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Overcoming Adversity and Learning to Thrive
Lisa Ferentz LCSW-C, DAPA
How to identify and overcome the symptoms that lead to "zoning out."
Got clients who "zone out" at times during treatment? You can reign them in when you begin with this.
If you are a sexual assault survivor, be aware that repeated exposure to the media's news stories is probably not in your best interest.
How to help victims of sexual abuse begin to take back their lives.
The power of words can traumatize and ultimately lead to suicide, or they positively lead to healing. Here's how.
Discover how the clergy can play an important role in helping survivors and victims of abuse to heal.
Oftentimes, abuse inflicted upon victims by clergy occurs within a context that is religious and is supposed to be safe.
If you find evidence that your child is using drugs or alcohol, here are some suggestions about how to take the next step and talk to your child.
Find it difficult to ask for help? Employing these strategies will empower you to get the help you may need.
Ways to change common negative thoughts and make positive life changes.
Understanding the signs of an eating disorder diagnoses can help you take life-saving measures.
Anyone who insists that you must forever stay with your original choices is asking you to remain frozen in time.
Think you're in an emotionally abusive relationship? Understand the dynamics of emotional abuse.
Although emotional abuse can be subtle, the impact is profound and can create intense self-doubt, fear, anxiety, anger, and depression.
Why making amends can be an important step in the healing process, and one to explore.
Do you have a client who is in an unhealthy "long standing" marriage or relationship? These questions will help her to formulate her decision "to leave or not to leave."
Why and when trauma clients believe that they must be crazy.
Measuring success by winning the Gold - or not.
How our best hope for healing the world may start with a cup of coffee.
Do you soothe or comfort your child with a digital smartphone or tablet? Here's what you can do instead, and how you can limit your child's use on a digital device.
There is something fundamentally wrong when a child's greatest source of comfort is their parent’s smartphone.
A beautifully written impossible to put down narrative, that both deepened my respect for her and answered the questions about her trauma.
The ongoing stigma about mental illness has tragically kept people from seeking treatment. Here's what you can do about it.
Want your clients to "believe" they can grow beyond their past? A few baby steps can make a big difference.
How to "put on the breaks" and gently pace treatment when a client has rekindled emotions from a previous trauma
Understand why violent media programming draws trauma survivors to "binge-watch" episodes and how, as a clinician, you can intervene in this negative behavior.
Discover what "trauma informed care" mandates, so you can keep your clients emotionally, psychologically, and physically safe throughout their treatment.
Learn about, and how to effectively treat, these life threatening symptoms that affect millions of people all over.
Discover 12 ways to dramatically decrease disappointment and increase getting your needs met.
It may surprise you to learn about the simplest things you can do to change someone's life, and make yours more rewarding.
Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA, is a clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and the founder of the Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education.