Reversal Theory Workbook

Reversal Theory Workbook

And here’s the other reason that I was on a bit of a hiatus from blogging…

Probably if you spend any time on the Ellis Tangents blog, you know about Diligent Page Publications by now. 

Diligent Page Publications exists to give the therapy gifts that are possible to deliver just in words. None of these books will replace an awesome therapist. But they’re certain to be research-supported, practical, and affordable. They are only authored by mental health professionals with your best interests at heart. 

The Reversal Theory workbook has been quite a while in the making – I think that this little-known theory has a LOT to give the world of psychology (along with business, education, behavioral health, etc.) and I often teach it (or components of it) to my clients as part of their therapy work. 

If you haven’t read much about Reversal Theory before, check out these posts! 

Comment below: Are there any RT topics that you’d like to see blogged about? Also, consider this first edition largely a draft; I welcome all feedback about how to make it better! Thanks!




Introducing Diligent Page Publications

Introducing Diligent Page Publications

So, if you’ve read the blog for awhile, you know I can get ranty about some stuff in our field. And nothing gets me on a soapbox faster than talking about how EXPENSIVE therapy is and how much that prohibits so many people from accessing good resources.  

I love therapists. I am a therapist. It’s not that I don’t want us to make a fair wage and maybe even have nice things. I do. 

(Side note: Here’s a little experiment for you to try. First, go to the bank and get $150 in one dollar bills. Then, find a therapist-colleague. Set a timer for 60 seconds. Now, every time the time goes off, give them three $1 bills. Or have them do it to you, or both. Do it for the WHOLE 50 minutes. Just notice what that’s like for you. And discuss.) 

So, I’ve been channeling that rage-energy that gets worked up in me sometimes (usually when someone at my office says something like, “But can’t they pay the full rate?” or “We’re increasing everyone’s rate by $5”) into writing. So, I started Diligent Page Publications as a place to publish low cost, super high quality, empirically-supported resources for clients. (It’s just in its baby stages; don’t get TOO excited.)

My favorite piece of this is a little ebook that teaches clients how to do therapy efficiently, saving them time and money and making more space for new clients, while not reducing therapist rates! 

And then I have a few guided journals that I made for clients and decided could be a useful resource for people who are doing life transitions (instead of therapy or as an adjunct to help therapy go faster/less expensively), because it turns out there really aren’t good, inner-world-focused books for people doing life transitions! 

I have a few other projects in the works, and of course I’ll post about them when they’re ready. But I want to share Diligent Page with you, because there’s a chance as a continued reader of this blog, you might share some of this desire with me!