This page is a work in progress.
Information on this site is generated from Telka's free therapist trainings offered via Zoom and small group break-out sessions meeting in East Lansing.
Therapist Training Tip #1
Therapists, learn and practice all of the tools in your own life first,
then teach the tools to others.
Talk #1 7/12/21 11:00a-1:00p
Beginning Life Solutions: Taking the first steps toward success
Talk #2 8/26/21 11:00a-1:00p
Healing Stressful Relationships. Passive? Aggressive? Or Assertive!
Talk #3 9/28/21 11:00a-1:00p
Emotional Healing. Medical mood disorder? Just Emotions?
Talk #4 , 10/26/21 11:30a-1:00p
Healing Anger. Yours, mine and ours. For registration, contact Jenn at Jenn.firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Dates TBD Zoom trainings resume in January 2021
Talk #5 Coping WITHOUT bad habits. Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors
Talk #6 Healing Relationships. Healthy or Dysfunctional? Your choice.
Talk #7 Healing Worry and Fear. Transforming worry into action.
Talk #8 Living with Stress Crisis = problem plus opportunity.
Talk #9 Confidence Building Why do I think that I am not enough?
Talk #10 Dealing with difficult people. Difficult people are our most important teachers.
Talk #11 Letting go: Putting the past behind. Letting go is a decision .
These materials are shared with mental health providers interested in building skills in brief, solution-focused CBT
Common Complaints about Therapists (2 page PDF)
This 2 page PDF includes typical and common complaints about mental health providers. No complaint is specific to any one therapist, complaints are generalized to reflect trends and patterns in client experiences. If you can think of a common complaint that I missed-- shoot me an email and I'll edit the material :)
Therapist Tip: Assessing Mindset
How do you know if someone is ready for brief, solution-focused treatment?
Discussing the change model directly and openly addressing any fearful, stuck or resistant mindsets helps therapists align treatment goals with realistic expectations,
begin trust building and create a solution-focused, working relationship.