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Assessment & Psychological Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
by Kay Redfield Jamison
Watch Kay Redfield Jamison, bestselling author of An Unquiet Mind and international expert on bipolar disorder, in this informative and intriguing interview that presents essential information on assessment and treatment of bipolar disorder in psychotherapy.
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Building Confidence in Motivational Interviewing
by Cathy Cole
Having a plan isn't enough. Learn to help clients build the confidence they need to put a change plan into action. Cathy Cole works with three clients who lack confidence in their ability to achieve their goals.

Part of the 4-video series: Motivational Interviewing Step by Step
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Cognitive Therapy for Weight Loss: A Coaching Session
by Judith Beck
In this video of an actual cognitive therapy session, Dr. Judith Beck works with Anne to develop practical skills that will enable her to lose weight and make enduring changes to her lifestyle.
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Creative Healing in Mental Health
by Judith Rubin, PhD & Eleanor Irwin, PhD
Here is a rare opportunity to witness world-famous art and drama therapists working with clients from all walks of life on their journeys to healing, including an adolescent boy with Asperger’s, families affected by cancer, an Alzheimer’s patient, and combat veterans. 
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Death, Dying and Grief in Psychotherapy (2-Video Series)
by Milton Viederman
Watch Milton Viederman, MD, bring a psychoanalytic orientation to psychotherapy with patients struggling with grief — both in a private clinical setting and with in-hospital cancer patients—in this profound series on death and dying.


Experiential Therapy
by Augustus Y. Napier
Gus Napier demonstrates Experiential Therapy with a couple whose problems have escalated to a matter of life and death. Watch this master therapist and learn how to authentically engage couples in the here-and-now with interventions that really make a difference.

Part of the 6-video series: Couples Therapy with the Experts
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Psychotherapy with Medically Ill Children
by Gerald Koocher
Watch medical child therapist Gerald Koocher in an actual counseling session with a 5-year old girl who has a medical condition and a lot of worries.

Part of the 11-video series: Child Therapy with the Experts
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Resolving Ambivalence in Motivational Interviewing
by Cathy Cole
Learn Motivational Interviewing's tools and techniques for helping clients fully explore their ambivalence as a critical part of the change process.

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Resolving Trauma in Psychotherapy: A Somatic Approach
by Peter Levine
Watch a true master, Dr. Peter A. Levine, demonstrate a course of body-oriented trauma therapy in this extremely compelling and in-depth video with an Iraq Veteran diagnosed with severe PTSD.
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Core Concepts of Motivational Interviewing
by Cathy Cole
Expert MI trainer Cathy Cole discusses the principles and spirit of MI, along with core concepts and techniques and ingredients for change.

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Motivational Interviewing Step by Step: 4-Video Series
by Cathy Cole
Learn Motivational Interviewing with the most in-depth training series to date. Demonstrations and interviews illuminate the underlying principles, tools, techniques, and strategies that will enhance your skills in leading clients through the change process.


Managing Depression
by Brad Hagen
What are the most essential skills and techniques for working with severely depressed patients? Find out what to do—and what not to do—in this two-part demonstration of a mental health practitioner interviewing a suicidally depressed hospital patient.

Part of the 5-Video Series: Mental Health in Hospitals and Treatment Centers


Managing Aggression and Delusions
by Brad Hagen
When patients threaten to become verbally or physically aggressive, it takes a special set of skills to work safely and effectively. In this video, watch two health care providers demonstrate how these skills—or the lack thereof—impact their work.

Part of the 5-video series: Mental Health in Hospitals and Treatment Centers


Managing Dementia and Anxiety
by Brad Hagen
In this video, learn to work calmly and efficiently with patients experiencing the severe agitation of dementia or anxiety. Here, two vignettes contrast the differences between inexperienced and experienced providers, including a counterintuitive method for soothing dementia patients.

