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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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The Importance of Mental Stretching

FREE printable worksheet!

Susan I Buchalter, ATR-BC, CGP, LPC • 7/6/2018 • 1 Comment

Warm-ups can be considered “mental stretching.” They are usually five to ten minutes in length and help clients become familiar with drawing, self-expression and communicating with others

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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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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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5 Things Seasoned Therapists Wish They'd Known

... And the One Question You Should Always Ask Your Clients...

Chris Lyford • 4/27/2018 • 6 Comments

We asked some seasoned therapists to pass on the lessons they wish someone had told them when they were first starting out, and here are the results!

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The Energetic Exhale

The incredibly simple and powerful mindfulness practice that only takes a second...

Terry Fralich, LCPC • 11/30/2017 • 1 Comment

We all experience times of anxiety, stress, frustration, anger and impatience. But getting stuck in these states can take a tremendous toll on our bodies, impair our thinking, and make it difficult to speak or act effectively.That's why I teach my clients this powerfully effective mindfulness practice that can calm our nervous system in seconds...

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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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Brené Brown on the danger of unspoken shame…

Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW • 6/22/2017 • 7 Comments

In this free CE video, Dr. Brené Brown, renowned researcher and The New York Times bestselling author of The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, and Rising Strong, provides you with the awareness and language to talk about shame with your clients.

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How to Forgive Yourself and Others

A Self- Compassion Lesson Every Teen Needs to Learn

Lee-Anne Gray, Psy.D. • 6/6/2017 • No Comments

Self-compassion and mindfulness skills can be adapted to almost any challenging situation teens face. The card deck I created provides over fifty conversation starters and exercises you can use with teens to help build mindful awareness, compassion, empathy, and kindness. Try this easy-to-implement exercise on forgiveness.

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The RAIN of Self-Compassion

Tara Brach, Ph.D. • 4/10/2017 • 4 Comments

In order to unfold, self-compassion depends on honest, direct contact with our own vulnerability. This compassion fully blossoms when we actively offer care to ourselves. Yet when we’ve gotten stuck in the trance of unworthiness, it often feels impossible to arouse self-compassion. To help people address feelings of insecurity and unworthiness, I like to share a meditation I call the RAIN of Self-Compassion. This easy-to-remember tool for practicing mindfulness and compassion uses four simple steps…

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