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Practice These 8 Bedrocks of Self-Care Before You Get MFT Certified
Positively impact your success as an MFT before you become licensed by following the eight bedrocks of self-care.

One of the most common challenges facing people preparing for the licensing exam is how to balance studying with the other responsibilities and pressures of life. AATBS’s in-house exam consultants, Melissa and Jennifer, have talked to dozens of people who find themselves struggling with this dilemma. Earlier this month, they returned to Coaches’ Corner with a broadcast on this very subject: how to balance the responsibilities of studying with the demands of a busy life. You can watch the video at the link below.

Two of AATBS’s incredible coaches, Melissa Mendoza and Jennifer Kolb, teamed up for the first ever Coaches’ Corner session.

How the Body Influences the Mind
What does it mean to “feel?” By what process do we gauge our emotions? In other words, how is it that we know we are angry, sad, hungry, fearful, tired, excited, etc.? A brief examination of what is referred to by Drs. Craig, Critchley, Garfinkel, and others as “interoception” may provide some helpful insights into these questions.

The Amazing Power of
Discouragement and feeling like a failure can be detrimental to your success. However, failure is not final. If you believe in improvement, then you can pass the EPPP. 

Sleep and the EPPP
Our earlier article,"Sleep and Self Care," considered evidence that a proper night’s sleep is fundamental to emotional, psychological, physical, and mental well-being. In this post I want to continue the discussion by suggesting that sleep is also fundamental to good memory.

Sleep and Self-Care
People enter the caring professions for a variety of reasons, but usually at the top of the list is the desire to help others. However, in our desire to help others it’s sometimes easy to forget that the quality of the care we can offer, and even our ability to continue offering that care, depends on remaining healthy ourselves.

Studies on the Link Between Psychopathy and Fear
Psychopathy has traditionally been linked to a lack of emotion, specifically when it comes to fear. Psychologists weigh in.

The Psychology of Touch
The Psychology of Touch: How the Primary Sense Drives Human Behavior

You’re Never Too Old to Become a Social Worker
How do you think of yourself as you age? For many of us, when we think about the aging process, the first words that come to our minds are negative terms like “decline”, “senility” and “decrepit.” This is because our culture tends to associate aging with cognitive and physiological decline.