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Tips # 1 - 25 are in Counseling Tips for Nutrition Therapists: Practice Workbook, Vol. 1. Click here to purchase your copy.

Tip #1             Self-Disclosure                                   
Tip #2             Using Your Client’s Name                      
Tip #3             Behavioral Experiments                               
Tip #4             Asking Your Client for Ideas and Direction 
Tip #5             How To Respond to Your Client’s Strong Feelings
Tip #6             Mirroring                               
Tip #7             Assessing Readiness for Change        
Tip #8             Designing an Environment to Support
Tip #9             Dealing With Resistance                    
Tip #10           Reframing                   
Tip #11           Professional Supervision       
Tip #12           The Power of Acceptance      
Tip #13           Dual Relationships                                        
Tip #14           Projection                               
Tip #15           Staying on Topic                    
Tip #16           Handling Your Own Feelings
Tip #17           Asking “How” and “What” Instead of “Why”                        
Tip #18           How To Handle Personal Questions  
Tip #19           How a Mindfulness Practice Aids Our Work
Tip #20           Unpacking Meaning                                       
Tip #21           Time Boundaries in Sessions             
Tip #22           Detecting and Avoiding Burnout          
Tip #23           Triangulation                                      
Tip #24           Clients Who Don’t Return                  
Tip #25           Our Roles as Nutrition Therapists      

Tips # 26 - 50 are in Counseling Tips for Nutrition Therapists: Practice Workbook, Vol. 2 Click here to purchase your copy.

Tip #26           Slowing Down           
Tip #27           Getting Clients to Return After the First Visit
Tip #28           Splitting
Tip #29           Working with Outcomes
Tip #30           Humor
Tip #31           Nutrition Therapy & Psychotherapy: Where are the Edges?
Tip #32           When a Client Challenges Your Expertise
Tip #33           What We Can Do and What We Can’t
Tip #34           Discussing Fees with Clients
Tip #35           What to Do When Stuck
Tip #36           When Our Clients Lie to Us
Tip #37           The Power of Permission
Tip #38           Collaboration
Tip #39           Imperatives
Tip #40           Handling Time Away from Your Practice
Tip #41           When your Client is Depressed
Tip #42           Boosting your Client’s Confidence
Tip #43           When You Have Very Little Time
Tip #44           Dealing With the Expectations of Others
Tip #45           Professional Confidentiality
Tip #46           Triple Description
Tip #47           Choice
Tip #48           Assertiveness
Tip #49           Parallel Process
Tip #50           What We Know to Be True

The later Tips are available in the archives. Click on the Tip number to read.

Tip # 51          Setting Professional Limits Around Fees 
Tip # 52          Matching Your Client's Style 
Tip # 53          How to Handle Gifts from Clients
Tip # 54          Watch Your Language 
Tip # 55          Working with Ambivalence to Change
Tip # 56          Effective Use of Handouts 
Tip # 57          Steady Clients Who Aren't Making Changes 
Tip # 58          Grief in Nutrition Counseling 
Tip # 59          A Format for Providing Advice
Tip # 60          Open and Closed Questions
Tip # 61          How to Shift Your Counseling to Mindful Eating
Tip # 62          Family Members of Clients
Tip # 63          Affirming
Tip # 64          The Power of "And"
Tip # 65          The Righting Reflex and How It Gets Us in Trouble
Tip # 66          What You Don't Know Can Help You
Tip # 67          Effective Review of Food Records
Tip # 68          Hope  
Tip # 69          Change Talk
Tip # 70          Borderline Personality Disorder
Tip # 71          How To Discuss (Or Not) Our Size with Clients
Tip # 72          Summarizing
Tip # 73          Recording Sessions for Self-Assessment
Tip # 74          To Weigh Or Not To Weigh
Tip # 75          Ending Treatment
Tip # 76          Scaling Questions
Tip # 77          Professional Working Relationships
Tip # 78          Understanding Trauma
Tip # 79          Choice Points in Your Career
Tip # 80          Pushing Your Skills Envelope
Tip # 81          How to Bring Up Tough Stuff
Tip # 82          Issues of a Home Office
Tip # 83          When You Make a Mistake
Tip # 84          Working With Groups: An Introduction
Tip # 85          A Random Collection of Strategies for Groups
Tip # 86          Attending to Language in Groups
Tip # 87          Problems that Arise in Groups
Tip # 88          Our Role in Groups
Tip # 89          Phone Counseling
Tip # 90          Curiosity
Tip # 91          Do Nothing
Tip # 92          Doorknob Questions
Tip # 93          Addressing Irrational Beliefs
Tip # 94          Counseling Family and Friends
Tip # 95          The Power of Reflecting
Tip # 96          Developing Discrepancy
Tip # 97          Shame and Guilt
Tip # 98          Making Referrals
Tip # 99          Feeling Overwhelmed
Tip #100         Structuring Sessions
Tip #101         Sustain Talk
Tip #102         The Very Beginning 
Tip #103         Rolling With Resistance
Tip #104         Disappointment 
Tip #105         Addressing Myths and Misinformation
Tip #106         Sustaining Motivation to Change
Tip #107         Mandated Clients
Tip #108         Forming Effective Open Questions
Tip #109         Discouraged Clients
Tip #110         Encouraging Change Talk
Tip #111         Feedback on Our Counseling Process
Tip #112         Your Office
Tip #113         Simplify Your language
Tip #114         The Four Processes of Motivational Interviewing
Tip #115         The Engaging Process 
Tip #116         The Focusing Process
Tip #117         The Evoking Process
Tip #118         The Planning Process
Tip #119         Forming Powerful Summaries
Tip #120         Key Questions
Tip #121         Responding to Change Talk
Tip #122         Resentment
Tip #123         Including a Client's Spouse in Counseling
Tip #124         SMART Goals
Tip #125         Addressing Dangerous Behavior
Tip #126         Brief Action Planning
Tip #127         Taking Notes During a Session
Tip #128         The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing
Tip #129         More on Mandated Clients
Tip #130         A New Way of Looking at Resistance
Tip #131         Autonomy Supported Advice
Tip #132         What Are You Looking For?
Tip #133         When a Client Repeatedly Cancels Appointments
Tip #134         Empathy
Tip #135         Health At Every Size® and the Spirit of MI
Tip #136         HAES® and the Skills of MI
Tip #137         HAES® and the Four Processes of MI
Tip #138         Discord in HAES® Counseling
Tip #139         Asking for Elaboration
Tip #140         The Danger of Comfort
Tip #141         Motivational Interviewing to Support Persistence
Tip #142         Going Out on a Limb
Tip #143         What is Your R/Q?
Tip #144         WAIT: Why Am I Talking?

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