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Ask Me Anything About Suicide Prevention: 5 Answers for Clinicians

Essential guidance from Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW

Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW

Many clinicians are unsure how best to treat suicidality and plagued with fear about their clients’ well-being and their own liability. In this candid interview, Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW, provides answers to five key questions.

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Ask a Therapist: How Do I Teach My Child Social-Emotional Skills?

3 proven strategies for SEL development

Lisa Weed Phifer, DEd, NCSP

Summer doesn’t have to mean a vacation from learning. Lisa Weed Phifer offers up social-emotional learning exercises to get kids ready for the start of a new school year.

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Training the Brain to Heal the Anxious Mind

Free printable worksheets from Dr. Catherine Pittman

Catherine Pittman, PH.D., HSPP

Dr. Catherine Pittman shows how clients can explore their own fear response—and the amygdala—with these FREE worksheets.

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The Skill of Savoring: A Polyvagal Tool for Ventral Vagal Regulation

Video demonstration from Deb Dana, LCSW

DEB DANA, LCSW

Clients stuck in cycles of anxiety, fear, and distress need simple, but effective inner guidance to find their way back to safety, connection, and hope. Deb Dana, LCSW, shares a 20-30 second exercise that clients can use to more deeply savor their positive experiences.

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Understanding Gaslighting

Free infographic to inform clients of signs, techniques, and assertive responses

PESI Team

Gaslighting and other forms of narcissistic abuse are insidious, often going unrecognized as your clients begin to doubt their own thoughts, feelings, and memories... But this free infographic makes it easy to remember signs, techniques, and assertive responses to gaslighting.

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Coping with ADHD & Heightened Emotions

Free printable exercise to use with adolescent & adult clients

Melissa Springstead Cahill, Psy.D.

People with ADHD feel both positive and negative emotions more intensely and frequently, and often for longer periods of time. With this exercise, clients can learn to respond to emotions mindfully, allowing them to better handle difficult situations.

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How to Help Clients While Managing Your Own Emotions

therapist.com Team

In order to avoid burning out, it's essential for therapists to have strategies to take care of themselves. Trauma therapist Frank Anderson, MD, provides his recommendations for practicing self-care.

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Preventing Teen Suicide: Crisis Safety Planning with Young Clients

Life-saving strategies & free CE

Tony Sheppard, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA

The rate of suicide in young people is on the rise. Get the strategies you need to save lives with this free CE seminar led by Tony Sheppard, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA.

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DBT Skills: What is ‘DEAR MAN DBT’

PESI Team

Used as part of the treatment process for DBT, learn everything you need to know about ‘DEAR MAN’, and how it could potentially help your clients.

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Rethink, Reassess, Relabel: How to Use Reframing to Appreciate the Moment

Free reframing exercise to help kids harness the power of happiness!

Maureen Healy

Reframing is a useful skill that can turn tricky and frustrating situations into something more positive. Maureen Healy provides free resources for kids to practice finding a silver lining.

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