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5 Secrets for Braver Boundary Setting

Learn to set and uphold boundaries with ease!

therapist.com Team

Setting boundaries often means having tough conversations with loved ones. Discover simple scripts from Hailey Magee that will empower your clients to set healthy boundaries in their lives.

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Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy to Build a Life Worth Living

Free exercise to help clients define their goals & ambitions

Katelyn Baxter-Musser, LCSW, CDBT

The primary goals of DBT are to help clients identify alife worth living and guide them towards changes that’llhelp them reach their goals. With this practical and printable tool from Katelyn Baxter-Musser, LCSW, CDBT, it's easy to work together to establish your clients' goals.

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Rethink, Reassess, Relabel: How to Use Reframing to Appreciate the Moment

Free reframing exercise to help kids harness the power of happiness!

Maureen Healy

Reframing is a useful skill that can turn tricky and frustrating situations into something more positive. Maureen Healy provides free resources for kids to practice finding a silver lining.

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National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week

In recognition of Stress Awareness Month, we're bringing you these resources.

PESI Team

In recognition of Stress Awareness Month, we're bringing you these resources.

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Attachment-Focused Interventions for Grief

Discover how Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy promotes growth & resilience

Dr. Leanne Campbell shares how Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy helps clients shift into a state of emotional balance that allows them to process their grief, relieve emotional pain and find meaning in their lives again from their very first session.

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Helping Kids Face Fear and Anxiety Head-On

Age-appropriate worksheets to help kids develop coping strategies & build resilience

Christina Furnival, MA, LPCC

Help educate children about anxiety, empowering them with awareness while opening the conversation to help normalize their experience with these age-specific worksheets from PESI author Christina Furnival, MS, LPCC!

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Excavating Hard Things

Free trauma-informed play therapy intervention

Paris Goodyear-Brown, MSSW, LCSW, RPT-S

When a child is experiencing the intrusive or avoidance symptoms of PTSD, building a coherent narrative becomes essential to treatment. Paris Goodyear-Brown, MSSW, LCSW, RPT-S, demonstrates an exercise designed to help children verbalize their big emotions.

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PESI Celebrates Children’s Book Day!: Top 5 Books for Children’s Social-Emotional Learning

PESI Team

Children’s books can do so much more than entertain young readers! Check out PESI’s top picks for International Children’s Book Day with these five incredible titles.

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Havening for Kids: 2 Powerful Stress-Busting Tools

Advice and video demonstration from Dr. Kate Truitt

Kate Truitt, PhD, MBA

Whether they're experiencing hyperarousal or hypoarousal, kids often need the help of a caregiver to return to a more calm, alert state. Dr. Kate Truitt shares two simple but effective techniques to help kids cope with stress and stay regulated.

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Avoiding the “What Do I Treat First?” Trap

Treating emotional disorders more effectively with the Unified Protocol

Shannon Sauer-Zavala, PhD

Real clients don’t fit into simple diagnostic categories. And when clients come in with multiple issues, it can be difficult to know where to begin. But in this overview of the Unified Protocol, Dr. Shannon Sauer-Zavala shares how one approach can get to the heart of suffering.

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