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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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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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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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There's No Such Thing as You Made Your Bed Now Lie in It...

Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA • 2/8/2017 • 2 Comments

For many people who were raised in abusive, neglectful, or dysfunctional families, “you made your bed now lie in it” is a common life philosophy taught and promoted throughout childhood. But the truth is, the personal, academic, and professional decisions that met your needs 5, 10, or 20 years ago may be completely irrelevant to your life today.

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Inside/Outside Box

A powerful art-based play therapy technique

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S • 12/27/2016 • 4 Comments

The Inside/Outside Box is a wonderful tool that elicits powerful emotions and helps tweens and teens begin to see their whole self, creating a launching pad for blossoming self-esteem and self-worth.

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