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Amy Stambuk, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Adult Forms for your first session (individuals or couples)

For adults (individuals, couples, or families) coming to work with Amy Stambuk for consultation or psychotherapy. Each person should fill out a complete packet. Obtain the password from Amy Stambuk.

Teen Forms for your first session (individuals or in family therapy)

For teens coming to work with Amy Stambuk for consultation or psychotherapy. Teen clients (ages 13-17) should fill out a complete packet. Obtain the password from Amy Stambuk.

Child Forms for your first session (individuals or in family therapy)

For parents of children (younger than 13) coming to work with Amy Stambuk for consultation or psychotherapy. Parents should fill out a complete packet. Obtain the password from Amy Stambuk.

Colorado Mental Health License Verification

This is where you verify the license for (and complaints against) psychologists or other mental health professionals.

Colorado Mental Health Statutes

Laws governing confidentiality, professional conduct, use of the title "social worker," and a definition of psychotherapy.

What is Play Therapy?

This link from the Association for Play Therapy provides an overview of the background and benefits of play therapy. It also explains the role the family takes throughout the process.

What is EMDR?

This link from the EMDR International Association provides a helpful guide to Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), how it works, and related research.


favorite TED talks on psychology - adults

Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability

Brené Brown has a PhD in social work and studies human connection and vulnerability. When issues surface in her personal life, she discovers her resistance to going to therapy. In this candid and very humorous talk she shares her personal journey with taking the plunge and what she learns about herself along the way.

Brené Brown: Listening to shame

This is a related talk to the one above. The key to vulnerability is to deal with our shame. Brown's research reveals gender differences which I find interesting. Women tend to experience shame about not being perfect and not being able to do everything, while men tend to experience shame related to weakness.

Guy Winch: Why we all need to practice emotional first aid

Winch is a psychologist who makes the case that we should put our emotional health right up there with our physical health. He has a twin brother and shares a lovely story about staying connected and the importance of not working through difficulties alone.

Daniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory

Daniel Kahneman gives a provocative talk on what we remember about our experience and how much space it takes in our brains. You may be surprised.



parenting podcasts and websites

This American Life - Episode 557: Birds & Bees, May 15, 2015

This is a really neat dialogue about how to talk with kids about sex, death, and race. The takeaway? Be direct, open, and honest.

Slate Magazine - Mom and Dad are Fighting

Hip, current talks about what it's really like to be a parent.

Jennifer Senior: A Parenting Paradox: How Kids Manage To Be 'All Joy And No Fun'

A fresh look at parenting and how to take a load off.

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families

Podcasts geared toward early childhood.

Frances Jensen: Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone and Should Protect Their Brains

Good overview of the changing adolescent brain…explains a whole lot about behavior too.

Emily Bazelon: Today's Bullied Teens Subject To 'Sticks And Stones' Online, Too

Check out the book too, but Bazelon paints a clear picture of how technology is being used to spread meanness…she also makes a call for the return of empathy.

A Mighty Girl - Website resource

The world's largest collection of books, toys and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls. This is a super cool site. If anyone finds websites this cool for boys, please let me know!

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