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How to Develop a Safety Plan with Suicidal Clients

A Process of Inquiry That Promotes Empathic Connection

Psychotherapy Networker

Effective suicide assessments are built on a foundation of empathic connection. When clients feel heard, understood, and respected, they’re likelier to let down their guard and explore sensitive topics.

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The Many Dimensions of Gender Identity

FREE LGBTQ+ Youth worksheets.

Lee-Anne Gray, Psy.D.

Sexual orientation is so much more than being gay, straight or bisexual. We now know gender identity is a spectrum beyond the binary of male and female, therefore, sexuality takes on many dimensions too.

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All Parts are Welcome

Download This FREE Resource Today!

Frank G. Anderson, M.D.

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) provides a revolutionary treatment plan for PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders and more. Using a non-pathologizing, accelerated approach — rooted in neuroscience — IFS applies inner resources and self-compassion for healing emotional wounding at its core. Plus check out this FREE resource!

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Race to Right Here Right Now

Mindfulness as a key to lasting happiness

Gina Biegel, MA, LMFT

Practice mindfulness — download three favorite (and FREE) mindfulness techniques developed especially for teens.

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Meeting Teen Clients Where They Are

Here's What They Respond To

Psychotherapy Networker

Most of us were never trained to talk to adolescents, and they often find most standard; shrink-wrapped attempts to "engage" them infuriating. Here's what they respond to best.

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5 Things Seasoned Therapists Wish They'd Known

... And the One Question You Should Always Ask Your Clients...

Chris Lyford

We asked some seasoned therapists to pass on the lessons they wish someone had told them when they were first starting out, and here are the results!

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Calm & Alert

Yoga and mindfulness practices to teach self-regulation and social skills to children.

Helene McGlauflin, MEd, LCPC, KYT

Calm and Alert is an innovative approach to teaching self-regulation and social skills to children by utilizing their bodies, minds, and breath through yoga and mindfulness practices. Get started with three basic practices available for FREE here.

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Use Your Pause Button: Stop, Drop, and Breathe

A Self-Regulation Strategy for Parents

Laura Markham, PhD

If you want to experience a happier family life, with a lot less drama and a lot more love, then check out this FREE Exercise and Worksheet.

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Free Yourself from Feeling Boxed in By Anger

Free strategy from the Letting Go of Anger Card Deck

Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D.

The following, easy to visualize, empowering metaphor can quickly help clients free themselves from feeling trapped in by anger.

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The Problem With Diet Culture

Free CE: What every therapist, health professional, educator, and parent needs to know.

Judith Matz, LCSW

Therapists should not only be aware of their potential prejudices toward higher-weight clients, but should commit themselves to challenge those attitudes as well.

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