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Taking Charge Of Your Emotions: Strategies for Keeping It Together When Kids Fall Apart

Free Co-Regulation Exercises from Cool, Calm & Connected

Martha Straus, PhD

When children experience big emotions, the role of a caregiver is to model emotional regulation and provide support without getting sucked into the chaos. Help tired and frustrated caregivers succeed with these free exercises to promote co-regulation and healthy attachment.

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The Power of Breath: Teach Children to Breathe on Purpose & Calm Big Emotions

A Free Self-Awareness & Self-Management Activity to Help Practice Mindful Breathing

Kellie Doyle Bailey, MA, CCC-SLP, MMT/SELI

Kellie Bailey’s newest children’s book, Some Days I Breathe on Purpose, explores the power of breath to help children handle challenging emotions. Get an exclusive sneak peek with worksheets containing breathing and mindfulness exercises for children.

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Creating a Welcoming Space for LGBTQ+ Clients

12 Common Mistakes & 6 Affirming Practices

Aaron Testard, LMFT, LPCC

An LGBTQ-friendly practice is NOT the same as an LGBTQ-informed one. Discover the common mistakes clinicians make, as well as simple strategies to make your practice more inclusive.

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What is EMDR therapy and how does it work?

PESI Team

EMDR is a treatment for PTSD, focusing on using bilateral stimulation (BLS) to help the brain access and process traumatic memories. Learn more.

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Written Exposure Therapy for PTSD

Discover a protocol to quickly reduce trauma symptomology

Brian Marx, PhD, Denise Sloan, PhD

Written Exposure Therapy (WET) is an evidence-based brief PTSD treatment approach that produces significant results in as few as five treatment sessions. Learn the first steps of this revolutionary treatment protocol.

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Providing Constructive Feedback in Clinical Supervision

6 Simple Strategies for Success

George B. Haarman, PsyD, LMFT

Providing specific and actionable critiques without damaging rapport can be one of the most challenging aspects of clinical supervision, but constructive feedback offers a means to provide valuable insight and strengthen working relationships.

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Finding Healthy Attachment

Discover how attachment-based relationships provide a foundation for healing trauma

Christina Reese, PhD, LCPC

Christina Reese has dedicated her life’s work to helping those with trauma live healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives. Learn how her newest book, Trauma and Attachment, can guide clients from a place of fear to healthy attachment.

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Turning “What’s Wrong” into “What’s Strong”

Shifting to a Strengths-Based Perspective with Motivational Interviewing

Ali Hall, JD, Jennifer Frey, PhD

The practice of motivational interviewing (MI) involves a change in our perspective. We can reframe what we perceive to be a person’s “failures” or shortcomings into evidence of their strengths, skills, character, and worth. This shift from a deficits-based perspective to one of strengths is at the heart of MI.

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Intro to Diversity in Clinical Practice

A Shame-Free Guide to Reducing Cultural Offenses

Lambers Fisher, MS, LMFT, MDIV

Join Lambers Fisher for a discussion of his debut book, Diversity in Clinical Practice, and an exploration of six reasons for every helping professional to increase their cultural competence.

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Picking Apart Pain

An exclusive first look at Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: The Workbook

Lori Gottlieb, MFT

Get a preview of Lori Gottlieb's new workbook with a free exercise that shows how a shift in perspective can reduce unpleasant emotions.

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