Counseling and Therapy Resources

Find and share professional documents—from curricula to articles to presentations. Our Professional Resource Library is a great way for NCFR members and active Certified Family Life Educators to pool knowledge on a wide variety of family topics.

Please refer to Terms of Use for guidelines on submitting to the NCFR website. Materials must be relevant to family and/or social sciences. NCFR reserves the right to reject any submission at its sole discretion.

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Empathy and sympathy

The power of empathy

This animated short video addresses how to create genuine empathetic connections with others to help ease their pain and suffering. From the nonprofit Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)

Pauline Boss

Finding meaning to cope with ambiguous loss

In this clip from her NCFR 2013 annual conference special session, Dr. Pauline Boss discusses "finding meaning" as an important step in coping with ambiguous loss.

By telling the story of a teacher in Fukushima who asked her how to help his students deal with their losses when he had so much grief himself, Dr. Boss gives context to the importance of finding meaning and having control over something when so much is uncontrollable.

The entire video is available to NCFR members on our 2013 conference recordings page. You can also find a group of video and audio recordings from various sessions on family therapy.