Free Training for Therapists and Wellness ProfessionalS

We offer free training courses on topics to improve your clinical skills and marketing  courses to advance your private practice or online business.

Most of our complimentary courses consist of several videos and additional content delivered via email over 10 days.

During the 10 days, you’ll also have the option to register for the advanced, fee-based course on the same topic.

We also offer free support webinars once per month.

“Thank you so much for for providing these fantastic free webinars. I am yet to watch one that has not helped me in my practice. The material is excellent and your speakers are of a very high calibre. I absolutely applaud what you do.” – Trish Mancer, Counsellor, Auckland,  New Zealand

Check out our free courses and free support webinars below…

NEXT MONTHLY FREE SUPPORT WEBINAR: Helping Couples Recover from Infidelity: Mistakes to Avoid and Strategies to Embrace with Linda Macdonald

  • Registration is Open

As a therapist or relationship coach who works with couples, you know that you’ll encounter clients in crisis from infidelity at times. 

Unless you understand the dynamics of infidelity involved, you can inadvertently make mistakes that undermine the clients and the therapeutic process.  

This webinar will cover tips on how to avoid the most common pitfalls when working with infidelity and achieve the best outcomes. 

Topics discussed include: 

  • How to instill hope at the outset of therapy 

  • The Symptom Model vs. Addiction Model 

  • Neurobiology of Affairs 

  • How to avoid being fooled by a straying partner’s rationalizations 

  • Identify the 7 components of restoring trust 

  • Effective, practical interventions 

  • Helpful Resources 

 

DATE AND TIME:

North America: Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 2:00PM-3:00PM Pacific/5:00PM-6:00PM Eastern 

United Kingdom: Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 9:00PM-10:00PM

Sydney, Australia: Thursday, March 21, 2024, 8:00AM-9:00AM

Auckland, New Zealand: Thursday, March 21, 2024, 10:00AM-11:00AM

If your time zone is not listed above,  check it here. 

About Linda MacDonald

Linda J. MacDonald is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Washington. She has specialized in treating couples and individuals seeking to recover from infidelity for 33 years.  

Linda’s book, How to Help Your Spouse Heal from Your Affair: A Compact Manual for the Unfaithful, has sold over 123,000 copies with over 2500 positive reviews on Amazon.  

Linda has helped establish three counseling centers over her career and enjoys teaching workshops, leading therapy groups, and entertaining her 8 grandchildren. She recently retired from her counseling practice to write a book to help injured spouses recover alone.  

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Facts About Women’s Sexuality: What Individual and Couples Therapists Need to Know

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In this free training, Dr. Stephanie Buehler dispels common myths that continue to be perpetuated about female sexuality even in these modern times.

She shares up to date research on women’s sexuality, the common sexual problems that women have, and what happens when therapists don’t have accurate information on female sexuality.

Dr. Buehler concludes the free training by discussing how women’s sexual issues impact intimate relationships and what therapists can do to help women and couples in the therapy room.

About Dr. Stephanie Buehler
Dr. Stephanie Buehler is a licensed psychologist and an American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)-Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor.

She’s Director of The Buehler Institute and creator of LearnSexTherapy.com which provides continuing education in sex and relationship therapy for psychotherapists and wellness providers.

“Thus video series was amazing in talking about the large and wide range of factors that impact a woman’s sexuality and desire. So interesting! Your free courses are incredible. Thank you!”

– K. Stewart

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The Missing Link in Mental Health Treatment
with Dr. Leslie Korn

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Research shows a strong link between what you eat and your mental health.
In this free training, licensed mental health counselor Dr. Leslie Korn speaks about 1) the 3 main food culprits that cause or contribute to mental health issues, 2) the single underlying issue that is common to all mental and physical health problems, and 3) the important role psychotherapists and counselors can play in helping clients improve mental health by improving their nutrition.

About Dr. Leslie Korn
Dr. Korn has served as a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, clinical director of the New England School of Acupuncture, associate professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies and on the faculty of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and Lesley University. 

She is core faculty in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University and the research director at the Center for World Indigenous Studies. She is the author of 8 books on integrative mental health.

Dr. Korn is also a licensed mental health counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and is national board certified in both Polarity therapy (energy medicine) and Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.  

“Thank you soooo much, Juliet, Clinton and Leslie!
I have learned so much from watching these free videos on mental health and nutrition. Your kindness in sharing your wealth of knowledge has made more sense to me more than you will know.”

