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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 • 9/10/2018 • No Comments

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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How to Talk About Feelings with Kids

Watch the Balloon Metaphor Demonstration

Jennifer Lefebre, PSY.D., RPT-S • 7/14/2018 • 1 Comment

We keep holding onto the feelings and eventually we're going to pop. Instead, let's let it out little by little.

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My Ouch Story

CBT worksheets for children and adolescents

PESI Team • 6/14/2018 • No Comments

Everyone has a story to tell. When bad things happen, it makes it much harder to tell the story. When bad things happen to us, there is typically a lot of shame, guilt, and embarrassment.

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Meeting Teen Clients Where They Are

Here's What They Respond To

Psychotherapy Networker • 5/11/2018 • No Comments

Most of us were never trained to talk to adolescents, and they often find most standard; shrink-wrapped attempts to "engage" them infuriating. Here's what they respond to best.

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Calm & Alert

Yoga and mindfulness practices to teach self-regulation and social skills to children.

Helene McGlauflin, MEd, LCPC, KYT • 4/13/2018 • 1 Comment

Calm and Alert is an innovative approach to teaching self-regulation and social skills to children by utilizing their bodies, minds, and breath through yoga and mindfulness practices. Get started with three basic practices available for FREE here.

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Free Yourself from Feeling Boxed in By Anger

Free strategy from the Letting Go of Anger Card Deck

Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D. • 3/27/2018 • 1 Comment

The following, easy to visualize, empowering metaphor can quickly help clients free themselves from feeling trapped in by anger.

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Self-Regulation and Mindfulness

Simple techniques for teaching all ages

Varleisha Gibbs, Ph.D., OTD, OTR/L • 1/16/2018 • 1 Comment

Looking for an easy way to teach young clients about self-regulation and mindfulness? Try this simple, short story from my new book, “Self-Regulation and Mindfulness: Over 82 Exercises & Worksheets for Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, & Autism Spectrum Disorder.”

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Letting Go of Anger

A simple skill to successfully manage teen anger

Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D. • 11/29/2017 • 2 Comments

Float on a Cloud is a popular and highly effective tool to manage not only a teen's anger, but also those underlying, super-strong feelings felt immediately before anger such as: frustration, fear, hurt, failure, humiliation, shame, sadness, rejection, distrust, jealousy, inadequacy, and insecurity. Just follow these 4 simple steps...

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Campaign to Heal Childhood Trauma

A FREE, 5-city tour explores how ACEs impact development

PESI, Inc. • 11/6/2017 • No Comments

Don't miss this FREE, five-city, childhood trauma awareness bus tour, ending on Capitol Hill in Washington DC...

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CBT Tools for Resolving Anxiety in Children & Adolescents

Two FREE worksheets you can use today

Lisa Weed Phifer, DEd, NCSP • 11/3/2017 • 3 Comments

Worksheets can be engaging, interactive and useful tools for clinicians — especially when working with kids. Read more to get two FREE CBT tools for exploring anxiety with the kids in your practice.

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