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5-4-3-2-1: A Grounding Practice

Mindfulness is an essential practice for working through trauma, anxiety, and other intense emotions. There are many practices under this umbrella, but today, we're going to focus on one practice in particular, 5-4-3-2-1. To break it down, this grounding practice includes all 5 senses. Through engaging our senses, it allows our emotions to be grounded... Continue Reading →

CBT Strategy: Naming the Voice

Cognitive Behavior Therapy comes with many great strategies and interventions, but at it's core, it is simply challenging and changing unhelpful thinking patterns, which in turn influence our emotional and behavioral responses to situations. However, our thoughts can be POWERFUL and convincing, so how do we even see what thoughts to change? Let's dive in... Continue Reading →

Terminating in Social Work: 2 Pathways for Ending Therapy

Terminating in social work happens for many reasons, including the client not engaging in services, being referred out to another agency, or the client reaching all treatment goals and no longer requiring services. Ideally, termination is a gradual process, but in the field of social work, ideals may not always occur. Before we discuss the... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Tips to Build Rapport Quickly | Social Work & Mental Health

Building rapport is one of the core tenants of social work & mental health practice! Being able to form a strong therapeutic relationship and alliance is the #1 factor in achieving treatment goals and outcomes. Today we're going to review 5 of the MOST effective ways to build rapport quickly! Give your client time! This... Continue Reading →

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