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Understanding the Five Core Skills of Mindfulness

How to change your brain and build a solid foundation for transformative growth

Terry Fralich, LCPC

Terry Fralich, LCPC, shares five core skills of mindfulness and how to best practice them.

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How To Help Clients Take Care Of Themselves

Four Ways to Help Clients Effectively Manage Unhelpful Emotions

Hannah Smith, MA, LMHC, CGP

Hannah Smith, MA, LMHC, CGP, offers four ways professionals can help clients suffering from anxiety effectively manage unhelpful emotions.

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Action Precedes Motivation: Why Clients Shouldn’t “Wait Until They Feel Better” To Make A Change

VIDEO: How To Help Clients Who Can’t Get Moving

Leslie Sokol, Ph.D.

Dr. Leslie Sokol shares how to help clients struggling with depression get up and moving again.

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5 Ways to Help Your Client Break Their Depression Cycle

FREE Depression Relapse Prevention Worksheet

PESI Team, Richard Sears, PSYD, PHD, MBA, ABPP

Richard Sears, Psy.D, Ph.D., MBA, ABPP, and the PESI team share helpful tips for depression recovery and relapse prevention.

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Self-Regulation Strategies & Techniques for Children with Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder

Plus Earn 1 Free CE Hour

Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR/L

Join Teresa Garland, occupational therapist, international speaker, and author, as she shares over 35 of her most effective interventions.

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How to Teach a Child with Autism About Personal Space

FREE Video

Tara Delaney, MS, OTR/L

In this brief video clip, Tara Delaney, MS, OTR/L, describes her easy-to-use method that helps children with autism understand and apply the concept of "personal space," which in turn helps them adapt more easily into social situations.

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Get your clients UNSTUCK

Free DBT Opposite to Emotion Worksheet

Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP, DBTC

Lane Pederson – Opposite to Emotion, often referred to in DBT by O2E (oh-2-ee), recognizes that emotions pull us into “mood congruent” behaviors that get us stuck. When mood congruent behaviors strike, O2E is the heavy-hitting answer clients go to… help your clients get UNSTUCK from prolonged and overly intense emotional states with this approach.

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Literacy into a Therapy Plan

FREE Fun with Literacy Worksheets!

Karen Thatcher, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

Karen Thatcher – Children with learning disabilities require more exposure to literacy-rich environments and opportunities in order to begin developing a foundation for literacy.

As providers, we not only affect a child’s current development, we also have the ability to shape a child’s future academic and social success. It doesn’t have to be hard to incorporate literacy into therapy goals, and here’s how…

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No More Therapy Whack-a-mole!

FREE Diary Card Worksheet

Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP, DBTC

In this video, DBT expert Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP, DBTC, shares a tool that will not only help your clients, but also truly transform how effective you can be as a therapist.

Download a free copy of the Diary Card: www.pesi.com/diarycard

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Don’t Struggle with Destructive Behavior in Clients

FREE Video & Behavior Analysis Worksheet

Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP, DBTC

Lane Pederson – International trainer and author shares his FREE Behavior Analysis in a video demonstration and worksheet download to show you how you can engage your clients, how you can help them understand what's behind these behaviors, and more importantly, how you can use this awareness to help them to change.

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