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11 Best School Psychology Programs & Online Options [2021]

School psychology

School psychologists are some of the most in-demand professionals. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2021) reported that the field for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists is expected to grow by 3% between 2019 and 2029. If you are considering a career in school psychology, this article will provide you […]

Your Definitive Nonverbal Communication Skills Guide

Nonverbal communication

In 1956, sociologist Erving Goffman wrote The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. In it, he introduces the concept of dramaturgy, which compares everyday social interactions to actors' portrayals of characters, suggesting that one’s social interactions are analogous to a string of varying performances (Ritzer, 2021). Goffman’s work also included […]

How to Send & Build Counseling Client Intake Forms Digitally

Intake forms

The intake process is the first part of the journey to positive mental health outcomes for those entering counseling. Done well, it provides a fast track to learning essential information about the patient before their first counseling session (Beck, 2011). While traditional paper intake forms are critical to forming a […]

Learning Through Reflection: 20+ Questions to Inspire Students

Reflection

New research is uncovering the power of the reflective mind to help us with lifelong learning (Fleming, 2021a). It seems that our reflective ability to think about our thinking, known as metacognition, can provide a boost in all sorts of situations, especially when acquiring knowledge and skills (Fleming, 2021a). While […]

The Birth of Online Behavioral Interventions

Behavioral interventions

Behavioral interventions encourage new and increase existing positive behaviors while reducing or ending unhelpful ones (Cutler, 2004). They are used to manage and treat a variety of physical and mental health conditions in children and adults, including diabetes, obesity, asthma, and emotional difficulties (Brigden et al., 2019). The continuing trend […]

12 Most Reliable Mental Health Assessment Tools

Assessment tools

Assessment tools remain a cornerstone of many professions centering around the human mind. Typically, these assessments invite clients to respond to questions about their mental state and subjective experiences. Psychologists and therapists depend on these tools to make decisions about the best course of treatment for clients seeking support for […]

Top 16 Coaching Forms & Templates for Your Sessions

Coaching forms

A critical element of every coaching practice is guiding clients toward their goals, rather than instructing them on the steps they need to take to get to where they need to go. Coaches do this using a combination of guidance and activities to give their clients opportunities to reflect on […]

How to Improve the Therapeutic Relationship Digitally

Digital Therapeutic Relationship

A significant shift has taken place in psychotherapy over recent years. Based on continuing research, it has become clear that the client and therapist are equal partners, and there must be a move toward a greater degree of mutuality (DeAngelis, 2019). Crucially, it is about the therapist committing to be […]

How to Build Rapport With Clients: 18 Examples & Questions

Building Rapport with Clients

As every good clinician knows, diving into deep discussions without first establishing rapport is a sure-fire way to derail the therapeutic process. It can also increase client attrition. In contrast, establishing rapport at the outset helps to calm clients while promoting confidence in the clinician. This type of therapeutic engagement […]

Using Online Coaching Tools to Scale Your Practice

Online coaching tools

Scaling your coaching practice entails developing and supporting new and existing clients. Sustaining growth means committing more of your time or adopting an alternative way of working that increases focus where it’s most needed: on your clients. For the already time-crunched coach, your finite resources are precious. However, an online […]