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8 Must-Have Play Therapy Books for Therapists Who Work with Young Clients

These books will change up your sessions with your young clients


Play therapy is a beneficial method for working with young clients in and out of the therapy office, and PESI has the books to get you started or inspire new ideas for play therapy sessions!


Help Clients Improve Mood with Food

Free infographic to educate clients on how food can affect your physical, mental, and emotional being

Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC

Leslie Korn, PhD, shares 10 things you can do to help improve mood (and overall health) with food, so your clients can learn and cater to their body's needs.


EMDR for Kids: How to Playfully Integrate Into Your Practice

Free EMDR worksheets for kids

When Christine Mark-Griffin, LCSW, began working with young kids, she quickly realized that traditional therapy was often not enough to fully unravel the trauma and pain these little ones were carrying, so she set out to create EMDR resources to help.


Sigh Breath Exercise and Havening Touch for Trauma Treatment

A simple modified CPR (Creating Personal Resiliency) for the amygdala

Kate Truitt, PhD, MBA

Dr. Kate Truitt shares a highly effective and easy-to-use strategy that will transform your approach to trauma treatment.


Leslie's Avocado Chocolate Moodshake Recipe

A recipe to help boost your energy and mood

Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC

The combination of avocado, coconut, and chocolate makes for a refreshing afternoon drink if your energy and mood start to drop.


Help Your Clients Discover Their Personality Style

Free CBT-based Worksheets

Leslie Sokol, Ph.D., