their provider disagrees with their choice? What if WE, as a therapist, disagree? In this interview, Diane breaks down the complexity of medical decision-making and the importance of supporting client/patient autonomy using helpful case examples and her own lived experience. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
3/30/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
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When You Connect, You Protect: The Impact of Social Connection on Mental Health, Ep. 172

Jessica Gifford, LICSW, explains the link between social connectedness and mental health, and emphasizes the importance of helping clients build connection using concrete strategies. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
3/16/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 7 seconds
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Gray Divorce: What You Need to Know About Later-Life Breakups, Ep. 171

Linda Hershman, LMFT, discusses who is filing for gray divorce, the reasons why, and the unique challenges of adult children of divorcing parents. Includes discussion about communities of Color, LGBTQIA+ and mixed-orientation marriage populations. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
3/9/20231 hour, 1 minute, 3 seconds
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Integrative Treatments for Improving Mental Health, Including Ethical/Legal Considerations, Ep. 170

Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge discusses integrative mental health options (like supplements, dietary changes, neurofeedback, etc.), legal and ethical considerations about how to discuss these options with therapy clients, how to integrate methods into their clinical practice, and the research on these integrative approaches. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
2/16/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 34 seconds
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Dissociation Made Simple: Best Practices for Changing the Conversation, Ep. 169

Dr. Jamie Marich addresses clinical fear and stigma about dissociation, and explains dissociation in a holistic manner with appreciation of historical context, societal influences, and modern knowledge from the field of traumatic stress studies. Presentation also includes discussion of Dr. Marich's first-hand experience with dissociation. Presentation-style.
2/9/20231 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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Surviving Motherhood: Giving Voice to Black Mamas Childbirth Experiences and Trauma, Ep. 168

Dr. Lyneia Richardson discusses common traumatic pregnancy and childbirth experiences of Black women and themes around mothering as a Black woman in America; suggestions on how helping professionals can best provide a supportive space of healing for this population is also discussed. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT. Note: This episode uses various terms to describe people who gestate and chestfeed, including terms like women, mothering, breastfeeding, childbirthing people, etc. Please note that the terminology to describe child birthing people is continually evolving; we encourage use of lexicon that is specific to each individual and his/her/their self-identification. We also want to note that this episode includes discussion of medical emergencies and traumatic experiences relating to childbirth.
2/2/20231 hour, 1 minute, 29 seconds
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The Art of Confrontation: Challenging Clients Effectively, Ep. 167

Elizabeth Heaney, LPC, explores the clinical value of confronting clients, interventions to implement challenges, and various reasons therapists often shy away from strongly challenging their clients. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
1/19/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 51 seconds
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Client Meaning-making: Working with Spirituality in Psychotherapy , Ep. 166

Dr. Russell Siler Jones, LMHC, provides helpful rationale for attending to spiritual and religious issues in psychotherapy, including discussion about countertransference and meaningful interventions to welcome a client's meaning-making into the room. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
1/12/20231 hour, 1 minute, 18 seconds
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When the Lights Don't Sparkle: Managing Grief During the Holidays, Ep. 165

Grief therapist Londyn Miller, LMFT, explores some of the societal norms which shape our unconscious responses to grief (encompassing all kinds of grief, not just grief relating to illness or death), including discussion about common bereavement myths. Critical self-care strategies for managing social pressures and creative ideas to help clients manage their grief around holidays are also discussed. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
11/17/20221 hour, 49 seconds
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Helping Children Cope with an Adult World, From Big Feelings To Big Problems, Ep. 164

Dr. Melissa Munro Boyd describes ways for therapists to help children develop healthy coping skills for emotion management, including helpful interventions and discussion about addressing big topics like death, violence, relocation, etc. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
11/10/20221 hour, 1 minute, 25 seconds
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Free CE Course: A Wounded Healer Heals: Dr. Yalom on Life, Loss, and Therapy, Ep. 163

Dr. Irv Yalom candidly explores the role of a therapist, the intermingling of personal life and career, and his perspectives on existentialism, including the impact of therapist self-disclosure on the therapeutic relationship. Also includes retrospective discussion about his use of ‘here-and-now’ psychotherapy work with terminally ill and bereaved clients. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
10/20/20221 hour, 1 minute, 7 seconds
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Beyond Techniques: Using Principle-Based Supervision to Grow Clinical Competence, Ep. 162

Dr. Julia Mackaronis, licensed clinical psychologist, explores the benefits of exploring values- and principle-based supervision techniques instead of focusing heavily on specific therapeutic interventions in order to build clinical confidence and flexibility in supervisees. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
10/13/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 10 seconds
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Kink: Laying the Clinical Groundwork, From Fundamentals and Beyond, Ep. 161

Dr. Elyssa Helfer, LMFT, provides helpful context and education about the kink community as well as the ways clinicians can more impactfully serve them. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
9/22/20221 hour, 1 minute, 16 seconds
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Supervising Clinicians Serving BIPOC Children & Adolescents: Mediating Impact of Implicit Bias, Ep. 160

Dr. Sonja Sutherland, LPC, dives deep into the mental health impact of systemic racism on BIPOC children and how to supervise early-career clinicians in more effectively serving this population. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
9/15/20221 hour, 1 minute, 4 seconds
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Addressing Disordered Eating in Teens When You’re Not a Specialist: Understanding the Process, Ep. 159

Tracy Kenela, LMHC, shares important diagnostic and interventional guidance for clinicians who encounter adolescents with eating disordered behaviors, including helpful insight for working with parents/caregivers. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
9/8/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 49 seconds
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Taking the Stand and Providing Feedback: Clinical Considerations for Working with Clients in Family Legal Proceedings , Ep. 158

April Tith, LMFT, provides invaluable clarity about how to navigate things like court orders, legal filings, and conflicting perspectives from parents and attorneys in family law proceedings, including discussion about propsective ethical dilemmas. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
8/25/20221 hour, 33 seconds
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Listening for Shame in Psychotherapy, Ep. 157

Cynthia Mulder, LCSW, shares key information about shame and its antidotes, including discussion about the differences between embarrassment, humiliation, guilt, and shame, and ways to both recognize and address shame in psychotherapy. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
8/18/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds
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Prioritizing Reflection: The Value of Clinical Supervision for the Addiction Workforce, Ep. 156

Samson Teklemariam, LPC, CPTM, discusses the importance of clinical supervision in addiction treatment, including review of the research-backed benefits of ongoing clinical supervision and revisiting the goals of effective supervision. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
8/11/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 42 seconds
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Setting, Keeping, and Changing Boundaries in Private Practice: Values, Attunement, and Impact on Outcome, Ep. 155

Kelly Hidgon, LMFT, Private Practice Coach, discusses the common hangups clinicians encounter when thinking about boundaries... from topics like how much to charge per session, how to handle late cancellations, and whether to adjust your schedule to accommodate a client's calendar changes, this episode dives in on tough calls. This conversation encourages clinician consideration about their own values and the potential impact of maintaining values-aligned business practices on clinical outcomes. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
7/28/20221 hour, 1 minute, 14 seconds
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Holistic Healing: Indigenous Approaches to Mental Health, Ep. 154

Robyn Gomez, LCSW, shares an overview of holistic and ancestral Indigenous approaches to mental health, including a review of concepts like sustainability, balance, core values, and discussion about principals like the Medicine Wheel and others. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
7/21/20221 hour, 1 minute, 3 seconds
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Free CE Course: Our Role Moving Forward: Reproductive Justice as Harm Reduction and Ethical Imperative, Ep. 153

Dr. Orisha Bowers, Dr. Jamie Marich, and Elizabeth Irias, LMFT, discuss the concept of reproductive justice and identify deliberate actions mental health professionals can take in a post-Roe v. Wade United States, including discussion about harm reduction, spiritual/religious abuse, and our ethical mandates, as well as available resources, considerations about client/clinician privacy and clinical documentation, and navigating potential conflicts between ethical and legal requirements. Note to listeners: This interview discusses sexual violence and uses language that may be upsetting. We also share that this conversation includes reference to umbrella terms like ‘women’s rights’ and 'human rights'. Included in this heading are the rights of transgender and cisgender people, nonbinary people, women, females, girls, and people with internal reproductive organs. Law & Ethics themes discussed in the interview are on a broad, national scale and may not be applicable in your state. The opinions expressed herein are not legal advice, and we recommending consulting with your licensing body, professional association, liability insurance, and/or a behavioral health attorney.
6/30/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 28 seconds
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Being Human and a Therapist: Awareness of Burnout, Roles, Power, and Therapeutic 'Love' , Ep. 152

Julia Aziz, LCSW-S, sheds light on the challenges of managing the role of 'healer' when we ourselves are struggling, and explores the impact of being an actively wounded healer on therapy outcomes.
6/23/20221 hour, 1 minute, 37 seconds
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When We’re Not Ok: Understanding and Managing Compassion Fatigue, Ep. 151

Dr. Dain Kloner, LMFT, discusses the phenomenon of compassion fatigue and provides guidance about how to self-assess one’s own level of compassion fatigue, as well as offers guidance about how to address and manage it moving forward. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
6/2/20221 hour, 1 minute, 8 seconds
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Free CE Course: Disaster Mental Health: How to Help in the Aftermath of a Tragedy, Ep. 43

Robert Scholz, LMFT, LPCC, and Susan Hall, JD, PhD discuss Disaster Mental Health and how it impacts multiple facets of care, ranging from treatment planning to clinician burnout.
5/25/20221 hour, 14 seconds
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Undoing the ‘Intake Model’: Improving the First Sessions in Psychotherapy. Ep. 150

Dr. Daryl Chow, Psychologist, takes us on a journey about the limitations of a question-driven first psychotherapy session, and describes research-backed strategies to improve client engagement in order to improve retention and outcomes. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
5/5/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 30 seconds
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A Candid Conversation About Documentation: Misery or Mastery? Ep. 149

Beth Rontal, LICSW, details some of the myths and mistakes relating to progress notes, and provides guidance about clinical documentation dos-and-don'ts in order to improve care. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
4/14/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 53 seconds
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Complexities of OCD and Creating Treatment That Works- ERP and Beyond, Ep. 148

Kimberley Quinlan, LMFT, provides a helpful and nuanced overview of the etiology of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and offers clarity about research-based treatment options. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
4/7/20221 hour, 1 minute, 1 second
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Talking About and Tackling Sexual Shame with ACT, Ep. 147

Erika Miley, LMHC, breaks down the appication of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in the treatment of sex-related shame, including discussion about concepts like defusion and mindfulness. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
3/17/20221 hour, 1 minute, 21 seconds
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A Clinician’s Role in Immigration Evaluations: Explaining The Process and Why The Work Deeply Matters, Ep. 146

Georgia King, LCSW, explains how clinicians can support the legal process and help pave the way for safety and security for the lives of those immigrating to the United States through the provision of mental health assessments. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
3/3/20221 hour, 1 minute, 19 seconds
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Inviting Race Into Supervision: Vital Basics for the Clinical Development of Culturally-Responsive Supervisees, Ep. 145

Dr. Sonja Sutherland, LPC, discusses The Cross-Cultural Civility-Mindset Developmental Model (CCCMDM) and provides a comprehensive model for effectively approaching ethical and culturally-responsive supervision & clinical intervention. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
2/3/20221 hour, 1 minute, 53 seconds
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When Our 'Life Rules' No Longer Apply: Clinical Competency In Religion & Self-Concept in the Face of Trauma, Ep. 144

Sara A. Showalter Van Tongeren, LMSW, joins us for a comprehensive discussion about the impact of trauma and existential threats on one's religious and spiritual belief systems and how clinicians can support healing. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT. NOTE: This episode discusses religious trauma and identity traumas, including the discussion of existential crises surrounding experiences like racism, sexism, queerphobia, purity culture, infertility, etc.
1/20/20221 hour, 1 minute, 17 seconds
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The Truths of Transracial Adoption: Evaluating Impact and Considerations for Care, Ep. 143

Jaclyn Skalnik, LCSW, provides a detailed discourse about how therapists can conceptualize identity development of those who are transracially-adopted and better support the needs of this population, including discussion about working with individuals or couples who are considering transracial adoption. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
11/18/20211 hour, 1 minute, 7 seconds
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Train the Brain: Integrating Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Into Treatment, Ep. 142

Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge, LPCA, provides a comprehensive interview explaining biofeedback and neurofeedback how these evidence-based approaches can be integrated with traditional psychotherapy. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
11/4/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 30 seconds
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Shame, Parenting, and Mindfulness: Improving Parental Awareness From Potty Training to Adulting, Ep. 141

LJ Lumpkin, LMFT, provides a discussion about the influence of generational shame on parenting practices and the importance of mindful awareness. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
10/28/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 33 seconds
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Authenticity Isn’t Easy: Navigating Through Grief During Gender Transition, Ep. 140

Gender expert Zander Keig, LCSW, join us for an overview of the various responses to the potential ambiguous loss experienced during a gender transition (medical, social, legal) by those who undergo a gender transition and their loved ones
10/7/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 24 seconds
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Unraveling Damaging Assumptions: Critical Basics About Ageism and Intersectionality, Ep. 139

Dr. Regina Koepp, PSY, an expert on ageism, shares critical considerations about ageism and its impact on mental and physical health, as well as touches upon the intersectionality between ageism and other identities. Considerations about ageism in clinical practice are also discussed. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
9/23/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Profound Impact of Sleep: Sleep Psychology, Support, & CBT-I, Ep. 138

Dr. Kimberly Dwyer, PSY, providers a comprehensive overview about sleep's impact on physical and mental wellness, and also provides helpful CBT-I interventions geared at increasing the quality and quantity of sleep. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
9/16/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 16 seconds
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Planning Maternity Leave in Private Practice: Where Practical Considerations Meet Law/Ethics

Private Practice consultant Amanda Landry, LMHC, discusses important factors clinicians considering maternity/paternity leave ought to keep in mind, including discussion about legal/ethical considerations. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
9/2/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 15 seconds
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Counseling Couples in Crisis: Perspectives & Interventions from Two Different Models, Ep. 136

Couple therapy experts Dr. James Hawkins, LPC, and Shane Birkel, LMFT, offer a helpful exploration of how Emotionally Focused Therapy and Relational Life Therapy approach early-stage couple therapy, with useful interventions and conceptualization strategies. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
8/26/20211 hour, 1 minute, 21 seconds
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Family Life Can Be So Much Easier: Improving Parent/Child Interactions Using Psychosynthesis, Ep. 135

Parenting expert Dr. Ilene Val-Essen, LMFT, shares helpful insight about using Psychology of the Self (Psychosynthesis) to encourage centered, communicative parenting strategies with the aim of improving overall family cohesion. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
8/19/20211 hour, 36 seconds
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Diversity Made Simple: Moving Beyond Increased Awareness and Getting Into Action, Ep. 134

Diversity expert Lambers Fisher, LMFT, provides clear guidance about how to proactively create safe spaces in the therapy room for all types of client diversity, from clinical forms to ideological approaches. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT. Note: Client/therapist differences and individual factors may result in a treatment failure or loss of control by either or both people (therapist or client), and therapists are encouraged to consider the appropriateness of referring out and/or educating the client that they can choose a therapist of the same or differing characteristics if they prefer.
8/5/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 52 seconds
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Imposter Syndrome, Therapy, and Effectiveness: Do We Still Need Theory Anymore?, Ep. 133

Dr. Diane Gehart, LMFT, provides helpful guidance about sorting through countless therapy theories to find one's style, grounded in research-based approaches. This interview also discusses the phenomenon of imposter syndrome, and how to develop a clinical identity in the 'alphabet soup' of today's mental health vernacular. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT. THIS PODCAST CE COURSE IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR APA CE CREDIT
7/22/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds
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Before You Write The Letter: What Clinicians Should Know About Emotional Support Animals, Ep. 132

Ariel Landrum, LMFT, shares critical knowledge about Emotional Support Animals and the process of assessment and letter-writing, including discussion about some of the practice-related issues ESA services can pose. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
7/15/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 33 seconds
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Body Justice for Clinicians: Evaluating Clinical Bias, Thin Idealism, and Fat-Shaming, Ep. 131

Paula Atkinson, LICSW, explores the psychosocial aspects of weight and body shape, the sciences that impact the way we think about weight and health, and the subsequent marginalization of people in large bodies. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
7/1/20211 hour, 1 minute, 10 seconds
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Intimate Partner Death and Loss: Clinical Approaches, Myths, and What-Not-To-Do, Ep. 130

Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW, provides guidance about how to support healthy grieving in individuals who have experienced intimate partner death, including discussion about myths, 'widow rules', and interventions. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
6/24/20211 hour, 1 minute
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Lifting LatinX: A Primer About Working Effectively with the Hispanic and Latino Population, Ep. 129

Victor Flores, LAC, provides clear direction about social and culture consideration practitioners can manage more effectively in serving LatinX clients, from demographic information to cultural norms. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
6/17/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 48 seconds
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Bringing It All Together: Integrated Care for People with Psychotic Disorders and Substance Use Disorders, Ep. 128

Dr. Delia Cimpean Hendrick, a triple-board certified physician, provides thoughtful guidance about how to effectively address co-occurring psychotic symptoms and substance use disorders, including discussion about risk factors, clinical presentation, evidence-based practices, and multidisciplinary integrated care. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
6/10/20211 hour, 50 seconds
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Introducing A Field Manual for Military Parents: A Review for Practitioners Working with Military Connected Families, Ep. 127

Dr. Alan Scheuermann breaks down common norms for Military families, and also provides a compassionate, helpful, and accessible set of interventions for supporting Military families in creating a streamlined that parenting program that complements Military standards. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
5/20/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 44 seconds
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Free CE Course: Creating an Ethical, Impactful Presence Outside the Therapy Room, from Books to Social Media to Podcasting, Ep. 126

Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, Licensed Psychologist and prolific host of the Therapy for Black Girls podcast, joins us to share how to effectively and ethically expand beyond the therapy room to impact mental wellness and social justice, including social media engagement, podcasting, etc. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
5/13/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 18 seconds
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“My Child Just Went Crazy One Day”: What You Need to Know about PANS & PANDAS, Ep. 125

Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge, LPC, breaks down what therapists need to know as they evaluate and treat OCD and tic disorders, as many children and adults may actually have an undiagnosed autoimmune disorder called Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndromes (PANS) or Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS). Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
5/6/20211 hour, 1 minute, 13 seconds
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Supporting Asian American Clients in a Time of Crisis: Culturally-Informed Care, Ep. 124

Dr. Helen Hsu, a clinical psychologist, provides a helpful primer about supporting the Asian American population during the pandemic and increasing discrimination, including discussion about demographics and recommendations for therapeutic interventions. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
4/29/20211 hour, 1 minute, 16 seconds
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Being a Therapist in a Time of Climate Catastrophe: Having These Hard Conversations, Ep. 123

Tree Staunton and Ariella Cook-Shonkoff, LMFT, climate psychology experts, discuss the emotional processing human beings engage in when facing large existential threats like climate change, and offer therapists guidance for supporting clients who are grappling with eco-anxiety. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
4/22/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 7 seconds
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Demystifying and Dignifying Death: Understanding the Dying Process and Supporting Caregivers, Ep. 122

Dr. Chris Kerr, hospice physician and author of Death Is But A Dream, clarifies the physical, emotional, and cognitive experience of death and dying, from the frequency of end-of-life visions to the processing of one's own impending death, as well as offers guidance about how caregivers can view their role and better advocate for their dying loved one. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
4/15/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 42 seconds
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Becoming Even Better: The Important Impact of Clinical Niche on Therapeutic Outcomes, Ep. 121

Miranda Palmer, LMFT, discusses what it means to have a clinical niche, how therapists competently and ethically develop one, and how a clinical niche can impact clinical outcomes. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
4/1/20211 hour, 54 seconds
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The Science of Suffering and Moving Forward - The Pandemic and Beyond, Ep. 120

Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren and Sara Showalter Van Tongeren, LCSW, do a deep dive into the research about suffering and how to move forward in the wake of chronic suffering, including processing the continuing distress related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Interview by Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
3/25/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 36 seconds
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Lifting Women: Appreciating the Burden of Sexism in Society, Ep. 119

Dr. Jameta Barlow, a community health psychologist and public health scientist, discusses the impact of patriarchal society on women's health and wellbeing, and offers a starting point for embracing, supporting, and lifting the feminine, including discussion about various types of intersectionality within the female population.
3/8/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 57 seconds
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Supporting African American Clients: Increasing Access to Care And Appreciating Cultural Norms, Ep. 118

Dr. Tammy Hodo, a sociologist with an Urban Studies focus, discusses common factors that contribute to a lack of access to and utilization of mental health services by African American individuals, including discussion about historical context and cultural factors. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
2/26/20211 hour, 1 minute, 11 seconds
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Supporting Multiracial Individuals: Things to Know, Approaches, and Considerations, Ep. 117

Dr. Dana Stone, LMFT, focuses in on identity development of multiracial individuals, from social context to family dynamics. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
2/18/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 19 seconds
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Navigating Insurance for In-Network & Out-Of-Network Providers: Ethical Considerations & Important Points, Ep. 116

Dr. Ajita Robinson, LCPC, breaks down important considerations about being an INN or OON insurance provider, and directly addresses some common myths and misunderstandings in the field. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
2/11/20211 hour, 1 minute, 30 seconds
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The Healing Our Core Issues Model: Treating Childhood and Developmental Trauma, Ep. 115

Jan Bergstrom, LMHC, provides a helpful breakdown of the Healing Our Core Issues Model, which is an integration model which uses the theoretical models of attachment, mindfulness, neuroscience, body-based methodologies and the core issues work informed by Pia Mellody. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
2/4/20211 hour, 1 minute, 30 seconds
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When it's Not Autism or ADHD... Sensory Processing Disorder As Common Ground, Ep. 114

Featuring Dr. Shiro Torquato, a child psychologist, this informative episode takes a closer look at Sensory Processing Disorder, from what it is, how to recognize it, and how to treat it. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
1/28/20211 hour, 53 seconds
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White Supremacist Violence: Understanding the Resurgence and Stopping the Spread , Ep. 113

Extremism expert Dr. Brian Van Brunt discusses the White Supremacist violence movement, and offers practical treatment approaches and insight about prevention techniques. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
1/21/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 7 seconds
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Seeing Clearly: The Basics of Supporting Clients Experiencing Vision Loss, Ep. 112

Deb Marinos, CRC, offers helpful and easy-to-apply guidance for best supporting legally blind and visually-impaired clients, from how to create a welcoming, safe environment to supporting safe and affordable transportation to your office for sessions. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
1/14/20211 hour, 1 minute, 12 seconds
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The Violence of Advice: Helping Without Overpowering, Ep. 111

Stephen Andrew, LCSW, LADC, discusses the power differential in therapy, and sheds light on how therapists can approach therapeutic conversations in a more compassionate and Motivational Interviewing-based way in order to encourage therapeutic change. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
12/10/20201 hour, 37 seconds
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Narcissist: The Skilled Abuser, Part II: How Narcissistic Personalities Affect Family Dynamics, Ep. 110

Dr. Catherine Barrett breaks down the impact of narcissism on the family system and offers guidance about working with children and families affected by significant others with NPD traits. Presentation. See Episode #51 for Part I.
12/3/20201 hour, 1 minute, 42 seconds
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Will My Client Hurt Someone?: A Primer on Risk Assessment, Ep. 109

Risk assessment expert Robert Scholz, LMFT, discusses critical approaches for evaluating whether a client may become violent, including identification of red flags and discussion of a clinician's role in threat management. Particular attention is paid to child, adolescent, and young adult client risk management. WARNING: This episode contains discussion of acts of violence. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
11/19/20201 hour, 1 minute, 54 seconds
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Free CE Course: Providing Inclusive, Respectful Care to Your Gender Questioning, Transgender, & Nonbinary Clients, Ep. 108

Trans awareness expert Dara Hoffman-Fox, LPC, dives into the ins-and-outs of important clinical considerations for providers who are wanting to support and best serve their trans and nonbinary clients. From the use of gender-neutral language to office signage, this course is a great primer. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
11/12/20201 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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The Brain's Route of Survival: Complex Trauma and Personality Development, Ep.107

Shari Simmons, LCSW, gives a unique and eye-opening look at how traumatic experiences shape personality development and the creation of strategies to ensure survival despite challenging circumstances and experiences. Presentation.
10/29/20201 hour, 1 minute, 28 seconds
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When Client/Therapist Values Clash: The Diversity Training EVERY Clinician Needs Right Now, Ep. 106

Diversity expert Lambers Fisher, LMFT, offers a shame-free, centering approach to approaching values disagreements with clients. How do we maintain our values AND maintain rapport? This course covers it all. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
10/14/20201 hour, 1 minute, 13 seconds
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Coming Out On A Continuum: Recognizing the Lifelong Process for LGBTQ People, Ep. 105

LGBTQ expert therapist John Sovec walks through the stages of LGBTQ+ coming out, and explores how the coming out process involves a continuous stream of coming out moments across a lifespan. Coming out trauma is also discussed. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
10/8/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 2 seconds
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Are We What We Eat? Linking Nutrition to Behavioral Health. Ep. 104

In this must-listen episode, Registered Dietician David Wiss dives deep about the gut microbiome, variations in diet, and their profound impact on mental health and addiction. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
10/1/20201 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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Couple Therapy: Yes, You Can Bill Insurance For It… Here’s How, Ep. 103

Insurance expert Barbara Griswold, LMFT, busts myths about billing insurance for couple therapy, and discusses coding considerations, legal/ethical concerns, and approaches. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
9/17/20201 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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Minding the Gap: Connecting Trauma Work With The 12 Steps, Ep. 102

Dr. Jamie Marich, an expert on addictive disorders and trauma treatment, gives helpful insight about how to effectively bring a trauma-informed side to traditional 12 Step work. Presentation.
9/10/20201 hour, 1 minute, 49 seconds
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Understanding The World that Shaped Us: Where Diversity Meets Developmental and Relational Trauma Therapy, Ep. 101

La Shanda Sugg, LCP, provides a helpful overview of Developmental and Relational Trauma Therapy (DARTT), including application to transgenerational dynamics and cultural, racial, and other traumas. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
9/2/20201 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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Free Gottman CE Course: Healing Invisible Wounds: Working Through Past Sexual Trauma in Relationships, Ep. 100

In this intimate, graceful interview, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, PSY shares perspectives and interventions to support couples in which one or both/all members are sexual trauma survivors. WARNING: Clearly Clinical listeners are warned that this interview course contains discussion about sexual trauma and acts of sexual violence. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
8/19/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 47 seconds
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Turning the Frown Upside Down: TMS and the Treatment of Depression, Ep. 99

Dr. Shashita Inamdar, a psychiatrist specialized in depression and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), helpfully discusses the application, risk, and benefits of TMS for people with 'treatment-resistant' depression, and gives a sound overview of how and when to refer clients for TMS. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
8/7/20201 hour, 1 minute, 48 seconds
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College During Coronavirus: Clinically Navigating Decisions and Challenges, Ep. 97 (Not eligible for CE credit)

Dr. Mark Stevens, PSY discusses the challenges faced by young adult clients and their families who are making hard choices about what to do during the 2020/2021 academic year due to the pandemic. Helpful perspectives, reframes, and interventions are discussed. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT. Note: Not eligible for CE credit.
7/16/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 57 seconds
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Lifting LGBTQIA Voices of Color: Racism Among Gender & Sexual Minorities, Ep. 96

Dr. Frank Sanchez, PSY, LMFT, and Luna Malbroux, MSW, join trans advocate Jazzmun Crayton in discussing their clinical and lived experiences as multiple minority individuals... their thoughts on what it means to be members of both a racial minority and a sexual/gender minority simultaneously. Guidance for non-minority clinicians is also discussed. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
6/30/20201 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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Free CE Course: Lifting Black Voices: Therapy, Trust, and Racial Trauma, Ep. 95

