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Straight Talk: Understanding Antidepressant Selection Medications for Depression

What’s important when Initiating Antidepressant Selection

Joseph F. Wegmann, R.Ph., LCSW • 9/3/2018 • No Comments

By Joseph Wegmann  With medication management playing an increasingly pivotal role in the treatment of mental health disorders, the challenges faced by clinicians are increasing.

It's more critical than ever for mental health professionals to understand how to effectively collaborate with practioners prescribing medication. Here's what you need to know...

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Developing a Hierarchy of Fears With Your Client

A helpful way to prioritize what is impacting your client. Plus, a FREE CBT worksheet!

Lisa Weed Phifer, DEd, NCSP • 8/17/2018 • No Comments

Children and adolescents may experience periods of increased anxiety – teaching them coping skills can help reduce symptoms and allow the client to move on. Developing a hierarchy of fears or anxiety can help and here’s how.

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Rewire the Anxious Brain

Don't approach treatment with one hand tied behind your back!

Catherine Pittman, PH.D., HSPP • 8/4/2018 • No Comments

Anxiety disorders are some of the most common difficulties we deal with as therapist, but most of us are approaching treatment with one hand tied behind our back.

That's why Catherine Pittman, PH.D., HSPP created this FREE worksheet Identifying Anxiety-Igniting Thoughts to help your clients find relief faster.

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3 Concerning Messages about the Netflix series, Insatiable

Plus, 3 Tips to talk to your clients about the new series.

Judith Matz, LCSW • 8/3/2018 • 2 Comments

There's been an outcry against the new Netflix series, Insatiable. Judith Matz a clinical social worker and author shares 3 concerning messages the series sends and tips to address these issues with your clients.

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Suicide Risk Assessment: A must for clients reporting TBI and Depression

Meagan Houston, Ph.D., SAP • 6/25/2018 • No Comments

Former Detroit Lions quarterback, Erik Kramer, attempted suicide by way of gunshot wound to the head. PESI speaker Meagan Houston, Ph.D., SAP, discusses how traumatic brain injury and major depressive disorder are connected and the importance of conducting a suicide risk assessment with a patient who reports a mild or severe form of TBI.

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How to Develop a Safety Plan with Suicidal Clients

A Process of Inquiry That Promotes Empathic Connection

Psychotherapy Networker • 6/14/2018 • No Comments

Effective suicide assessments are built on a foundation of empathic connection. When clients feel heard, understood, and respected, they’re likelier to let down their guard and explore sensitive topics.

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The Rise of Suicide and Trauma in Teens

How "13 Reasons Why" Missed the Mark

Meagan Houston, Ph.D., SAP • 7/14/2017 • 2 Comments

Whether you find the show compelling or troublesome, one thing is certain: We need to talk about the rise of teen suicide and trauma in kids and teens. That’s why we created a free, one hour online CE seminar designed for clinicians, educators, and even parents to learn how to talk about suicide and mental health with teens. Read more to get instant access...

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Free CE Seminar: CBT for Anxiety and OCD

Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, M.S.W., LCSW-C, Kimberly Morrow, LCSW • 12/7/2016 • 37 Comments

Do you want to dramatically improve outcomes for your clients?

It starts by asking the right questions to get the right diagnosis. You can learn more and earn free CE in this one hour online seminar. 

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How You’re Fueling Your Own Anxiety And How to Fix It

Jennifer Abel, Ph.D. • 8/18/2016 • 2 Comments

Have you noticed that when people tell you “relax” or “calm down” you only feel more agitated and may even feel like flipping them off? Yet we usually give ourselves the same advice as we try to quiet the thoughts in our head. How do we address our anxiety without making it worse?

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The Floating Technique: For anxiety and panic disorder

Paul Foxman, Ph.D. • 7/25/2016 • No Comments

The floating technique includes four steps and can be used with both adults and children struggling with anxiety and panic disorder. Learn more in this short video with Paul Foxman, Ph.D.

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