Category Archives: Clinical Supervision

Hair Tales: Discrimination

I met with ____ on ____, and was elated to become a part of the ____ team. Ms. ____ shared with me, as you did in my initial interview, that ____ needs to strengthen its area of outreach. I appreciated … Continue reading

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According to Therapists: Looking for a Friend

Don’t pick a therapist because you like them as a person. Instead, choose a therapist based on their credentials, expertise, experience with certain issues you may be facing, and overall effectiveness. “Choosing a therapist you’d like to be friends with … Continue reading

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Solicitations

I have never written to you before, but was compelled to reply to the letter from “Worried” who was concerned about her elderly mother-in-law sending money to charities who sent her solicitations. When my mother was in her senior years … Continue reading

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According to Therapists: Not Being Direct With Your Therapist

Your therapist is there for you. If something doesn’t make sense or feels off, be upfront and tell them. “You won’t hurt our feelings,” “You can say, ‘This isn’t working for me,’ ‘I need you to be more challenging,’ or, ‘I’d … Continue reading

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Take Their Emotional Pulse

Before the year gets underway, ask your child questions such as “What are your biggest worries about going back to school?” and “What are you most looking forward to doing this year?” If they tell you they’re worried about a test … Continue reading

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