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Zoom Fatigue, It’s Real

How to Keep Children and Teens Engaged in Online Therapy

Laura Dessauer, Ed.D., ATR-BC

Doing therapy online has become the new normal, but it presents unique challenges many clinicians have not dealt with previously. Laura Dessauer gives us six new strategies to try out with clients as well as tips on how her newest publication, Art Therapy Card Deck for Children and Adolescents, can successfully introduce creativity into online sessions!

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Social Worker Month

Top 20 resources to celebrate National Social Workers Awareness Month...

PESI Team

Get your free resources and help us CELEBRATE National Social Workers Awareness Month with these great ideas...

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Tele-Play Therapy During a Pandemic

Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S

Ethically and effectively continue your play therapy work with TELEPLAY. Join renowned play therapy expert, supervisor, and author, Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S as she shares her most valuable resources.

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Text-Based Communication in Telemental Health

Knowing and Minimizing the Risks

Joni Gilbertson, MA, NCC, LCPC, LMHC, BC-TMH, CTMH

The sudden rise in the use of technology to provide mental health services has required many clinicians to navigate this new way of providing care. Part of this learning curve involves recognizing how to manage and minimize any associated risks.

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Adapting to a Virtual Care World

New Guidelines and the Benefits of Telemental Health

Joni Gilbertson, MA, NCC, LCPC, LMHC, BC-TMH, CTMH

Telemental health, with its many benefits, has transformed the way we provide patient services. This has resulted in changes to practice guidelines that will inform how we continue to offer virtual treatment in the years to come.

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Janina Fisher on Telehealth Treatment of Addictive Behavior

FREE CE. Develop a toolkit for helping clients with addictive behavior virtually.

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Understanding why it feels safer for clients to abuse drugs and alcohol, to act out sexually, or to binge/purge food, is key to enhancing your work with addictions recovery. That's why Janina Fisher is offering you this FREE CE video.

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Create Connection from a Distance: Making Telehealth Relational

Janina Fisher, PhD shares her pro tips for transcending the limitations of telehealth and establishing a sense of closeness with your clients.

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Now that distance therapy is the “new normal” when treating clients, knowing how to create a sense of connection through the screen is essential. In this short video, trauma treatment expert Janina Fisher shares her pro tips for helping clients feel engaged, listened to and understood—no matter where you are.

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