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How To Help Clients Take Care Of Themselves

Four Ways to Help Clients Effectively Manage Unhelpful Emotions

Hannah Smith, MA, LMHC, CGP

Hannah Smith, MA, LMHC, CGP, offers four ways professionals can help clients suffering from anxiety effectively manage unhelpful emotions.

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What to Do When Your Client is Considering Suicide

And Why Contracts For Safety Are Not a Good Idea

Paul Brasler, MA, MSW, LCSW

Paul Brasler, MA, MSW, LCSW, discusses how to best support high risk clients, why therapists should avoid creating Contracts For Safety, and tips on creating an effective Safety Plan.

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What To Do When Trauma Treatment Isn’t Working

Trauma treatment not going well? These tools and strategy shifts can help.

Jennifer Sweeton, PSY.D., M.S., M.A.

Jennifer Sweeton, PSY.D., M.S., M.A., shares insight on possible roadblocks you might be experiencing with trauma treatment and what you can do to turn the corner.

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Five lifestyle factors that can help clients make progress faster

How the acronym “SEEDS” can improve emotional stability, cognitive function, and resilience.

John Arden, Ph.D., PESI Team

Are you missing the big picture? Learn how five simple lifestyle changes can help treat trauma, anxiety, and depression.

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PESI Book Club: July 2019

Check out this month's new releases and free worksheets!

PESI Team

Looking for some summer reads and new resources? We've got you covered!

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10 Rules for Managing ADHD in School

Plus 80 recommendations in an exclusive CE video & Worksheet...

Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.

Children and teens with ADHD have serious deficits in their executive functioning and self-regulation which can interfere with pursuing goals or contemplating multiple solutions. In dealing with these deficits, here are 10 specific rules to managing children and teens with ADHD in school.

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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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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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6 Step IFS Process to Jumpstart Healing

Plus a FREE IFS worksheet!

Frank G. Anderson, M.D.

Frank Anderson - Use this simple exercise from the evidence-based Internal Family Systems model to help your clients understand and work with their internal parts — so they can begin the deep healing process that traumatic wounds require.

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Look on the Bright Side

FREE Optimism Worksheet

Jonah Paquette, Psy.D.

Cultivating optimism impacts our brain. To better regulate our emotions and decrease our anxiety, download a FREE Optimism Worksheet from the Happiness Toolbox.

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