Clinical Resources

This page is for mental health providers, content includes information on basic trauma-informed care, links to webinars or other resources from specific models (IFS, Sensorimotor, AEDP, etc.), information on Telehealth, and other content.

This collection of resources, gathered by NESTTD members and friends, stems from various local, national, and international sources of research, clinical care, and public health teams. Resource lists will be updated regularly. We welcome you to use and share these resources for the benefit of you and your loved ones.

Table of Contents:

Feel free to just scroll down the page but if you are looking to quickly get what you are after browse the table of contents below and click what you are interested in to be brought to the relevant part of the page.

For All Health Providers

For Therapists


Massachusetts COVID-19 Outpatient Psychotherapist Info

Person Centered Tech

Here you will find free practice resources to enable quick telehealth adoption during COVID-19 social distancing measures.

    NASW trainings

    As the situation has evolved, many clinicians have moved to incorporate tele-therapy in their practice, in part or fully. Some have used this medium already, and many are utilizing it for the first time. This resources answers many questions mental health professionals may have about Telehealth including safety considerations, licensing, insurance, HIPPA, and reopening.

    PESI: Use code TELEFREE

    Digital Seminar - Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals: 2-Day Distance Therapy Training

    The use of technology is a common expectation of clients in today’s world (and at this time a requirement for safety). Providing distance therapy services makes sense for your practice, but understanding all the legal, ethical, business and in-session challenges can seem daunting. This resource offers a digital seminar on how to navigate telehealth as well as a certification at the end.

    General Practice Support

    COVID-19 Virtual Seminar Series:  Managing Suicidal Clients Remotely – Basic principles and case discussion

    Zoom link 

    American Psychological Association (APA)

    Practice Resources in Response to COVID-19

    Self-Care for Psychologists During the COVID-19 Outbreak

    American Counseling Association (ACA)

    Counseling In A Time of COVID-19

    American Art Therapy Association (AATA):

    Resources for Art Therapists During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)

    Coronavirus Anxiety - Helpful Expert Tips and Resources

    International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS):

    Free Resources about the intersection of trauma treatment, public health, and worldwide disasters.

      Abundance Practice Building
      Abundant Practice Podcast

        The Trauma Therapist Project 

        Podcast Episodes featuring Worldwide Trauma Experts on COVID-19

        Institute for Creative Mindfulness

        Working with Dissociation in an Online Environment

        Webinar from 3/29/20 by Jamie Marich PhD and Amy Wagner LMHC, free resources available

        Bruce Perry: Neurosequential Network State-Dependence and COVID-19 

        Watch here.

        This YouTube video discusses the shift in functional capability of the human brain with a shift in internal "state." This principle is relevant for anyone interested in human behavior including parents, educators, and clinicians.

          The Trauma Center

          Common Responses to Trauma and Coping Strategies

          Social Work Career

          Dorlee Michaeli, MBA, LCSW

          COVID-19 Resources for Social Workers and Therapists

          Over 50 free resources that may be of help to you as a social worker, mental health professional and/or social work educator during the COVID-19 pandemic. These include free on demand trainings (some of which offer free CEUs), resources to assist with hospice and palliative care, protecting immigrant families, and several social work and higher education specific resources. 

          30 Free Self-Care Tools

          Free self-care resources donated by kind individuals and organizations that may be of help to you in managing COVID-19 anxiety and stress. These include various meditations, apps, coloring pages, ebooks, videos, support groups, toolkits to manage anxiety, and online yoga and exercise classes.

          McLean webinar on helping clinicians cope by Dr. Blaise Aguirre (slides from his webinar)

          Dr. Blaise Aguirre

          6 Tips for Clinicians To Promote Self-Care

          Self care tips

          McLean's list of COVID-19 resources

          McLean resources

          Trauma Institute and Child Trauma Institute

          Free Trainings and Resources

          Model-Specific Resources


          Boston Area Trauma Recovery Network (TRN):

          A network of licensed clinicians with specialties in trauma, who provide pro-bono (FREE!) short-term EMDR treatment to people affected by community disasters regardless of ability to pay.

            Bruce Woods Patterson

            EMDR via Telehealth 

            Many ask, “Can EMDR be provided via a video session?” Bruce Woods Patterson, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, EMDRIA approved consultant and training facilitator, and EFT provider explains how he uses this powerful method of treatment in virtual therapy.

            EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

            EMDR via Telehealth during Coronavirus

            Includes guidelines for virtual therapy, online resources, EMDR-specific platforms, and more.

            8 phases of Remote EMDR (with resources) 

            Watch here

            Global Child EMDR Alliance

            Register here.

            Free archived webinar recording of EMDR child therapy during COVID-19.

            Sarah Schubert

            Basic tips for providing EMDR therapy online. Tips on technology, setting up your therapeutic space, and using EMDR safely with your clients.

            Watch here.

            Scaling Up EMDR: Dr. Jarero Teaches Butterfly Hug

            7-minute self-care video for therapists and clients.

            Watch here.

