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TPN.Health Clinician Spotlight: “Feelings Doctor” Allison Palmisano, PsyD

“I’m basically a big kid.” This week, Dr. Allison Palmisano, better known as The Feelings Doctor, gave me the grand tour of her office, a term which does not do the space justice. It’s the finest playroom I’ve ever stepped into, set up with a toy kitchen, a sandbox, dozens of figurines, including the whole …

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TPN.Health is Recalibrating the Referral Process

We at Trusted Provider Network talk a lot about the referral process and rightly so. We talk about it because TPN.Health is the professional tool for clinicians to make and receive referrals for clients based upon the best clinical fit. It’s a big part of why we’re here. The goal is to put the process …

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Paying Attention: A Recap of “Teaching DBT Skills”

On Tuesday, September 17, TPN.Health took part in sponsorship of a “Teaching DBT Skills” training, which Imagine Recovery hosted. Thanks to the work of Eric Schmidt and Nicole Manwaring in their presentations, fifty clinicians gathered at the Tulane School of Social Work were able to have a day of in-depth training while achieving CEUs. This …

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Touching the Transcendent in Practice

Hinging on our conversation with Christian counselor Robin Webster, LPC, NCC, TPN.Health is considering how religious and/or spiritual frameworks inform clinical practice, from both the client and the clinician’s perspectives. It has been important in much of literature exploring religion and spirituality in psychotherapeutic practice to distinguish between the terms “religion,” and “spirituality.” In a …

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Helping the Self in the Helping Profession

Considering how clinicians approach self-care solutions In honor of Self-Care Awareness Month, TPN.Health is tuning into how helping professionals help themselves. Drawing from recent conversations with clinicians and the running theme of clinician self-care at community events, we will explore how care for self informs clinicians’ life and work. At the St. Bernard Recovery Rally, …

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TPN. Health Sets Up at the 3rd Annual St. Bernard Recovery Rally

“This is about community.” Four years in the making, St. Bernard Recovery Awareness’ first step as a nonprofit organization was to get the St. Bernard Parish Council to proclaim National Recovery Month, and the nonprofit was successful in this endeavor. In line with the proclamation of National Recovery Month, on Saturday, September 7th, local behavioral …

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Meet Christopher O’Shea, Co-Founder: In His Words

Manifesting the Vision of TPN.Health Christopher O’Shea has been a life-long advocate for mental health. In 2008, upon his return from the Middle East where he worked with Doctors Without Borders, he was inspired to help returning veterans with mental health issues. Chris began working with his mentor Ann McCarthy, Doctor of Social Work. This …

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Letter From a Client

On how human encounters with my therapist facilitated transformative work “I found myself sitting differently in the chair across from Mal.” In my first semester of college, I had an assignment to interview someone who was in a career path that I could see myself following. I chose my therapist — we’ll call her Mal. She was …

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Meet Arthur Fort, TPN.Health Summer Intern: In His Words

Sharing his TPN.Health experience and lasting takeaways Hello, I’m Arthur Fort. I’m an intern at TPN, and I’ve been working for TPN all summer. Trevor and my mother’s longtime friendship created this connection for me. Trevor offered me an internship over lunch at my boarding school Millbrook, where he is on the Board of Trustees, …

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