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Reconnecting Couples with Solution-Focused Therapy

Solution-Focused Therapy helps clients recognize their internal resources, identify personal strengths and build on what is already working for them.

Elliott Connie, MA, LPC

Elliott Connie — Designed to complement any therapeutic framework, the Solutions Focused Therapy (SFT) approach engages and activates clients to make a change, whether they are new to therapy or have found themselves "stuck" in the therapeutic process.

The SFT approach helps your clients identify, create, and live the kind of life they've been longing for.

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Literacy into a Therapy Plan

FREE Fun with Literacy Worksheets!

Karen Thatcher, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

Karen Thatcher – Children with learning disabilities require more exposure to literacy-rich environments and opportunities in order to begin developing a foundation for literacy.

As providers, we not only affect a child’s current development, we also have the ability to shape a child’s future academic and social success. It doesn’t have to be hard to incorporate literacy into therapy goals, and here’s how…

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73 DBT Mindfulness Exercises

FREE Worksheet Download

Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP, DBTC

Lane Pederson – Mindfulness is a skillset at the heart of DBT. Yet, many therapists struggle teaching mindfulness practices to clients.

Practicing mindfulness skills open doors to acceptance, experience, and connection to yourself and the world.

Download 73 mindfulness exercises you can use with your clients to help them slow down and find peace, contentment, and enjoyment in everyday life.

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No More Therapy Whack-a-mole!

FREE Diary Card Worksheet

Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP, DBTC

In this video, DBT expert Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP, DBTC, shares a tool that will not only help your clients, but also truly transform how effective you can be as a therapist.

Download a free copy of the Diary Card: www.pesi.com/diarycard

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Don’t Struggle with Destructive Behavior in Clients

FREE Video & Behavior Analysis Worksheet

Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP, DBTC

Lane Pederson – International trainer and author shares his FREE Behavior Analysis in a video demonstration and worksheet download to show you how you can engage your clients, how you can help them understand what's behind these behaviors, and more importantly, how you can use this awareness to help them to change.

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Slumber Smoothie Recipe

Get your therapeutic goals back on track with this FREE Recipe

Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC

Leslie Korn – When our clients aren’t sleeping well at night, it can slow or even halt the therapeutic progress. But there are safe natural and holistic approaches we can use with our clients to help get our goals back on track.Help your clients sleep throughout the night with the Cherry Smoothie Slumber recipe.

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The Silly Walk: A Mindfulness Practice for Youth and Teens

Use this exercise with your youth to help them regulate their silliness in a constructive and appropriate way.

Christopher Willard, Psy.D.

Kids don't have an on/off switch... especially those with executive function difficulties, who struggle to regulate their attention, emotions and behaviors.

Watch Dr. Christopher Willard demonstrate a fun mindfulness practice that will help kids identify and activate their different zones of regulation.

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Understanding and Integrating Ritual in your Practice

3 FREE Multicultural Worksheets

Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC

Leslie Korn – Whether cultural rituals are therapeutic or harmful depends on the individual, the setting, and their purpose. It’s important to have a solid understanding of cultural rituals so we can effectively integrate their healing ability in our practices. And the best place to start is by considering our own relationship to rituals.

Download these 3 multicultural worksheets to take the first step toward multicultural awareness and competency in your practice.

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Build Rapport & Cultural Competency

FREE Multicultural Worksheet for Clinicians

Lambers Fisher, MS, LMFT, MDIV

By Lambers Fisher – When you have a clear understanding of how your own cultural identity and experiences have shaped your beliefs, you can begin to explore the ways you may be effectively or ineffectively treating your clients.

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Creating Teachable Moments to Teach Social Skills

The 6 stages of social play. Plus, 5 areas of social and emotional competence.

Janine Halloran, LMHC

When we see kids who struggle with social skills, it’s hard to watch. We want to supportthem and teach them socially acceptable ways of interacting. And we can achieve this through PLAY.

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