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Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy to Build a Life Worth Living

Free exercise to help clients define their goals & ambitions

Katelyn Baxter-Musser, LCSW, CDBT

The primary goals of DBT are to help clients identify alife worth living and guide them towards changes that’llhelp them reach their goals. With this practical and printable tool from Katelyn Baxter-Musser, LCSW, CDBT, it's easy to work together to establish your clients' goals.

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10 Books to Celebrate Educators During Teacher Appreciation Week

Celebrate the teachers in your life by giving them books they will enjoy both inside and outside the classroom.

PESI Team

Join PESI Publishing in celebrating educators with this list of 10 books that teachers are sure to enjoy both inside and outside the classroom.

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Understanding Clients Through the Lens of Attachment

Free therapeutic tool to discover your clients' attachment history

Terry Levy, PhD, DAPA

By truly understanding your client through the lens of attachment, you'll deepen your awareness of who they really are. Download free worksheets to help you understand your clients at the level needed for lasting change!

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Avoiding the Expert Trap

Learning to embody the motivational interviewing spirit with a free exercise from Motivational Interviewing for Mental Health Clinicians

Ali Hall, JD

Author Ali Hall, JD, reflects on the effectiveness of motivational interviewing in inspiring collaboration, increasing self-efficacy, and enhancing engagement for mental health professionals and their clients.

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5 Tips for Telehealth with Kids

Strategies for success, plus 2 free worksheets

Amy Marschall, PsyD

Though all mental health providers face challenges in adapting to telehealth, those who work with children face additional challenges. Amy Marschall, PsyD, shares five strategies to keep young clients engaged, plus two of her favorite exercises to use during telehealth sessions.

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Hiding in Plain Sight

Free exercise from Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: The Workbook

Lori Gottlieb, MFT

What causes people to seek out the same type of dysfunctional relationship again and again? Best-selling author Lori Gottlieb reflects on the processes that keep people from moving forward and provides an exercise to help clients unearth hidden patterns in their lives.

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The Power of Breath: Teach Children to Breathe on Purpose & Calm Big Emotions

A Free Self-Awareness & Self-Management Activity to Help Practice Mindful Breathing

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

Kellie Bailey’s newest children’s book, Some Days I Breathe on Purpose, explores the power of breath to help children handle challenging emotions. Get an exclusive sneak peek with worksheets containing breathing and mindfulness exercises for children.

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Picking Apart Pain

An exclusive first look at Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: The Workbook

Lori Gottlieb, MFT

Get a preview of Lori Gottlieb's new workbook with a free exercise that shows how a shift in perspective can reduce unpleasant emotions.

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Attending to Dissociative Symptoms with Parts Work Therapy: Looking at the Inner Child

Learn how parts work can be used in the treatment of complex PTSD

Arielle Schwartz, PhD

By helping clients develop an awareness of their inner child, we can work to integrate trauma-related emotions and memories from childhood that have been sent into “exile.”

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Sustainable Well-Being and Resilience

Free Resource from Self-Compassion for Educators

Lisa Baylis, MEd

Lisa Baylis explains how we can embody sustainable well-being in our everyday lives as educators, outlining seven tangible practices that build resiliency.

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