Dr. Lawrence Shapiro - Between Sessions

Four Ways to Help Depressed Clients

There are several protocols to work with depressed clients, however when developing a treatment plan, most therapists I know take an eclectic viewpoint of view, using techniques that are individually tailored to meet the presenting…

Teaching Empathy

Do you have clients who are having problems in their relationships that contribute to their unhappiness?  A lack of empathy may be a contributing factor. According to the website Greater Good:  “Empathy is the ability to…

When Deciding on Techniques, Consider Your Client’s Learning Style

This week’s free download: Mindful Coloring Over the next few months, we’ll be doing a weekly feature on ways to improve your therapy outcomes.These techniques go beyond the core competencies of being a therapist or…

Using Third Wave Psychotherapy Techniques

The Third Wave of Cognitive Behavior Therapy consists of a group of treatments that include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Schema Therapy, and several more. While these therapies have…

Are Hi Tech Business Cards Good Resources For Therapists?

Business cards are an essential tool for every professional and business person, but, let’s face it, they are pretty old school.  I always carry a few business cards in my wallet, and every now and…

Review of Therapy Tools: Tracking Your Moods From Your Smartphone Using the ‘Moody Me’ App

Smartphone apps have a great potential as therapy tools to help people with mental health problems. Virtually all empirically validated psychological treatments require clients to do psychological homework in order to apply what they learn…

Xanax® Warning: Therapist Resources For Helping Patients Understand Serious Dangers

A few months ago I was waiting at an airport restaurant when I overheard two middle-aged couples talking about their upcoming trip to France. As they drank a glass of wine and toasted their good fortune, they…

Therapeutic Activities for Children That Help Kids & Parents In Extreme Situations

Therapeutic Activities for Children That Help Kids & Parents In Extreme Situations This week’s free downloads: When Can We Go Home: An Activity Book for Kids Who Had to Leave Their Home Let’s Be Good:  A…

Could Botox® Join the Therapeutic Tools Used to Fight Depression?

One Injection of Botox® May Help People Who Are Significantly Depressed Whether you are depressed about your wrinkles or depressed about your life, a single injection of Botox® may be just what you’re looking for.…

Therapy Tools and Tips For Clients Who Don’t Show Up

What To Do When Clients Don’t Show Up What do you do when a client comes to you for help, but then they repeatedly don’t show-up for sessions without a word of explanation? Obviously this…