            Integrative Trauma Treatment

            A Light Bar for Zoom Sessions

            Instructions for Light Bar

            To offer feedback on this tool, please email Linda at: 

            Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

            Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute

            COVID-19 News: Updates and Resources for the SP Community

            Somatic Experiencing

            SE March 2020 Webinar Lockdown Part 1

            View webinar on Vimeo here  

            Join Dr. Levine and his Somatic Experiencing┬« Faculty as they discuss and demonstrate ways to soothe uncomfortable feelings associated with COVID-19. 40-minute lecture, including experiential exercises with Dr. Levine. This webinar is free. 

            Free Webinar Fridays

            See their email update here.

            Note: You will need to download AdobeConnect.


            AEDP Institute

            Response to COVID-19

            For First Responders


            SAMSHA for Disaster Responders

            Behavioral Health Trainings for Disaster Responders:

            SAMSHA Online Training

            Psychological Congress 

                Psychological First Aid Manuals:

                The Red Cross
                World Health Organization (WHO)

                US Dept. of Veterans Affairs

                    Benson-Henry Institute: Front-line Clinician Resiliency Groups (for Partners medical staff)

                    Benson-Henry Institute

                    Supporting Resilient Survival During Covid-19: Understanding Traumatic Stress & Moral Injury for Health Workers, Their Loved Ones & Health Care Leaders.

                    Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD

                    Managing Stress for Healthcare Workers In A Public Health Emergency

                    The Red Cross

                    National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)'s App on Psychological First Aid

                    National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) 

                    This is an app that let responders review PFA (Psychological First Aid) guidelines and assess their readiness to deliver PFA in the field. The app provides additional support when the responder is in the field by providing tips on different survivor groups (infant/toddler, preschool, school-age, adolescent, adult) and keeping track of survivor concerns and referral needs. Resource links are included to facilitate referrals.

                    Ways to Give

                    BU School of Public Health

                    BUSPH Coronavirus Series: Learn ways to get involved by watching their video here.

                    MA Responds

                    Urgent request for mental health help in response to COVID-19.

                    Become a volunteer by registering through their system here.

                    Please Note: You may find yourself stuck at the request for a notary public authorization for the CORI check. Despite this request, the notary public authorization has been waived because of the COVID-19 crisis. This is not indicated on the registration form. Do not panic when you read that you need a notary public authorization for the CORI. You don’t need the notary public.

                    City of Boston

                    Volunteer Opportunities

                    The City of Boston under Mayor Walsh is coordinating volunteers who are looking to help and connecting them to future outreach and volunteer opportunities.

                    COVID-19 Video Interview Series

                    Here are short clips taken from the interviews we have done with members of the NESTTD community. If you want to see the full clips head on over to our members only COVID-19 page. If you aren’t a member yet head on over to our Members page to see the other benefits of membership. 

                    Introduction Video

                    NESTTD is starting a video interview series. In light of the current COVID-19 project many mental health professionals have had to change their practice and everyone is looking at uncertain times. We decided to create a series of video interviews with mental health professionals to talk about how their practice has changed, advice they have, and how they are helping their patients in these strange times.

                    Peter Pruyn Interview

                    In this interview Peter talks about “A Spectrum of Emotional Responses to Crisis” that came up in his work with clients during quarantine and a psycho-educational handout he created to support such conversations. The full interview with Peter is available on our member's only COVID-19 page as well as his handout which is available free for download.

                    Peter Pruyn ("prine") is a psychotherapist who specializes in the treatment of trauma. He is influenced by humanistic, psychodynamic, and mindfulness approaches and utilizes EMDR, spirituality, and expressive therapies including art, sandtray and music. Peter is an EMDR Consultant and author of Peter's Psycho-Ed Handouts: Client Handouts and Therapist Resources for Trauma, EMDR, and General Psychotherapy. More of his writings about trauma and related topics can be found at

                    At the end of his interview Peter surprised us with a song and we just had to share. What a beautiful example of self care and connection even if it is separated by a computer screen.

                    Robert Bonazoli Interview

                    Robert Bonazoli, LICSW ( is a licensed psychotherapist providing short and long-term psychotherapy for individuals and couples in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.

                    He has extensive experience working with a wide variety of issues, including Anxiety Disorders (Anxiety, Panic, Phobia, Post-Traumatic Stress), Depression, Bipolar Disorder, life transitions, bereavement, relationship difficulties, and with individuals simply seeking deeper understanding of themselves, and more meaning and satisfaction in their lives and relationships.

                    He agreed to sit down and talk with us about how COVID-19 has impacted his life and practice. From talking about the blessing of technology (as well as it’s shortcomings) to understanding fear responses, Robert shares a lot of great tips on how to get through this.

                    To see the full interview visit our member's only COVID-19 page.

                    Learn more about Robert Bonazoli's varied background in this short video.

                    Please Note: NESTTD has not reviewed all of the content of the websites and/or resources which might be linked here and is not responsible for the contents of any of them.  The inclusion of a link to an organization’s website does not constitute an endorsement of that organization, or recommendation of the content, resources, information, products, or services contained in the website.

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