Clinicians La Shanda Sugg, LPC, L.J. Lumpkin, LMFT, & Dr. Tiffany Crayton, LPC discuss the theme of therapeutic mistrust in the Black and African community, and offer insight about how the lived experience of BIPOC individuals may impact the course of therapy. Guidance for non-minority clinicians is also discussed. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
6/19/20201 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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Supporting Loved Ones Through COVID-19 Deaths: Critical Clinical Considerations, Ep. 94

Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW, an expert on grief and loss, sheds a powerful light on how deaths caused by the pandemic are different than from other deaths, like lack of goodbyes and delayed/canceled funerals; the grief implications for surviving loved ones is discussed. Key insight is provided to help clinicians better support people who have critically-ill loved ones with COVID-19, or have already lost someone to the disease. Interview with Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias
6/11/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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Excelling at Telehealth with Children and Teens: The Structure, Interventions, and Legal/Ethical Considerations, Ep. 93

Ariel Landrum, LMFT, an expert in the arena of online child and adolescent therapy, gives some great and practice guidance about how to keep sessions interesting, engaging, and effective. Important legal and ethical considerations are also discussed. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
6/4/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds
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Hey, White Therapist, Here's Where We Start, Ep. 92

Frank Baird, LMFT, LPCC, gives a primer about the themes white therapists can begin exploring to be more aware of their own racial identity, cultural conditioning, and the effects on clients of Color. Includes discussion of interventions and considerations. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
6/1/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 1 second
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A Heart-to-Heart about Appreciating the Global and Personal Trauma of COVID-19, Ep. 91

Dr. Jamie Marich, LPCC, a trauma specialist, discusses the pandemic's global and personal trauma impact, and offers helpful interventions to client and clinician alike. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
5/22/20201 hour, 1 minute, 53 seconds
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The Grip of Grief: Processing The Continual Losses of the Pandemic, Ep. 90

Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW, an expert on grief and loss, desribes the origin and function of grief, and provides helpful interventions to help clients manage the innumerable losses caused by the pandemic. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
5/7/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 23 seconds
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Managing Conflict: Working with Couples in Captivity, Ep. 89

Shane Birkel, LMFT, an expert couple therapist, shares insight about the challenges today's couples are facing, and offers practical tools to help clinciains support couples during this time. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
4/30/20201 hour, 1 minute, 9 seconds
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Navigating Conflict and Polarization in These Trying Times, Ep. 88

Dr. Peter Coleman, an expert in conflict and anxiety, discusses the challenges of and strategies for navigating interpersonal conflicts under highly-anxious, shelter-in-place conditions, and how the pandemic crisis offers opportunities for breaking free of the ensconced patterns of political divisiveness in our society. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
4/23/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 10 seconds
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Teletherapy: It's More Effective Than You Think and How To Make It Even Better, Ep. 87

Telehealth experts Dr. Kate Campbell, LMFT and Kate Lemieux, LMFT shed light on how to make the transition to telehealth a positive experience for both client and clinician alike. Helpful tips are shared, as well as first-hand experience. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
4/16/20201 hour, 22 seconds
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Getting Through COVID-19 Directives: Supporting Connection and Emotional Health, Ep. 86

Celebrity neuropsychologist Dr. Judy Ho shares the evolutionary origins of anxiety and discusses practical interventions that will help you both take care of yourself and help you support clients while connecting meaningfully during telehealth sessions. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
4/2/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 49 seconds
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From Our Founder: Appreciation, a Favor and a Freebie, Ep. 85

Clearly Clinical founder and podcast host, Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias, gives the brief backstory of Clearly Clinical and tells you what we have in store for you during this uncertain and unusual time. You're mental health warriors, and we're here to support you.
3/30/20204 minutes, 19 seconds
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Making Sense of the Pandemic: Psychological Impact on Clients and Communities, Ep. 83

Dr. Baruch Fischhoff, pandemic expert and clinical psychologist, discusses how human behavior changes in response to pandemics, and offers guidance about how individuals and communities can psychologically weather these unusual times. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
3/18/20201 hour, 1 minute, 37 seconds
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Swiftly Transitioning to Online Therapy, Ethically and Legally, Ep. 84

Dr. Amber Lyda, an expert on online therapy, discusses how to rapidly transition to providing online therapy, including a review of legal and ethical considerations and considerations for policies, procedures, and systems. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
3/18/20201 hour, 56 seconds
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Electronic Records Systems: Legal/Ethical Considerations and Navigating the Options, Ep. 82

Matt Stevens, founder at Alleva EMR, discusses the factors clinicians should consider when selecting and implementing an EMR, from the legal/ethical concerns, to ease-of-use considerations, and thoughts about how to effectively navigate the on-board process. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
3/13/20201 hour, 1 minute, 20 seconds
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Co-occurring Recovery: Treating Mental Health and Addiction Side-By-Side, Ep. 81

David Deutsch, social worker and addiction counselor, explains the unique challenges faced by persons who have both a mental health and substance use disorders. The evidence-based practice of Integrated Treatment for persons with Co-occurring Disorders is also reviewed. Presentation.
2/28/20201 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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Psychotherapy’s Fatal Flaw and How to Fix It, Ep. 80

Drs. Scott Miller and Daryl Chow review the research about stagnant therapy outcomes and provide a glimpse into what’s required to deliver better psychotherapy results. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
2/20/20201 hour, 1 minute, 35 seconds
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The Soul of Recovery: Maintaining Integrity through Spiritual Practices, Ep. 79

Gina Tabrizy, LMFT, reviews research about integrating spirituality into addiction recovery, and discusses ways for clinicians to bring spirituality into therapy, including when provider and client differ in perspectives. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
2/10/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 5 seconds
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Managed Care 101: Considerations, Ethics, and Requirements, Ep. 78

David Nefussy, a tenured insurance company executive, discusses the ins and outs of becoming an approved provider with an insurance company, and covers ethical implications of issues like billing, collection of copays, and other policies. Presentation.
1/31/20201 hour, 36 seconds
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The Mind/Body Connection: The Simple Habit That Makes Us Healthier, Ep. 77

Dr. Mark Pirtle, an expert in the arena of stress-related physical conditions, discusses the impact of thinking on physical health and the power of mindfulness in this dynamic interview. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
1/24/20201 hour, 23 seconds
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Switching Gears From Individual to Couple Therapy: Establishing the Basics, Ep. 76

Shane Birkel, LMFT, an expert couple therapist, sheds some light on the ground rules for transition into couple therapy work, and offers tips about helpful interventions and approaches. Presentation.
1/17/20201 hour, 1 minute, 18 seconds
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Left To Our Own Devices: Working with Clients Around Social Media Consumption, Ep. 75

Featuring device management expert Dr. Don Grant, this interview explores how our digitally-based devices and social media behaviors affect and alter our lives, lifestyles, and careers. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
12/19/20191 hour, 1 minute, 45 seconds
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Countertransference as a Catalyst for Therapeutic Change and Business Practices, Ep. 74

Dr. Kim Dwyer, passionate ACT therapist and business coach, explores the use of therapist emotional experiences as a tool for client growth, as well as a tool for therapist boundaries around business practices. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
12/12/20191 hour, 30 seconds
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Transgender Clients with Eating Disorders: Clinical Considerations and Approaches, Ep. 73

