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Mindfulness for Chocolate Lovers: A Lighthearted Way to Stress Less and Savor More Each Day

Drawing on positive psychology, Eastern wisdom, and three decades of psychotherapist know-how, join Dr. Gehart as she outlines a no-nonsense yet good-humored path to get you where you want to go.

She will teach you step-by-step how to:

  • Identify the essential elements necessary for life-long happiness and add them to your everyday habits.
  • Develop an unshakable sense of inner joy that sustains you in good times and bad.
  • Engage your most painful life circumstances to dramatically improve your life for the better.
  • Navigate common pitfalls and challenges, including skillfully handling the most difficult personalities and relationships.
  • Transform how you journey through life—making it a joy ride regardless of weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
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Books for Professionals

Free Clinical Forms and Resources

All of Dr. Gehart's counseling and family therapy textbooks include clinical forms such as case conceptualization, clinical assessment, treatment plans, and progress notes. Sign up and receive all 18 forms as Word docs FREE for long-term clinical use.  In addition, receive 2 hours of free continuing education each year and numerous other discounts.

Mastering Competencies in Family Therapy, 3rd Ed.

This text is designed for:

  • Family therapy courses
  • Clinical skills courses
  • Practicum and fieldwork courses
  • Use across multiple courses
  • License exam preparation


This text provides a comprehensive introduction to the theories and practice of family therapy. In addition to practical and detailed coverage of couple and family therapy theories, the text also illustrates how these theories are applied in clinical case documentation, including case conceptualization, treatment planning, clinical assessment, progress notes, and evaluating therapy outcomes.

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Theories and Treatment Planning in Family Therapy

This text is designed for:

  • Family therapy courses
  • Clinical skills courses
  • Practicum and fieldwork courses
  • License exam preparation


This family therapy text provides a comprehensive and practical introduction to couple and family therapy theories. The text includes theory-specific case conceptualization and treatment planning to better enable students to understand how theories are applied in practice. In addition, applications with specific cultural groups and with LGBTQ clients are highlighted for each theory, providing comprehensive and meaningful coverage of diversity issues. Furthermore, each chapter includes a meaningful discuss of research and the evidence base as it relates to each theory.

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Theory and Treatment Planning in Counseling and Psychotherapy, 2nd Ed.

This text is designed for:

  • Counseling theory courses
  • Clinical skills courses
  • Practicum and fieldwork courses
  • License exam preparation


This counseling theory text provides a comprehensive and practical introduction of counseling and psychotherapy theories. The text includes theory-specific case conceptualization and treatment planning to better enable students to understand how theories are applied in practice. In addition, applications with specific cultural groups and with LGBTQ clients are highlighted for each theory, providing comprehensive and meaningful coverage of diversity issues. Furthermore, each chapter includes a meaningful discuss of research and the evidence base as it relates to each theory.

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This text is designed for:

  • Clinical skills courses
  • Practicum and fieldwork courses
  • License exam preparation


This text provides a comprehensive introduction to completing case documentation using counseling theory. Part I provides a detailed introduction to case conceptualization, clinical assessment and diagnosis (including DSM-5 overview), treatment planning, progress notes, and measuring client progress. Part II provides overviews of each major theoretical school and provides detailed examples of how to complete case documentation when working from the specific theoretical orientation. The final section provides a practical introduction to becoming a competent supervisee, including a discussion of how to engage successfully in supervision, handle common problems that arise, and manage stress in the early years of being a counselor and psychotherapist.

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Collaborative Therapy: Relationships and Conversations that Make a Difference

Edited by Harlene Anderson & Diane Gehart

Collaborative Therapy: Relationships and Conversations That Make a Difference provides in-depth accounts of the everyday practice of postmodern collaborative therapy, vibrantly illustrating how dialogic conversation can transform lives, relationships, and entire communities. Pioneers and leading professionals from diverse disciplines, contexts, and cultures describe in detail what they do in their therapy and training practices, including their work with psychosis, incarceration, aging, domestic violence, eating disorders, education, and groups. In addition to the therapeutic applications, the book demonstrates the usefulness of a postmodern collaborative approach to the domains of education, research, and organizations.

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Mindfulness and Acceptance in Couples and Family Therapy

This book reviews the research and philosophical foundations for using mindfulness, acceptance, and Buddhist psychology in couple and family therapy. It also provides a detailed and practical approach for putting these ideas into action in the therapy room, including a mindful approach to therapeutic relationships, case conceptualization, treatment planning, teaching meditation, and intervention.

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Video Series

Free to Instructors and Available to Students via MindTap

Video Series Unique Features

  • Competency-Based: Each video is designed to teach a significant and specific intervention from the selected theory, such as scaling questions in solution-focused therapy. In each video, several other skills will also be demonstrated, such as forming a counseling/therapeutic relationship, goal setting, etc., and are clearly identified by commentary text at the bottom of the screen.
  • Brief: The videos are briefer than many other videos, with session demonstrations averaging 30 minutes and a total length of 45-50 minutes.
  • Post-Session with Clients: Arguably the most compelling and educational element of the videos, clients are interviewed after the session about their experience of the session to provide additional feedback about the intervention and offer an intimate description of what it felt like to experience the intervention.
  • Diversity: The videos demonstrate therapy with diverse clients and expert therapists. In addition, each expert describes using the theory and specific intervention with diverse clients.
  • Evidence-Base: Each expert also addresses to the evidence base for the theory and/or specific intervention demonstrated.
  • Educational Commentary: For the therapy portion of the video, each expert provides written commentary that appears at the bottom of the screen to significantly enhance the educational effectiveness of the videos by identifying techniques being used, explaining clinical decisions, and providing tips for implementing with clients.
  • Supervision Guidance: The post-session will include guidance from the expert on how to learn the specific intervention.

Free Youtube Lecture Series


I have created a series of YouTube lectures to accompany my texts. These are lectures on the theories and clinical documentation.