Tag Archives: Direct Practice

Therapeutic Notes : Therapeutic Genuineness

The therapy must truly respect and care for the youth and the parent: Suspend judgment – does not mean you must approve of all behaviors Respond carefully Does not mean total honesty (e.g. unexamined biases might reinforce stigma)   Advice … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Notes: The People Pleaser

My career journal is filled with scraps of paper, my dreams, countless questions, and thoughts; all of which bring a flood of memories with one powerful statement, which is “I wish someone would have told me this.” So, I’ll be … Continue reading

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Excerpt from a Career Journal: Expect It!

“We discover who we are not by wrestling with our circumstances, but by listening to God’s guidance. Work clarifies and enhances our purpose. It does not define it. Prayer defines our purpose. Meditation crystalizes it. Stillness shows us how to … Continue reading

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Excerpt from a Career Journal: A Crisis Intervention Specialist

 “God is always on time and knows what you need. It is we who are impatient and indecisiveness.” I found those words on a faded post-it and they made me smile, pause, and reflect, as it was stuck to the … Continue reading

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