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So What?: A Lesson in Resiliency

Part of being resilient is realizing that none of us ever really knows where we are in the big picture of life. Moments which feel like failure right now may turn out to be positive stepping-stones in a much larger process. In the middle of what feels like a disaster, we may be learning valuable…

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Guess what? We were wrong!

OK, not totally wrong, but wow, did we have a lot to learn! After already coming through multiple bouts of cancer, infertility, the death of a spouse and a grandchild, divorce, the lifelong challenges of living with Tourette syndrome, OCD, and ADD, combining two families into a blended one, and so much more, my husband,…

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September 29, 2017 AMCAP

Cal and Anne presented on Story Telling Parenting: Simple Stories and Practical Strategies for Raising Resilient Children. This presentation focuses on story telling as a powerful medium for facilitating family resiliency. Resiliency research has identified key qualities associated with increased resiliency (Richardson, 2002). Storytelling has long been used to teach values (Brady, 1997, MacDonald, 1998) and…

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5-Day “Mini-Workshop” on Confrontation in Couples Therapy

Do you ever dread confronting an angry client for fear that you will be attacked or aggressively challenged? Do you ever worry that an untimely or poorly worded confrontation will result in a permanent rupture or at least a significant disconnection to a therapeutic alliance that you have carefully built? Perhaps your anxiety is strong…

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