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January 11, 2024

What Would a Therapist Recommend? Part 5

by Emily Chambliss, LCSW

It’s a great “problem” to have as a therapist – there are countless resources available to us, but limited time to check them all out, whether it’s in the form of a book, podcast, or smartphone app. Avance Care Behavioral Health is a growing team of providers with a variety of specialties and interests, and as a team, we regularly ask each other for recommendations. It helps us to fill the gap between what we’ve read and what our clients are seeking! Whatever the format, these resources can provide information, empowerment, a sense of belonging and community, practice exercises, and so much more. Come back monthly for more resources on a variety of topics from a variety of therapists! View part 4 of our therapists’ recommendations here.

January Recommendations

Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention and How to Think Deeply Again, by Johann Hari

“It’s about the cause of inattention and difficulty with focus that is becoming more prevalent on a large scale.” – William Hitt, LCMHC-S, Raleigh – Oberlin Road

Everyday Positivity, a podcast by Kate Crocker

“I love the daily, 2-minute podcast by Kate Cocker- Everyday Positivity. She also has a Facebook page of the same name where she hosts Sunday get-togethers and other things.” – Nadia Haughton, LCMHC, Mallard Creek

Quick Hits!

On evidence-based techniques for chronic pain, try the podcast… Tell Me About Your Pain, with Curable and Alan Gordan, LCSW, recommended by Loryn Jones, MSW, LCSW, Virtual Care

On ACT, managing emotions, and adaptive responses, try reading… Reclaim Your Life: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in 7 Weeks, by Carissa Gustafson, recommended by Brooke Owens, LCSW-A, LCAS, Raleigh – Avance Behavioral Health at Centers of Excellence

On trauma, the mind-body connection, and medical psychology, try reading… The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel A. van der Kolk, recommended by Carin Parker, MSW, LCSW, Garner – Timber Drive

On ADHD, sexuality, and relationships, try reading… ADHD After Dark: Better Sex Life, Better Relationship, by Ari Tuckman, recommended by Amanda Burrafato, LMFT, LCAS, Wake Forest – Capital Blvd | Stadium Drive

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