Research-based Recovery Information*
for Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse and Adversity


               -- Audiovisual Resources

These materials were obtained originally from free downloads from Psychotherapy Networker -- [LINK]
-- a most valuable resource for counsellors and therapists.

These resources discuss important elements in helping therapists and their clients understand issues surrounding challenges in successfully establishing therapeutic relationships, and keeping engaged in, and benefitting from therapy. Intimate relationships, including therapeutic relationships, present particular difficulties for those with histories of disturbed attachments in childhood, but these difficulties are often problems shared with the rest ot humanity, so these resources may be of value to many, regardless of childhood experiences.

Please note: I originally provided links to MP4 video materials for these topics but am gradually deleting these links in order to make room for new materials on other topics in 2013. I am leaving links to MP3 audio recordings -- if this presents difficulties for you, please contact me as I will be keeping these MP4 materials offline. NB: All audiovisual materials demand "high bandwidth" as they are in either MP4 (video) or MP3 (audio) format, of approximately an hour's duration, and up to approximately 300Mb in size (up to approximately 100 Mb for audio). ALSO -- these materials must be properly cited (back to Psychotherapy Networker as the producer) -- [LINK]), and should not be re-produced without proper permission.

This page will be subject to regular review, subject to the state of the research and ongoing developments in the field.

To make effective use of the materials, see this page -- [LINK]
Please be patient, loading will take a while due to the length of the material and your particular download speed.

Remember, these materials are primarily for the guidance of therapists. You might gain insight into your personal issues by reviewing them but if having difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact a mental health professional.

Check your download speed by visiting this site: -- [LINK]

John Norcross Customising Mental Health Treatment
Be able to list the six personal characteristics that enable therapists to best customize treatment and explain how to effectively match therapeutic techniques to clients’ needs. You'll also be able to discuss the significance of customizing treatment to individual clients.

with John Norcross, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.    MP3 [LINK]

photo - Pat LoveMale-Friendly Therapy
Learn the differences between "typical" female, and contrasting "typical" male, empathy systems. Discover how to work with men in therapy by appealing to their logical side with fact-based, practical approaches. You’ll learn how applying brain science to gender differences can open up resistant male clients, and help opposite-sex partners better understand each other’s world.
with Pat Love, Ed. D.
    MP3 [LINK]

photo - David Wexler Defusing Male Shame
Be able to discuss why the experience or perception of shame is so powerfully negative for most men. You'll also be able to describe how to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with men who are emotionally avoidant and explain effective ways to communicate with men in session.

with David Wexler, Ph. D.
    MP3 [LINK]

photo - Terry RealOvercoming Resistance in Male Clients
Be able to explain why therapeutic neutrality isn’t always the most effective approach with men. Also be able to discuss ways to handle client resistance and understand how to challenge clients by "joining through the truth".

with Terry Real, L.I.C.S.W.     MP3 [LINK]

clifton mitchell
How to Avoid Resistance in Therapy

Be able to list common behaviors that often mistakenly promote resistance and identify approaches to circumvent resistance. Also be able to explain how to help clients find emotionally compelling reasons to change.

with Clifton Mitchell, Ph.D.    MP3 [LINK]

Mary Jo Barrett
Five Essentials in Effective Trauma Treatment
Discover what more than two decades of detailed follow-up interviews with trauma clients have revealed about the nuts- and-bolts do’s and don'ts of good trauma work and how to most effectively structure a collaborative approach to treatment.

With Mary Jo Barrett, M.S.W.
    MP3     [LINK]

Janina Fisher Embracing Disowned Parts
Identify characteristics of clients with attachment injuries who are self-loathing. Be able to define “disowned selves” and understand how to embrace these parts and heal attachment wounds.

With Janina Fisher, Ph. D.
    MP3     [LINK]

Wendy Behary Treating the Narcissistic Client
Be able to describe the behavior and characteristics of narcissistic clients, and understand why it’s important to achieve leverage with such clients and how to do so in treatment. You'll also be able to name techniques that are effective when working with narcissistic clients.

With Wendy Behary, L.C.S.W.     MP3    [LINK]

William Doherty When Therapy Stalls
This session highlights some techniques to follow when a client isn’t following the treatment plan, continues to follow a self-destructive path, or simply isn’t making progress. Learn how to avoid sounding like a disappointed parent or threatening to abandon the client when therapy stalls.

with William Doherty, Ph. D.     MP3 [LINK]

Ron Taffel Reclaiming Parental Authority
With Ron Taffel you'll be able to discover the key, often surprising ways today's parents lose authority with their adolescent and discuss and demonstrate concrete techniques to increase parental authority--even when teens refuse treatment. You'll also be able to explain and review how to increase therapist authority with most overwhelmed and/or resistant parents.

With Ron Taffel, Ph.D.     MP3 [LINK]