Reflections on Psychotherapy Networker Conference, DC 2019

Therapeutic alliance, clinical confidence, & deliberate practice One of the most beneficial sessions, entitled "A Day for New Therapists: Learning the Principles of Successful Practice" was presented by Lynn Grodzski, LCSW, MCC, LLC http://privatepracticesuccess.com/ . This session outlined all of the important steps required for practitioners setting up a full-fee private practice. The session used [...]


Visualization & Wellness

Visualization is an evidence-based strategy that works to reduce stress Clinical Social Workers and Psychotherapists understand the importance of helping people to learn visualization strategies proven to reduce stress. Visualization techniques employ the imagination in the healing process. Breathing techniques are also highly valued strategies used to reduce the harmful impacts of stress, anxiety, and [...]


Healing Processes & Options

Having several options to treat a medical problem such as arthritis, sports injury, or depression increases a patient's or client's sense of control over their own healing. Under the care of credentialed regulated health care providers, people have more treatment options than ever to heal.



Enthno-Compassionate Social Work values the cultural traditions, history, and language of people settling in a new place for life, or for a short period of time. Affirming one's cultural perspectives and experiences is a welcoming approach that empowers people to grwo increasingly invovled in their new home.



Perseverance is a key attribute of success in personal and professional wellbeing. For Clinical Social Workers, the resolve to develop a repertoire of practice skills and philosophy of care is central to the profession and to those who choose to practice in the field over the long-term.


Understanding your Anger

Anger is a common emotion that everyone expereinces on a daily basis. It usually signals a problem that requires addressing. Learning to identify what causes your anger starts with an honest conversation about it. Externalizing your feelings is easy when you use a metaphor or image to describe your emotions. It helps you to separate your anger from who you are as person and to address the underlying problem that is indeed the problem.


Sunday morning reflections

The Modern Social Worker is  a new blog written for social workers by an urban social worker practicing in big cities for close to thirty years. Social Work practices are varied. We all agree that social work is a profession discrete from other counselling and direct healthcare practices. Social workers listen, engage, collaborate, & offer [...]

Evoking positive emotional states. Psychotherapy Networker Conference, DC, 2019

Similar to shoes, you wear your emotions and feelings wherever you go One Friday March 22, 2019, an all-day workshop entitled, EvokingPositive Emotional States: Uplifting interventions to heal the heart was presented by Courtney Armstrong https://www.thetraumatherapistproject.com/podcast/courtney-armstrong/ Her lengthy experience working with children and families was evident through her session. She provided several videotape examples to [...]

Embracing Gentle

During this religious time, many of us engage in prayerful reflection and family traditions. We think about our roles in charity, voluntarism, and community wellbeing. Participation in activities that aim to promote wellbeing in others is usually hidden from view. People are uncomfortable with claiming positive contributions to society, as being anything less than humble [...]