– J. Bishop

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Doug Braun-Harvey

An Alternative Way to Think About Sex Addiction
with Douglas Braun-Harvey

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In this free video, Doug Braun-Harvey explains the problems with the term “sex addiction” when dealing with problematic sexual behaviors in men. He shares an alternative perspective on the concept that is more compassionate and useful when treating men who have out of control sexual behaviors. 

This perspective is also useful if you work with women, couples, and clients in the LGBGIA+ community. 

ABOUT DOUGLAS BRAUN-HARVEY MFT, CGP

Sexual health author, trainer, and sex therapy supervisor Douglas Braun-Harvey bridges sexual and mental health. He is co-founder of The Harvey Institute, an international education, training, consulting, and supervision service for improving health care through the integration of sexual health.

His book Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction, co-authored with Michael Vigorito was selected as the 2018 Health Professional Book by the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR).

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Free Private Practice Review Template

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Without an accurate picture of what your business is doing, it’s challenging to know how to take it to the next level.

This complementary progress review template helps you assess your private practice results. You can examine your marketing activities, revenue and expenses, and set goals to improve.

About Juliet Austin
Juliet is co-owner of the Mind Body Training Institute and a former therapist in Vancouver, Canada. Juliet also has a marketing consulting and website copywriting business where she helps therapists and wellness professionals create thriving private practices and writes heart-based web copy for their websites and sales pages.

 

“This Private Practice Review Template was incredibly helpful. I had no idea how much I spent on my practice before this. I also realized that I need to do a lot more marketing. Thanks for creating such a useful tool.”

– D. Miller

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Dr. Anita Johnston

How Metaphors Unravel the Mystery of Eating Difficulties with Dr. Anita Johnston

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Eating difficulties and body image concerns are some of the most prevalent struggles that clients have – whether they share these concerns with you or not.  Eating issues occur on a continuum and include yo-yo dieting, restricting food intake, binging, and more severe forms such as binge eating disorder, bulimia and anorexia.

In this free training, Dr. Anita Johnston addresses the full spectrum of eating issues and shows you how the power of metaphors can unravel hidden causes of eating difficulties. You’ll learn the neuroscience of why metaphors are a powerful healing tool and discover some metaphors that you can use with ALL clients – whether they have eating struggles or not.

About Dr. Anita Johnston
Anita Johnston, Ph.D., CEDS-S, clinical psychologist, certified eating disorder specialist, and author of Eating in the Light of the Moon, has specialized in eating disorders for over 35 years.

She is the Executive Clinical Director for Ai Pono* Hawaii Eating Disorder Programs and Co-creator of the virtual Light of the Moon Café, offering online courses and support circles for women around the world.

“This video series was so interesting and informative. The neuroscience was fascinating.  Great take-ways, and Dr. Johnston is a fabulous presenter.”

– C. Peterson

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The 'Magic' of Web Copywriting: How to Connect Emotionally with Clients and Customers, So They Yearn for What You Offer - with Juliet Austin

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Web copywriting is a science-backed method of using words to connect to your website visitors’ pain and desires with empathy.

Emotional and compelling web copy keeps your clients and customers engaged with your website and leads them to take the actions you want and that are also helpful to them.

In this free training series, Juliet Austin explains why compelling copy works so well is seems like magic. Whether you love writing or hate it, Juliet will show you how to write copy that is ethical, unique to you, and enticing.

About Juliet Austin
Juliet Austin is co-owner of the Mind Body Training Institute. She is also a former psychotherapist and web copywriter.

She has written website and sales page copy for hundreds of therapists and wellness practitioners since 1999. Juliet’s copy is authentic, ethical, and heart-based. It attracts clients and customers through the emotional connection she makes with web visitors, where they feel heard, understood, and hopeful that their lives can be better.

“I just watched this free course on copywriting – It was fantastic. So informative – thank you! I can’t wait for the advanced course.

– N. Roberts

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Dr. Ellyn Bader

Key Strategies for Helping Hostile and Avoidant Couples Resolve Conflict with Dr. Ellyn Bader

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Working with hostile and conflict-avoidant couples can be some of the most challenging work you do as a couples therapist.

In this free training, couples therapy expert Dr. Ellyn Bader shares 1) the 5 most persistent problems of hostile couples, 2) how to manage first sessions with fighting couples and how to engage conflict-avoidant couples, and 3) how to set limits with hostile couples inside and outside of your therapy room.

