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C.C. Sabathia and You: Help your clients assess their drinking privately

Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LCAS, LPC • 10/7/2015 • 3 Comments

Yankees pitching sensation C.C. Sabathia has announced that he will miss the post-season this year to get treatment for a drinking problem. People who know him are saying they didn't realize he had a drinking problem. Are we also missing signs in the people we serve?

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3 Tips to Improve Social Anxiety in Young Children

Lynne Kenney, Psy.D. • 10/2/2015 • 1 Comment

Social anxiety in children can be rather disruptive for a family, therefore having a few cognitive-behavioral activities and resources to quickly offer a family can be of great help to a clinician or school psychologist. Here are three ideas, based in cognitive science, written as a handout for parents, so you can simply print it, discuss it and then provide more individualized strategies as well.

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A Dose of Your Own Medicine: Why Clinicians Need to Practice Mindfulness

PESIinc • 9/23/2015 • 2 Comments

As a therapist, you’re likely well versed in mindfulness-based therapies. You’ve probably even tried a mindfulness-based technique with a client. But when you walk out of the office, and you’ve put your therapist self aside for the evening, have you used mindfulness for your own self-healing?

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You Can Heal Your Heart After Grief: Honoring Infertility and Miscarriage

David Kessler • 9/21/2015 • No Comments

Affirmations are powerful tools, especially when used with mirror work. For women who have experienced infertility or miscarriage, mirror work can begin a path to finding inner peace.

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Duty to Warn: No One Commits a Crime Without Thinking About It First

Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D. • 9/16/2015 • No Comments

When you have a client who begins to get upset and you feel that he or she may act out in session, what do you do?

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Your Patient has Harmed Themselves. Are You Covered?

PESIinc • 9/12/2015 • No Comments

What happens when a patient attempts to sue you? The first thing you can expect is the damage that occurs to your reputation by mere association. There are also potential fees that you may have to pay out of your own pocket, if you’re not covered. Learn more about liability insurance, and decide if it's right for you.

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Joining Through the Truth: Therapeutic Coaching Tests Our Assumptions

Terry Real, LICSW • 9/4/2015 • No Comments

You wouldn't dream of telling your client, "You're being such a witch to your spouse!" But maybe that's just the thing they need to hear...

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Are You Ready for the October 1 Deadline?

PESIinc • 8/28/2015 • 1 Comment

Whether the DSM-5® is a book you love to hate or hate to love, one thing is certain: beginning Oct. 1, 2105 you need to put your feelings for the DSM-5 aside and learn to live with change. Read more for some DSM-5 resources.

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You Can Heal Your Heart After Grief: Honoring Pet Loss

PESIinc • 8/26/2015 • No Comments

Pet loss is grief that is often not talked about. But the grief is real because the love is real. Grief and loss expert David Kessler invites you to take a moment to learn how you can heal your heart after a pet loss.

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Suicide Risk Assessment: A must for clients reporting TBI and Depression

Meagan Houston, Ph.D., SAP • 8/21/2015 • No Comments

Former Detroit Lions quarterback, Erik Kramer, attempted suicide by way of gunshot wound to the head. PESI speaker Meagan Houston, Ph.D., SAP, discusses how traumatic brain injury and major depressive disorder are connected and the importance of conducting a suicide risk assessment with a patient who reports a mild or severe form of TBI.

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