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Slumber Smoothie Recipe

Get your therapeutic goals back on track with this FREE Recipe

Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC • 9/20/2018 • No Comments

Leslie Korn – When our clients aren’t sleeping well at night, it can slow or even halt the therapeutic progress. But there are safe natural and holistic approaches we can use with our clients to help get our goals back on track.Help your clients sleep throughout the night with the Cherry Smoothie Slumber recipe.

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[Video] The Silly Walk: A Mindfulness Practice for Youth and Teens

Use this exercise with your youth to help them regulate their silliness in a constructive and appropriate way.

Christopher Willard, Psy.D. • 9/16/2018 • No Comments

Kids don't have an on/off switch... especially those with executive function difficulties, who struggle to regulate their attention, emotions and behaviors.

Watch Dr. Christopher Willard demonstrate a fun mindfulness practice that will help kids identify and activate their different zones of regulation.

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Understanding and Integrating Ritual in your Practice

3 FREE Multicultural Worksheets

Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC • 9/15/2018 • No Comments

Leslie Korn – Whether cultural rituals are therapeutic or harmful depends on the individual, the setting, and their purpose. It’s important to have a solid understanding of cultural rituals so we can effectively integrate their healing ability in our practices. And the best place to start is by considering our own relationship to rituals.

Download these 3 multicultural worksheets to take the first step toward multicultural awareness and competency in your practice.

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Build Rapport & Cultural Competency

FREE Multicultural Worksheet for Clinicians

Lambers Fisher, MS, LMFT, MDIV • 9/12/2018 • No Comments

By Lambers Fisher – When you have a clear understanding of how your own cultural identity and experiences have shaped your beliefs, you can begin to explore the ways you may be effectively or ineffectively treating your clients.

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Creating Teachable Moments to Teach Social Skills

The 6 stages of social play. Plus, 5 areas of social and emotional competence.

Janine Halloran, LMHC • 9/10/2018 • No Comments

When we see kids who struggle with social skills, it’s hard to watch. We want to supportthem and teach them socially acceptable ways of interacting. And we can achieve this through PLAY.

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Straight Talk: Understanding Antidepressant Selection Medications for Depression

What’s important when Initiating Antidepressant Selection

Joseph F. Wegmann, R.Ph., LCSW • 9/3/2018 • No Comments

By Joseph Wegmann  With medication management playing an increasingly pivotal role in the treatment of mental health disorders, the challenges faced by clinicians are increasing.

It's more critical than ever for mental health professionals to understand how to effectively collaborate with practioners prescribing medication. Here's what you need to know...

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10 Rules for Managing ADHD in School

Classroom strategies for managing ADHD

Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D. • 8/20/2018 • No Comments

Children and teens with ADHD have serious deficits in their executive functioning and self-regulation which can interfere with pursuing goals or contemplating multiple solutions. In dealing with these deficits, here are 10 specific rules to managing children and teens with ADHD in school.

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Developing a Hierarchy of Fears With Your Client

A helpful way to prioritize what is impacting your client. Plus, a FREE CBT worksheet!

Lisa Weed Phifer, DEd, NCSP • 8/17/2018 • No Comments

Children and adolescents may experience periods of increased anxiety – teaching them coping skills can help reduce symptoms and allow the client to move on. Developing a hierarchy of fears or anxiety can help and here’s how.

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The Psychology of Gratitude

FREE Three Good Things Worksheet

Jonah Paquette, Psy.D. • 8/1/2018 • No Comments

The practice of gratitude is believed to impact our brain on structural and chemical level. Practice Gratitude with your clients using this FREE Three Good Things Worksheet.

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How to Talk About Feelings with Kids

Watch the Balloon Metaphor Demonstration

Jennifer Lefebre, PSY.D., RPT-S • 7/14/2018 • 1 Comment

We keep holding onto the feelings and eventually we're going to pop. Instead, let's let it out little by little.

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