Part of the 5-video series: Mental Health in Hospitals and Treatment Centers
 


Mental Health in Hospitals and Treatment Centers: 5-Video Series
by Brad Hagen
What are the most essential skills and techniques for succeeding with patients in hospitals and treatment centers? Discover the difference between novice unskilled and expert work care for a range of severe conditions in this 5-part video series.
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Self-Neglect: What We Can Learn From the Mary Northern Case
by Terra Nova Films
A pioneer case in Adult Protective Services and elder care, the life of Mary Northern, an elderly woman refusing life saving surgery, offers mental health professionals a complex exploration of the limits of self-determination.
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Facing Terminal Illness: A Guide for Helping Professionals
by Satir Institute of the Southeast
Virginia Satir's model for the process of change is illustrated in this video through the story of a terminally ill patient and the hospice workers who support her through the process of dying.


Death, Dying & Grief in Psychotherapy: Hospital Consultation with Medically Ill Patients
by Milton Viederman
Watch Milton Viderman, MD, work psychodynamically with skill and empathy with cancer patients in a hospital setting. 

Part of the 2-video series: Death, Dying & Grief in Psychotherapy
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Motivational Interviewing for Adolescent Health Behavior
by Cathy Cole
Learn how to effectively support and empower adolescents dealing with health concerns using Motivational Interviewing skills and techniques.

Part of the 4-video series: Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents
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Family Therapy with Families Facing Catastrophic Illness: Building Internal and External Resources
by Ellen Pulleyblank Coffey
Dr. Coffey discusses common challenges and interventions for families coping with terminal illness.
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Cancer and The Secret
by Regina Huelsenbeck
Positive thinking isn't everything; life has a rhythm we must honor for our own mental health.


Psychotherapy with Medically Ill Patients: Hope in the Trenches
by Tamara McClintock Greenberg
Working with clients who are medically ill not only requires us to learn more about the seemingly distant and disembodied relational aspects of medicine, but also forces us to confront painful existential realities on a daily basis.
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Psychotherapy with Older Adults: Unjustified Fears, Unrecognized Rewards
by George Kraus
A geriatric clinical psychologist debunks the stereotypes about working with elderly populations, and shares his discovery of the joy and gratitude that come from intimate contact with wise elders.
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Motivational Interviewing in End-of-Life Care
by Ellen Young
A social work intern grapples with a situation that would challenge even an experienced clinician: helping a loving wife decide whether to stop feeding her dying husband of 64 years.
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Grief and Gratitude: Working with Stroke Survivors
by Carol Howard Wooton, MFT & Gwyn Fallbrooke
After suffering from a stroke herself, a therapist recounts her journey from patient to professional, culminating in her leading  groups for other stroke survivors.
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Infertility on Both Sides of the Couch
by Wendy Iglehart
A psychotherapist treats a client struggling with infertility while facing it herself.
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After the Diagnosis: Helping Patients Cope With their Emotions
by Gary McClain
Psychotherapist Gary McClain discusses the importance of understanding clients' reactions to new diagnoses, the three main responses they have, and advocating for them with healthcare providers.
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Psychotherapy with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients
by Karisa Barrow
With attempted suicide rates greater than 40% in the transgender community, it's important for clinicians to be aware of the issues gender nonconforming clients bring to therapy, and to be knowledgeable about how best to support them. Karisa Barrow challenges therapists to deconstruct the gender binary, identify and work through prejudices, and seek guidance from gender specialists to ensure that we "do no harm."
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Brooklyn Zoo: The Education of a Psychotherapist
by Darcy Lockman
In this excerpt from psychologist Darcy Lockman's book, Brooklyn Zoo: The Education of a Psychotherapist, follow Lockman through an ordinary day as a post-doc at a notorious Brooklyn psychiatric hospital. 


Michael Lambert on Preventing Treatment Failures (and Why You're Not as Good as You Think)
Dr. Michael Lambert's groundbreaking work on tracking client outcomes has revealed a huge blindspot for psychotherapists: We don't notice when our patients are getting worse. But he's got the solution if you're willing to try something new.
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Gary Greenberg on the DSM and Its Woes
Psychotherapist and muckraking author, Gary Greenberg, shares the critical insights—and skepticism—that formed the basis of his two best-selling books, Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease and The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry.
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Heather Clague on Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Working with Society's Most Marginalized Populations
Psychiatrist and psychotherapist Heather Clague offers reflections on the difference between private psychotherapy practice and working in the psychiatric emergency room, how prescribing medication broadens psychotherapy, and the joy and heartache of working with those society is "happy to ignore."
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