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Making the Most Informed Choice: The SODAS Problem-Solving Model

Free exercise to aid young clients in decision making

David Pratt, PhD, MSW

Help young clients make healthy choices with this simple problem-solving paradigm! PESI author David Pratt presents a step-by-step way to identify options, consider advantages and disadvantages, and select a course of action.

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Ask a Therapist: I Think I’ve Made My Child a Tattletale

How to empower children to utilize age-appropriate problem solving skills

Christina Furnival, MA, LPCC

Mother, therapist, and children’s book author Christina Furnival, MS, LPCC, provides guidance on how to turn a child’s unchecked tattling into autonomous problem-solving.

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Being Mindful with the 5 Senses

Free exercise to reduce anxiety and engage with the present moment!

Lawrence Shapiro, PhD

How can people with generalized anxiety disorder live in the present? Lawrence E. Shapiro, PhD, encourages mindfulness with the use of our senses—something we can use anytime, anywhere.

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Building Resilience with Neuroplasticity, Cognitive Framing, and the Havening Touch

A powerful demonstration with Dr. Kate Truitt

Kate Truitt, PhD, MBA

For clients who struggle to break out of their maladaptive beliefs, the Creating Possibilities Protocol is a powerful exercise that promotes changes.

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How to Grow your Therapy Practice: 4 Tips for Getting Started

therapist.com Team

Knowing how to grow your therapy practice is integral to your success. Use these tips from our partners at therapist.com if you’re not quite sure where to start.

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How to Maintain Therapist-Client Relationship Boundaries in the Age of Telehealth

therapist.com Team

Telehealth has opened up new doors for therapists who wish to hold sessions remotely from their homes. Our partners at therapist.com provide advice on preserving therapist-client relationship boundaries while doing it.

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3 Proven Strategies to Reduce Vulnerability to Panic

Techniques to use in your daily life to prevent future panic attacks

Elena Welsh, PhD

Not only can clinicians help clients develop strategies to cope during a panic attack, but we can also provide them with tools and strategies to make future panic attacks less likely. Elena Welsh, PhD, shares three long-term strategies to reduce vulnerability to panic.

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3 Proven Strategies to Stop Panic in its Tracks

Techniques to use during panic attacks to find relief

Elena Welsh, PhD

During a panic attack, clients are often consumed by their physical and mental symptoms. These simple exercises from Elena Welsh, PhD, help bring the body back to a state of calm and distract the brain from thoughts of panic.

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Introducing the Havening Touch: The Neurobiological Superpower We Hold in Our Hands

Discover a way to create new pathways to sustainable change in your clients' lives

Kate Truitt, PhD, MBA

The havening touch is an evidence-based tool that works to shift the way the brain is functioning, decreasing feelings of stress and increasing feelings of safety. Discover the science behind this simple but revolutionary technique!

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Top 10 Titles for Black History Month and Beyond

Clinical resources to promote cultural competency

PESI Team

To celebrate Black History Month’s 2022 theme, Black Health and Wellness, PESI Publishing has curated 10 resources for mental health professionals to better support their Black clients.

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