About Dr. Ellyn Bader
Dr. Ellyn Bader, Co-founder of The Developmental Model, is Internationally Recognized as a Leader in Couples Therapy Training.
She has trained thousands of couples therapists across North America, Australia, Europe and South America. She is also the author of 2 successful books.

Ellyn’s textbook, In Quest of the Mythical Mate has been used in graduate schools in the US and Canada since 1988. It won the Clark Vincent Award from the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists for its outstanding contribution to the field of marital therapy.

“I found the content of this free course on couples counseling engaging and inspiring. I’ve known about Dr. Bader’s Developmental Model for over a year, but now I have a much better sense of it. It’s helped me decide that I want to do further training with her. I love it!”

– L. Franklin

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Michael Reed PhD

The Relational Foundations of Gestalt Therapy in Contemporary Times - with Dr. Michael Reed

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The aim of Gestalt therapy is the expansion and deepening of awareness through: paying attention to present experience; forming an appreciation of the context within which it emerges; and developing the relationship between practitioner and client.

As clients develop awareness, they become more able to accept responsibility for their lives and the choices they make. Increased awareness supports the movement towards growth and wellbeing.

In this free training, Dr. Reed will introduce you to the relational foundations of the Gestalt approach when working with clients in therapy.

About Dr. Michael Reed
Michael Reed PhD, is a registered psychologist, an accredited clinical social worker, an approved clinical supervisor and a Fellow member of Gestalt Australia and New Zealand (GANZ). He is certified as a Gestalt therapist by Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles (GATLA).

Michael has over 45 years clinical experience of working with individuals, couples, families and groups. Michael has been involved in gestalt therapy training for over 30 years as a Director of Training, a Faculty Member and as a Visiting Trainer with a number of accredited and respected training centres/institutes across Australia and New Zealand. Michael has run training workshops in Hong Kong, the United States, the Middle East and various cities across Japan.

Michael has published in psychology, medical, health, counselling and gestalt therapy journals and books. Michael runs a private psychology / gestalt therapy practice in Crows Nest, Sydney. 

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INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE AND TRAUMA: WHAT THERAPISTS NEED TO KNOW
with Dr. Leslie Korn

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An integrative medicine approach is one of the most effective ways to help clients resolve issues related to complex trauma.


In this free video, licensed mental health counselor Dr. Leslie Korn speaks about 1) What it means to offer an integrative medicine approach 2) Some key integrative medicine approaches that are supported by research in treating complex trauma and 3) Why psychotherapists need to know about integrative medicine and what they can and can’t do under the scope of their practice

About Dr. Leslie Korn
Dr. Korn has served as a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, clinical director of the New England School of Acupuncture, associate professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies and on the faculty of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and Lesley University. 

She is core faculty in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University and the research director at the Center for World Indigenous Studies. She is the author of 8 books on integrative mental health.

Dr. Korn is also a licensed mental health counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and is national board certified in both Polarity therapy (energy medicine) and Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.  

“Amazing information. It’s so important for people to know.
Dr. Korn lifts a curtain on what our body knows though we may not have been conscious of it.”

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FREE CHECKLIST: Do You Have a LGBTQIA-Affirming Practice?

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This checklist serves as a guide to help ensure you’re providing the highest standard of care for your LGBTQIA+ clients.

Even if you consider yourself gay-friendly, your practice may not be as welcoming and affirming to LGBTQIA+ clients as you think.

Completing the checklist will help you discover:

  • How welcoming and safe your practice is for LGBTQIA+ clients
  • Blind spots that may inhibit your ability to be effective with LGBTQIA+ clients
  • The essential knowledge required to ensure your practice is LGBTQIA+ client affirming and inclusive

 

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How to Deal with Those Who Exhibit Narcissistic Traits with Wendy Behary

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In this free training, Narcissism expert, Wendy Behary discusses the continuum of narcissism, how it differs from other issues, and the key narcissist traits.

Wendy also shares her thoughts about the likelihood that those who show narcissistic characteristics can change and their primary obstacles to change. You’ll be amazed at the depth of empathy Wendy has for this population.

About Wendy Behary
With over 30 years post-graduate training and advanced level certifications, Wendy Behary is the founder and director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and The Schema Therapy Institutes of NJ-NYC and DC.

Wendy has a specialty in treating narcissists and the people who live with and deal with them. She is the author of “Disarming the Narcissist…Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed.” 

“I thoroughly recommend that therapists take this free taster course on narcissism. It will be illuminating.”

– Jo Distefano

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