Allison Burnett, LICSW, and expert both in eating disorders and working with Tran clients, shares helpful research and clinical interventions that can help clients with body image and eating disorder symptoms. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
12/6/20191 hour, 40 seconds
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The Science of Intuition: Appreciating Its Influence, Ep. 72

Dr. Lori Chortkoff Hops, an expert in Energy Psychology, discusses the science behind intuition and its use both in and out of the therapy room. Presentation.
11/22/20191 hour, 44 seconds
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Identifying Typical and Atypical Early Child Development: Mental Health Impact, Ep. 71

Dr. Shiro Torquato, child development specialist, explains typical and atypical childhood development, as well as assessment and differential diagnosis. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
11/14/20191 hour, 1 minute, 59 seconds
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Reinforcing Recovery: Re-thinking Self-Defeating Beliefs, Ep. 70

Marty Lythgoe, LAADC-CA, discusses the impact of negative thought patterns on addiction recovery, particularly through the lens of Congitive Behavioral Therapy. The intersectionality between beliefs and the Christian faith is also discussed. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
11/7/20191 hour, 39 seconds
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Using Mindfulness and CBT to Reduce Anxiety with High-Achieving Teens, Ep. 69

Nicole Burgess, LMFT, specialized adolescent therapist, sheds lights on effective treatment approaches and interventions with performance-motivated adolescents. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
10/31/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 27 seconds
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Stimulant Abuse and How It Pairs with Sex, Ep. 68

Expert sex therapist Dr. David Fawcett explores the phenomenon known as “chemsex,” and its impact on sexual functioning and intimacy. Presentation.
10/24/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 32 seconds
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What is a Highly Sensitive Person? (AKA Sensory Processing Sensitivity), Ep. 67

An expert on Highly Sensitive People, Patricia Young, LCSW, discusses both the research about and the clinical impact of the trait of High Sensitivity, and provides an overview of useful interventions with this population. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
10/17/20191 hour, 3 seconds
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Mindfulness with Children and Families: Teaching Mindfulness to Children in Schools and Therapy, Ep. 66

Mindfulness guru Diane Gehart, PhD, LMFT, discusses how mindfulness can impact diagnoses like ADHD, and breaks down easy-to-implement interventions to use with children both in school systems and in the therapy room. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
10/10/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 8 seconds
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Providing Competent Care to Trans Adolescent and Young Adult Clients, Ep. 65

Expert LGBTQ+ social worker Kyle Bullock provides details on how to provide affirming and evidence-based psychiatric and psychological care to Trans and people. Presentation.
10/2/20191 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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Selecting and Implementing Technology in a Clinical Practice: Ethical and Practical Concerns, Ep. 64

Rob Reinhardt, a counselor and tech expert, explains how to evaluate practice needs and legal/ethics responsibilities so that clinicians can select and implement technology that is a “best fit” for their practice while remaining in compliance.
9/26/20191 hour, 44 seconds
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Helping Women Manage Anxiety Through Mindfulness Practices, Ep. 63

Anxiety specialist Elizabeth Cush explains the roots and research about anxiety disorders in women, and discusses strategies for bringing mindful practices into therapy. Presentation.
9/12/20191 hour, 29 seconds
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Deconstructing Addiction - Is It Really a Brain Disease?, Ep. 62

Expert addiction psychiatrist Dr. Mel Pohl discusses the disease of addiction and its bio/psycho/social/spiritual origins, including pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, etiologies and treatments. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
9/4/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 24 seconds
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What every therapist needs to know about doing great therapy: Deliberate Practice and Lessons from the research, Ep. 61

Dr. Scott Miller discusses the research that illuminates the difference between mid-level therapists and exceptional therapists, and introduces simple and effective deliberate practices that reduce client dropout rates and improve therapy outcomes. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
8/29/20191 hour, 41 seconds
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An Introduction to Suicide Risk Assessment: A Critical Overview, Ep. 60

A critcally-important podcast for all therapists, Norine VanderHooven, LCSW, an expert on suicide, shares her insight about suicidality in clients, from recognizing risk factors to what interventions have been shown to be particularly effective. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
8/22/20191 hour, 1 minute, 37 seconds
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Understanding and Working Through Self-Sabotage, Ep. 59

Dr. Judy Ho, PhD, shares the evolutionary roots of self-sabotage and sheds light on interventions to help clients get un-stuck from engaging in self-sabotaging behaviors. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
8/15/20191 hour, 1 minute, 14 seconds
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Spiritual Awakening in Recovery: Creating Sustained Change, Ep. 58

Dr. Michael McGee discusses the research and literature about how spiritual awakening promotes recovery from addiction, and offers guidance about how behavioral health professionals can support spiritual awakening in their clients. Presentation.
8/7/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 35 seconds
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An Intro to Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors: They Are More Common Than You Think, Ep. 57

OCD expert Dr. Laura Chackes provides an overview of Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs), including what they are, how they are diagnosed, and which treatment approaches have been found most effective. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
7/26/20191 hour, 1 minute, 39 seconds
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Trauma: The Silent Partner in Addiction, Ep. 56

Gina Tabrizy, LMFT, sheds light on the relationship between trauma and addiction and explores a number of treatment techniques. Presentation.
7/16/20191 hour, 58 seconds
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HIPAA Security Fundamentals for Mental Health Professionals in Private Practice, Ep. 55

Roy Huggins, LPC, NCC, and prior software engineer, breaks down the HIPAA Security Rule and offers practical insight into HIPAA implementation. Roy tragically passed away on November 19th, 2021. He is deeply missed.
7/5/20191 hour, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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Family Therapy with LGBTQ Youth, Ep. 54

Kyle Bullock, LSW, explores the ins and outs of three evidence-based family therapy models that can be particularly effective when treating families of LGBTQ adolescents. Presentation.
6/26/20191 hour, 37 seconds
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Repairing Broken Bonds: Working with Couples after Infidelity, Ep. 53

Dr. Nancy Gardner, a certified Supervisor and Trainer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), discusses how to help couples heal from infidelity using EFT methods. Presentation.
6/13/20191 hour, 48 seconds
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Growing A Successful Practice Ethical Business Planning, Ep. 52

Amanda Patterson, LMHC, sheds light on how to create and maintain a successful and abundant therapy practice that is ethically-sound. Presentation.
6/5/20191 hour, 59 seconds
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Narcissist: The Skilled Abuser, Part I: Relational Impact, Ep. 51

Dr. Catherine Barrett breaks down the relational impact of narcissism and offers guidance about working with individuals who have experienced traumatic bonding and/or codependency relating to relationships with significant others with NPD traits. Presentation. See Episode #110 for Part II.
4/24/20191 hour, 1 minute, 16 seconds
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Expressive Arts Therapy & Trauma Recovery, Ep. 50

Dr. Jamie Marich, LPCC, discusses how expressive arts therapy complements standard trauma treatments, and offers expert insight into how clinicians can develop an expressive arts practice and make use of these effective interventions. Presentation.
4/10/20191 hour, 3 minutes
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Helping Clients Navigate The Gig Economy: The Basics Clinicians Need to Know, Ep. 49

