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Teaching Kids About Healthy Friendships & Boundaries

Free Worksheets to Begin the Conversation

Christina Furnival, MA, LPCC

In celebration of her debut book, The Not-So-Friendly Friend, Christina Furnival shares worksheets that can be used to help children understand, set, and uphold healthy boundaries.

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5 Steps to Setting Healthy Boundaries

Strategies to Help Clients Break Free from Gaslighting & Narcissistic Abuse

Amy Marlow-MaCoy, LPC

Amy Marlow-MaCoy, LPC, discusses the steps clinicians can take with their clients to develop and maintain healthy boundaries in order to better protect themselves from gaslighting and narcissistic abuse.

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Fostering Mental Health in Student Athletes

Strategies for Increasing Self-Esteem & Setting Healthy Boundaries

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S

Historic moments in professional sports and an increased spotlight on the mental health of athletes prompt Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S, to answer an essential question: how do we frame this moment as a positive learning experience for our youth?

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3 Things Therapists Need to Assess Before Providing an ESA Letter

Learn what assessments you need to perform with this quick video

Diana Sebzda, LPC, FT

What do you need to know before writing your client a recommendation for an emotional support animal? Diana Sebzda, LPC explains the considerations and challenges that clinicians face when assessing a client and their animal.

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Wired for Fear

Recognizing Toxic Stress in the Classroom

Jennifer L. Bashant, Ph.D., LMSW, MA

Students who have been exposed to toxic stress are wired for fear: They live in a state of constant nervous system activation that often shows up in the classroom as challenging or disruptive behavior. When you learn to recognize these signs of fight, flight, or freeze, you can respond in a more compassionate and trauma-informed manner.

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10 Things Your Clients Can Do Right Now to Help with Grief

David Kessler reveals small steps clients can take to lessen their suffering.

David Kessler

Discover 10 small, simple things grieving clients can do right now to get “unstuck” from the suffering of loss.

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Managing Screen Time in a Digital World

Develop habits that will help your young clients succeed in a digital generation

Aubrey Schmalle, OTR/L, SIPT

The increased use of screens is impacting social skills, human interaction, and compromising neurosensory development. That’s why Aubrey Schmalle, OTR/L, SIPT wants to help you develop habits that will help your young clients succeed in a digital world.

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5 Ways to Help Children with Coronavirus Anxiety

Are the children in your life noticing your increasing tension?

Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT

While we can’t eliminate the transmission of our own anxiety to the children in our lives, we can mitigate the impact in some significant ways. Here’s how.

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14 Products to Spread the Love

Be Your Best Self, To Be the Best Partner

PESI Team

This month focus on loving yourself to better love those around you. These 14 titles rooted in Self-Compassion, Gratitude and Deep Conversation will help grow your heart to spread your love beyond yourself.

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Finding Balance in Recovery

Helping alcoholics and addicts create equilibrium in their life—and why it’s important

Sarah Allen Benton, MS, LMHC, LPC, AADC

Sarah Allen Benton, MS, LMHC, LPC, AADC, offers a free worksheet to help addicts examine balance distribution in their life and identify what areas need more or less focus.

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