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Help Your Child Learn from Their Mistakes

Free printable coloring pages for kids

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

Kellie Doyle Bailey’s newest children’s book in the Calm Cool Kids series is almost here—with tons of mindfulness tips to help teach your child how to react during tricky moments.

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Rapid Relief from Stress Through Tapping

Free printable worksheet download

Fred Gallo, PhD

Sometimes the key to feeling better is knowing where to tap. Dr. Fred Gallo provides free worksheets to introduce clients to tapping, a powerful practice rooted in energy psychology.

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Ask Me Anything About Suicide Prevention: 5 Answers for Clinicians

Essential guidance from Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW

Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW

Many clinicians are unsure how best to treat suicidality and plagued with fear about their clients’ well-being and their own liability. In this candid interview, Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW, provides answers to five key questions.

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Bringing Men to the Table: Recognizing & Treating Eating Disorders in Male Clients

Key considerations for working with male clients

Andrew Walen, LCSW, LICSW, CEDS-S

To identify and treat males, it takes a complete re-think of what you assume eating disorders look like and how best to assist. Andrew Walen, LCSW-C, LICSW, CEDS-S, provides key guidance.

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Training the Brain to Heal the Anxious Mind

Free printable worksheets from Dr. Catherine Pittman

Catherine Pittman, PH.D., HSPP

Dr. Catherine Pittman shows how clients can explore their own fear response—and the amygdala—with these FREE worksheets.

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Using EMDR as a Treatment for Mental Health Conditions in Children

PESI Team

This helpful guide highlights how EMDR is used as a treatment in children and how this differs from treatment in adolescents and adults.

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EMDR as a Treatment for Autism

PESI Team

EMDR has mainly been popularized due to its success in PTSD patients. In this article, we investigate whether EMDR can be used as a treatment for autism.

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The Skill of Savoring: A Polyvagal Tool for Ventral Vagal Regulation

Video demonstration from Deb Dana, LCSW

DEB DANA, LCSW

Clients stuck in cycles of anxiety, fear, and distress need simple, but effective inner guidance to find their way back to safety, connection, and hope. Deb Dana, LCSW, shares a 20-30 second exercise that clients can use to more deeply savor their positive experiences.

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Celebrating Gender Identity with Youth Clients

FREE LGBTQ+ Youth worksheets

Lee-Anne Gray, Psy.D.

Sexual orientation is so much more than being gay, straight, or bisexual. PESI author Lee-Anne Gray provides helpful worksheets to aid clients in exploring gender and sexuality.

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Treating Binge Eating Disorder, Complex Trauma, and Body Shame

Interview with renowned expert Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW

Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW

Binge eating disorder is the most underdiagnosed eating disorders, yet it occurs at very high rates in trauma survivors. In this candid interview, Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW, explores the intersection of eating disorders and trauma, as well as the implications for treatment.

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