Dr. Chaz Austin, an expert career coach, explains the challenges our clients face when seeking work in today's "gig economy", and explores how therapists can support clients who are navigating career-related challenges. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
3/27/20191 hour, 37 seconds
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Supporting The Coming Out Process for LGBTQ Adolescents, Ep. 48

John Sovec, LMFT, discusses the unique risks faced by the LGBTQ+ adolescent and how clinicians can positively impact the coming out process of their clients. Presentation.
2/25/20191 hour, 29 seconds
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Technology: A Guided Mindfulness Practice, Ep. 47 (Not for CE Credit)

Frank Baird, LMFT, LPCC, an expert in meditation and mindfulness, delivers a modern, technology-focused guided meditation, perfect for use in the therapy room with clients or for a clinician's own meditative practices. Provided as a free resource; not for CE Credit.
2/14/201923 minutes, 42 seconds
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Feeling Tone: A Guided Meditation, Ep. 46 (Not for CE Credit)

Frank Baird, LMFT, LPCC, an expert in meditation and mindfulness, delivers a calming, feeling-focused guided meditation, perfect for use in the therapy room with clients or for a clinician's own meditative practices. Provided as a free resource; not for CE Credit.
2/8/201920 minutes, 23 seconds
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Anchors: A Guided Meditation, Ep. 45 (Not for CE Credit)

Frank Baird, LMFT, LPCC, an expert in meditation and mindfulness, delivers a calming, choose-your-focus ('anchor') guided meditation, perfect for use in the therapy room with clients or for a clinician's own meditative practices. Provided as a free resource; not for CE Credit.
2/2/201932 minutes, 30 seconds
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Mindfulness of Breathing: A Guided Meditation, Ep. 44 (Not for CE Credit)

Frank Baird, LMFT, LPCC, an expert in meditation and mindfulness, delivers a calming, breath-focused guided meditation, perfect for use in the therapy room with clients or for a clinician's own meditative practices. Provided as a free resource; not for CE Credit.
1/27/201911 minutes, 14 seconds
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A Preview of Mindfulness in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Ep. 42

Patricia Gieselman, LMFT, provides a preview of the DBT Mindfulness skills taught during a DBT treatment course, and describes the importance of mindfulness practice for professionals in order to be more effective in our work with our clients. Presentation.
10/1/20181 hour, 1 minute, 39 seconds
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An Overview of Critical Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills, Ep. 41

Patricia Gieselman, LMFT, reviews the skills offered in DBT, including Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Emotion Regulation, which are taught to clients throughout the course of treatment. Presentation.
10/1/20181 hour, 37 seconds
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Comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy: What It Means, Ep. 40

Patricia Gieselman, LMFT, offers an overview of the structure and components of DBT with the idea of peaking interest in developing expertise in DBT, a method shown to assist in the development of emotional regulation skills. Presentation.
10/1/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 31 seconds
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Listening for and Responding to Change Talk in Motivational Interviewing, Ep. 39

Robert Scholz, LMFT, LPCC, discusses how to elicit, evoke, and respond to client change talk, as well as effective ways to respond to client ambivalence or ‘status quo’ talk. Preparatory and mobilizing change talk are also defined and explored.
10/1/20181 hour, 38 seconds
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Core Conversational Skills in Motivational Interviewing, Ep. 38

Robert Scholz, LMFT, LPCC, explores the four primary conversational techniques used in motivational interviewing conversations: Open-Ended Questions, Affirmations, Reflections and Summaries (OARS); a research review is also provided.
10/1/20181 hour, 12 seconds
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Intro to Motivational Interviewing in Addictive Disorders, Ep. 37

Robert Scholz, LMFT, LPCC, provides an introduction of the theory and practice of Motivational Interviewing with clients struggling with addictive disorders, including the four processes involved in impacting a client's stage of change.
10/1/20181 hour, 29 seconds
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Mindfulness and Meditation Practices for Emotion Regulation, Ep. 36

Frank Baird, LMFT, LPCC, reviews the impact of mindfulness on emotion regulation, including a guided meditation practice about both Working with Difficult Emotions and Mindfulness of Thinking, designed to support providers in using mindfulness clinically.
10/1/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Science of Mindfulness and Meditation, Ep. 35

Frank Baird, LMFT, LPCC, reviews the current scientific findings regarding mindfulness and meditation, and discusses the professional benefits of mindfulness and meditation as a personal practice by behavioral health providers.
10/1/20181 hour
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Introduction to Using Mindfulness & Meditation in Therapy, Ep. 34

Frank Baird, LMFT, LPCC, provides an overview of mindfulness and meditation, and describes the benefits of regular mindfulness and meditative practices in the improvement of client treatment outcomes, including discussion of different mindfulness techniques.
10/1/20181 hour, 1 minute, 3 seconds
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The Social Element's Impact on Chronic Pain Management, Ep. 32

Mark Pew focuses on the social-economic aspect of the BioPsychoSocialSpiritual treatment model and how it can complicate (or help) the management of chronic pain, and provides information about how to address and manage these considerations.
10/1/20181 hour, 49 seconds
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The PsychoSocialSpiritual Treatment Elements for Chronic Pain: Thoughts Matter, Ep. 31

Mark Pew explores how Adverse Childhood Experiences, resilience, and one’s psycho-spiritual identity can impact pain management treatment outcomes, and reviews tools that can be helpful in identifying chronic pain beliefs that negative impact outcomes.
10/1/20181 hour, 35 seconds
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Intro of the BioPsychoSocialSpiritual Treatment Model for Chronic Pain, Ep. 30

Mark Pew describes how addressing the physiological drivers of pain is an important component for recovery from injury, and discusses how the different facets of the BioPsychoSocialSpiritual model influences chronic pain treatment outcomes.
10/1/20181 hour, 14 seconds
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Eating Disorders: The Basics of the Most Life-Threatening Mental Health Diagnoses, Ep. 29

Juli Agajanian, LMFT, clarifies essential information for the appropriate diagnosis and management of eating disorders (EDs) in a variety of settings, including an overview of the different types of EDs and an exploration of their clinical presentations.
10/1/20181 hour, 58 seconds
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EMDR: The Who, What, Where, Why, and When of It, Ep. 28

Kim Greeley, LMFT, engages in a conversation with a colleague about EMDR, and provides an EMDR overview, with the goal of providing foundational knowledge to assist clinicians in understanding the model so that they feel more confident understanding it.
10/1/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 10 seconds
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Staying Compliant with HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2, Ep. 27

Attorney Nick Merkin addresses a common problem in the field of behavioral health: Client/patient privacy. He discusses staying in compliance with often-conflicting ideals about client privacy/confidentiality and appropriate disclosure of client info.
10/1/20181 hour, 47 seconds
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Employment Law and Behavioral Health: What You Need to Know, Ep. 26

Attorney Nick Merkin covers important topics in employment law in the behavioral health field, including interviewing and hiring, policy and procedure requirements, discrimination, harassment, wage concerns, employee discipline, and termination.
10/1/20181 hour, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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Helping Clients Develop Academic Confidence: Helping Students Move From Feeling Impossible to "I'm possible", Ep. 25

Dr. Mark Stevens, PSY, provides a paradigm and specific interventions for mental health professionals and school counselors to help students who are not performing up to their potential, like developing a growth mind-set and empowering help-seeking.
10/1/20181 hour, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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Facilitating Increased Self-Compassion with Male Clients, Ep. 24

