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Helpers in many professions are finding the Nurture, Play, Structure Model of Therapy useful.  Below are what some have shared:


- Rev. Dr. Helen Svoboda-Barber offers her take on NPS in her blog, Cardboard Dog Coaching.  Read what she has to say in her post, "Balancing Nurture, Play, and Structure"

- "NPS not only deepens the work I do with my clients, it provides a framework that I can easily incorporate with other modalities I use. My clients like it because it is easy to understand and is versatile to use with anybody. Based on evidence-based practices, I've found NPS to be highly effective and has also improved my personal life." 

Liz Minnich, MA, LCMHC, LCAS

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-"I generally work with individual adults. My clients really connect with the NPS model. They like the visualization of the three-legged stool as a way to remember the importance of all three areas. The NPS assessment is helpful because clients can see what areas are their strongest and where they could make some changes. Using NPS techniques and worksheets helps clients recognize their strengths and tendencies, and learn to accept and love themselves as they are. I think that the nonjudgmental approach of NPS is my favorite part. While it's a great way to work on self-awareness and improvement, it is centered on a heart of self-love and self-acceptance." 

Bethany Dalton, LCMHCA, CRC

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