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How To Help Clients Take Care Of Themselves

Four Ways to Help Clients Effectively Manage Unhelpful Emotions

Hannah Smith, MA, LMHC, CGP

Hannah Smith, MA, LMHC, CGP, offers four ways professionals can help clients suffering from anxiety effectively manage unhelpful emotions.

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Campaign to Heal Childhood Trauma

A FREE, 5-city tour explores how ACEs impact development

PESI, Inc.

Don't miss this FREE, five-city, childhood trauma awareness bus tour, ending on Capitol Hill in Washington DC...

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The Rise of Suicide and Trauma in Teens

How "13 Reasons Why" Missed the Mark

Meagan Houston, Ph.D., SAP

Whether you find the show compelling or troublesome, one thing is certain: We need to talk about the rise of teen suicide and trauma in kids and teens. That’s why we created a free, one hour online CE seminar designed for clinicians, educators, and even parents to learn how to talk about suicide and mental health with teens. Read more to get instant access...

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Trauma Survivors and Self-Care

11 Practices to Promote Wellbeing

Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA

How can you help your clients work on increasing acts of self-care? Keeping in mind that self-care can manifest in different ways, consider suggesting these 11 practices as "homework assignments" to promote wellbeing...

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Oppositional Defiance or Faulty Neuroception?

Mona Delahooke, Ph.D.

Over the years I have come to believe that oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is not a label that should be used to describe young children. As a developmental psychologist, I view oppositional defiance as a child’s response to stress. Viewing children’s challenging behaviors on a continuum of stress and stress recovery reveals a whole new way to think about this stigmatizing disorder, as well as a new way to support children, informed by neuroscience.

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