Dr. Mark Stevens, PSY, provides tools for listeners to explore the nuances associated with finding a more compassionate inner voice and self-empathy, both within clients and themselves, and how to use these the tools in their own work with male clients.
10/1/20181 hour, 41 seconds
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Simple Psychopharmacology for the Non-MD Clinician, Ep. 23

Dr. Lance Steinberg, MD, discusses standard psychopharmacology medications and medication classes, as well as what conditions may be helped by use of these medications; he also discusses various side effects, interactions, and special considerations.
10/1/20181 hour, 28 seconds
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Addiction Group Counseling: Managing the Mayhem, Ep. 22

Heather Black-Coyne, CADAC II, discusses different approaches for running addiction groups, as well as covers some pitfalls of the group process. She also discusses the critical thinking skills necessary for effective group leadership.
10/1/20181 hour, 27 seconds
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Managing Burnout in Addiction Treatment: Role Clarification, Ep. 21

Heather Black-Coyne, CADAC II, discusses ways for addiction professionals to find more balance in their work, through the use of clinical reflection, boundary-setting, and role clarification.
10/1/20181 hour, 17 seconds
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Addiction Counseling: The Importance of the Assessment, Ep. 20

Heather Black-Coyne, CADAC II, explores the importance of the addictive disorder assessment through the eyes of Standard of Care, and offers guidance about how to effectively manage the critical components of an initial assessment.
10/1/20181 hour, 1 minute, 22 seconds
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LGBTQ: Back to Basics, Ep. 19

Beck Gee-Cohen, LADC, sheds light on the basics of LGBTQ identities, and discusses language and some very basic nuances of helping the LGBTQ community from the perspective of a behavioral health provider.
10/1/20181 hour, 15 seconds
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Effective Treatment Strategies for African American Clients, Ep. 18

Tia Brisco, LMFT, reviews various treatment modalities that have been shown to be effective in working with African American and Black clients, and reviews the benefits of integrating these methods when working with this population.
10/1/20181 hour, 41 seconds
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Cultural Competence with African American Clients, Ep. 17

Tia Brisco, LMFT, explores how the biases, beliefs, and values of behavioral health providers impact client care, and discusses some of the cultural considerations providers ought to keep in mind when working with African American and Black clients.
10/1/20181 hour, 38 seconds
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What Keeps African Americans Out of Therapy? Ep. 16

Tia Brisco, LMFT, discusses some of the roadblocks that often discourage African Americans from seeking treatment, and explores a number of methods to increase the likelihood of success in treating African Americans.
10/1/20181 hour, 38 seconds
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Frontline Clinicians and Prevention of Sex Abuse, Ep. 15

Dr. Charles Flinton, LMFT, and Cynthia Rinker, LMFT, highlight efforts to stop first­time sexual offending and offer insights into ways that promote sexual abuse prevention from a grassroots perspective.
10/1/20181 hour, 43 seconds
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The Impact of Implicit Racial Bias with Clients of Color, Ep. 14

April Tith, LMFT, explores the growing research that exists about implicit racial bias and its effect on clinical care, particularly in the service of communities of color.
10/1/20181 hour, 33 seconds
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Separating Relationship OCD from Typical Relationship Uncertainty, Ep 13

Kimberley Quinlan, LMFT, provides a breakdown of the differences between Relationship OCD and typical relationship uncertainty. She also provides an overview about evidence-based treatments for Relationship OCD, as well as reviewing possible roadblocks.
10/1/20181 hour, 49 seconds
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The Key to Adolescent Family Work: Psychoeducation, Ep. 12

Talyn Olguin, LMFT, discusses the importance of providing psychoeducation and coping-skill recommendations to the individual and/or family in order to provide support for the desired or recommended changes.
10/1/20181 hour, 1 second
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Navigating Individuation: Helping Adolescents Thrive, Ep. 11

Talyn Olguin, LMFT, discusses some unique treatment considerations when working with adolescent clients, including hormones, differentiation, bullying, self-harm, increasingly more complex relationships, consequences, and their beliefs about the future.
10/1/20181 hour, 55 seconds
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Managing Homeostasis with the Families of Adolescents, Ep. 10

Talyn Olguin, LMFT, provides an overview of the challenges clinicians may face when attempting to disrupt homeostasis in order to improve family interactions, and provides insight about how to effectively avoid becoming another part of the family system.
10/1/20181 hour, 25 seconds
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The Synergistic Solution for Chronic Pain and Coexisting Disorders, Ep. 09

Dr. Stephen Grinstead, LMFT, covers how the multidisciplinary Addiction-Free Pain Management® model offers clinicians a new skill set to address chronic pain issues with clients without the use of inappropriate opioids.
10/1/20181 hour, 22 seconds
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Obstacles in Treating Chronic Pain and Coexisting Disorders, Ep. 08

Dr. Stephen Grinstead, LMFT, details strategies for offering more comprehensive support to patients experiencing chronic pain management problems as a means to improve treatment compliance and outcomes.
10/1/20181 hour, 34 seconds
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The Chronic Pain and Coexisting Disorder Problem, Ep. 07

Dr. Stephen Grinstead, LMFT, explains the current United States Opiate Epidemic and how it's impacted by chronic pain disorders, as well as the pervasiveness of these problems.
10/1/20181 hour, 36 seconds
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Best Practice: What Matters In Helping Clients Heal, Ep. 06

Elizabeth Irias, LMFT, shares what keeps clients coming back, and how to reduce treatment drop-outs. Learn concise, and relevant skills to help you provide excellent, research-based care to your clients without even having to learn a totally new method!
10/1/20181 hour, 31 seconds
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Creating Client Success Stories: Treatment & Discharge Planning, Ep. 05

Elizabeth Irias, LMFT, provides clear direction about how to write effective treatment plans, and also offers clinicians guidance about how to manage client discharges effectively and responsibly.
10/1/20181 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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Different Ways to Write Fast, Ethical Notes, Ep. 04

Elizabeth Irias, LMFT, help you really understand the differences between the various common progress note formats (including DAP, SOAP, GIRP, and one of her own methods), and how to effectively use them.
10/1/20181 hour, 30 seconds
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Cranking Out Notes, Ethically and Efficiently, Ep. 03

Elizabeth Irias, LMFT, helps you save time and energy, and document only what you need to ethically and by law. Understand what really needs to be in your progress notes, and learn a number of strategies to help you document efficiently and effectively.
10/1/201855 minutes, 44 seconds
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Clinical Documentation: What You Need and What You Don't, Ep. 02

Elizabeth Irias, LMFT, helps clinicians integrate Medical Necessity into clinical documentation by offering easy-to-use strategies and tips, including her copyrighted progress note method, called Safety FIRST. Make your notes sharper, faster, easier.
10/1/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds
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Medical Necessity: Why You Need To Know What It Is, Ep. 01

Elizabeth Irias, LMFT, explains the illusive term 'Medical Necessity' and offers information about the legal/ethical factors that impact your notes & documentation. Understand what the phrase 'Medical Necessity' means, and why it matters so much.
9/28/20181 hour, 45 seconds
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