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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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Understanding Clients Through the Lens of Attachment

Free therapeutic tool to discover your clients' attachment history

Terry Levy, PhD, DAPA

By truly understanding your client through the lens of attachment, you'll deepen your awareness of who they really are. Download free worksheets to help you understand your clients at the level needed for lasting change!

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10 Ways to Improve Mood with Food

Integrative strategies to reduce trauma symptomatology

Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC

Dr. Leslie Korn believes that nutritional therapy is the most important missing piece in trauma treatment today. In this blog, she shares 10 lifestyle changes that will help clients improve their mood... and the symptoms of their trauma.

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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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Looking on the Bright Side: Using Optimism to Create Happiness

Help kids practice optimism with a FREE worksheet download

Maureen Healy

Kids will inevitably be faced with challenging moments. Help them harness the power of an optimistic mindset with free resources from PESI author Maureen Healy.

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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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Top 10 Titles for International Happiness Day

PESI Team

To celebrate International Day of Happiness, PESI Publishing has collected 10 resources for clinicians and clients to make life-changing steps towards finding happiness.

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Sleep & Mental Health

Discover how non-medication interventions can improve treatment outcomes

Catherine Darley, ND

Without addressing your clients' sleep issues, your treatment plans for mental health issues will likely be less effective. Discover the essential questions to ask your clients, as well as the steps you can take to help them achieve a better night's rest.

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5 Tips to Prevent & Minimize the Impact of Bullying

Expert advice from therapists, moms, and children's book authors

Andrea Dorn, MSW, LISW-CP, Christina Furnival, MA, LPCC

PESI authors Christina Furnival and Andrea Dorn share their five strategies to help children develop social-emotional skills, recognize unhealthy friendships, and set boundaries with their peers.

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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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