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  1. Resources & Links for Therapists
  2. Health & Advocacy Resources
  3. Recommended Readings

Resources and Links for Therapists


For resouces about race, equity and inclusion, please see my

Group Therapy Training and Referral Resources

The American Group Psychotherapy Association is a multidisciplinary association and has over 2,000 members, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, pastoral counselors and creative arts therapists, many of whom have been recognized as specialists through the Certified Group Psychotherapist credential. The Association has 31 local and regional societies located across the country. Its members are experienced mental health professionals who lead psychotherapy groups and various non-clinical groups. Many are organizational specialists who work with businesses, not-for-profit organizations, communities and other natural groups to help them improve their functioning.

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society is an interdisciplinary organization that provides training for therapists doing a wide range of group work. Their Annual Conference is held at Asilomar with many other training opportunities throughout the year.

The Psychotherapy Institute offers an advanced training program for clinicians interested in learning about group therapy. Their Clinic also offers a low fee therapy group.

FindGroupTherapy.com provides a comprehensive listings of therapy groups.

Note: To learn more about therapy groups, go to the article, Healing Power of Groups About Dr. Steiner's Therapy Groups, and read about my recently released manual for group leaders, Starting and Sustaining Groups that Thrive: Workbook and Planning Guide.

Social Media Resources

Dr. Keely Kolmes has made her social media policy available to clinicians: http://drkkolmes.com/for-clinicians/social-media-policy/


Therapist Self-Care Resources

Kelly Higdon has written these helpful Vacation Tips for Therapists. Check them out at: https://www.zynnyme.com/blog/2014/12/19/vacations-in-private-practice "

"What are your summer vacation plans? We think it's important for all of us to take time away from our practices because it can rejuvenate us, enliven creativity and prevent burnout.

But how do you take a vacation when you are in practice and it's just you? Or if you have a team to manage? And when we say vacation we really mean it - no checking social media, email or voicemail."

Want free private practcise resources? Miranda Palmer, LMFT, and Kelly Ogden, LMFT's website, www.ZynnyMe.com includes valuable blogs, articles and resources.


The Therapist's Professional Will™: Guidelines for Managing Planned and Unplanned Absence. This downloadable program for psychotherapists, provides easy to follow worksheets, templates and tips that prepare you to create your own therapist's professional will. Described as the definitive guide for therapists committed to their clients' well being in the event of the therapist's absence, this companion to her 6 hour Law & Ethics workshops.

Health Related Resources for Therapists

For Health Related Resources see this extensive listing.

For additional recommended reading about chronic illness please see Recommended Reading for Clients.

End of life and cultural issues: The American Psychological Association has prepared materials for psychologists who are treating an aging population and consult on medical issues. Many factors, including culture and ethnicity, determine thoughts about death. Download the pdf document entitled Culturally Diverse Communities and End of Life of Life Care.

Partial list of Dr. Steiner's Publications:

NEW! Just Released my latest book, How to Create and Sustain Groups that Thrive: Therapist's Workbook and Planning Guide, Third Edition, Routledge Books, this manual includes an overview of different kinds of groups, leadership strategies, tips for dealing with common group challenges, and more. These valuable tools will take you from defining your group's mission to helping your group thrive.

Help Your Group Thrive: A Workbook and Planning Guide, Routledge Books, is written for leaders of work groups, coaches, managers, book and service clubs. Written for the lay public, this book is also for leaders of community organizations, self-help groups, writer’s and critique groups, and students of the social sciences, among others. Available on Amazon or through your local independent bookstore.

In Process: Completing a self-help book, the companion text for her MP3 The Rollercoaster of Chronic illness: How to Add Joy to the Ride (in process.) Also see a list of related articles and publications.

Chapter contributor: Blotzer, Mary Ann and Ruth, Richard, Steiner, Ann: Sometimes You Just Want to Feel Like a Human Being: Case Studies of Empowering Psychotherapy with People with Disabilities, Paul H. Brookes, Maryland, 1995.

Co-author, Concerns of Women with Ovarian Cancer: A Qualitative Investigation Quality of Life Vol. 6, No 4 Dec 1998.

Her biography page has a more complete listing of Dr. Steiner's publications.

Also see Dr. Steiner's CD: The Rollercoaster of Chronic Illness: How to Add Joy to the Ride.


Please check back periodically for additional resources.

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