As therapists, we have to be able to talk with our clients about many intimate aspects of their lives. Speaking about issues such as child abuse, trauma, rape, assault, incest and other difficult subjects are a part of everyday conversations for most therapists – it goes with the territory. However, you might be surprised to know…

Online therapy refers to a wide range of therapy services that are provided by therapists to clients that are sometimes thousands of kilometers apart, thanks to the power of the Internet. But online therapy is a potential minefield with lots of ethical issues that can arise with practitioners that are providing online therapy without specific training or knowledge…

In this workshop for mental health professionals, renowned Sex Therapist and Relationship Counsellor Tanya Koens will present on a broad range of sexual issues that present in your work with clients including: When to bring up sex? Practical tips and techniques on how to talk about sex What to do when your or your client feels Why…

When it comes to navigating ethical issues as a therapist, most of us like to think we have a pretty good handle on what’s good ethical practice. But the data says otherwise. We have all heard of stories of colleagues who have breached ethical guidelines, or have had complaints made against them. And still our professional…

The Human Givens therapeutic approach is founded on the principle that we all have fundamental emotional needs that need to be met. The Human Givens approach says when our important emotional needs aren’t met, we can become anxious, addicted and depressed. The 10 emotional needs Annie discusses in this interview are: Security – we need…

It seems that affairs and infidelity are on the rise, particularly with the rise of websites like Ashley Madison, which has the tagline “Life is Short. Have an Affair.” And the recent hacking of Ashley Madison has  brought the topic of affairs and infidelity back into the spotlight. So we spoke to Dr. Tammy Nelson, who…