Sometimes the hard thing isn’t the right thing: How taking it easy can help you learn

New books on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in 2017

What Is Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

What is Self-Enquiry? The Practice of Mindfulness Questioning from Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy

How to do self-enquiry: Using a self-enquiry journal

Why Too Much Self-Control Can Be a Bad Thing

A Look into the Future of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

“It’s OK Kiddo.” On internalizing self-compassion

Shame in Context: Considering Culture in the Approach to Shame

Developing Openness to Feedback Through Cultivating Healthy Self-Doubt

Helping people who are highly self-critical benefit from feedback

Self-Enquiry into self-criticism, self-blame, and shame

August 2017 Tool of the Month: Adaptive Disclosure for Moral Injury – A New Treatment that Uses Exposure and Perspective Taking to Address Problematic Social Emotions such as Shame

Review of the book “Tribe – On Homecoming and Belonging”

1,000 Likes and a summary of our most popular content to date

Working with Clients to Identify Personalized Lovingkindness Phrases

Lovingkindness Meditation with Highly Shame-Prone and Self-Critical People: A Social Safety System Workout

The Present and Puppies: Using Video to Elicit Flexible Perspective Taking and Compassion

Why is it important to know about shame as a psychotherapist?

Doubting the impact of self-doubt

Use of I/You Perspective Taking with Highly Self-Critical and Shame Prone Clients

Collaborative Case Conceptualization with Highly Shame-Prone and Self-Critical Clients

Jason Luoma, PhD Answers 3 Questions About Shame

Case Conceptualization – Identifying key relationships or events that have contributed to the person’s current ability to experience warmth and compassion for themselves

Identifying key relationships or events that have contributed to the person’s current sense of shame, undeservingness, and self-criticism

Review of empirical findings on shame, self-compassion, and acceptance and commitment therapy

Noticing Compassion Daily Reflection

Feeling the impact of self-criticism

The role of self-talk in ACT with compassion

Miles O’Brien on life after losing an arm

The Burn of Shame

Recommended books on treating shame and self-criticism and increasing self-compassion

First post to ACT with Compassion

Newest Data on Shame and Drinking Published at Western Psychological Association Conference

Marketing For the Evidence-Based Therapist

Reducing Shame in Addictions: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

“Evidence-Based Psychotherapy” versus “Scientifically Oriented Psychotherapy”

What is Science-Based Psychotherapy?

Portland Psychotherapy Annual Report 2015

Portland Psychotherapy Research Grants Awarded

Why you shouldn’t buy a light therapy device from Costco (how to find a good light therapy device)

Information on Seasonal Affective Disorder

8 Questions You Should Ask Any Psychologist You are Considering

Follow up on the Valkee device that shines light in your ears

The Power of Storytelling: Charlene Strong’s Story of Transformation

On the Virtues of Being Wrong

The Sober Families Podcast:

This was my first attempt at a podcast, before the Research Matters Podcast

SFP 005 – Communicating effectively with your addicted loved one

SFP 004 – Motivating Your Addicted Loved One Without Nagging, Threatening or Blaming

SFP 003 – How does addiction affect families? How does drug and alcohol use hurt marriages and relationships?

SFP 002 – Understanding Addiction: What is it? How do I know when my loved one is addicted? What Can I do?

SFP 001 – Options for Families Dealing with A Family Member who is Addicted to Drugs or Alcohol


The ACT Therapist Poem

Seasonal Affective Disorder Part 1 – Symptoms and Causes

Seasonal Affective Disorder Part 2 – Light Therapy Treatments

Seasonal Affective Disorder Part 3 – Treatment with CBT and antidepressants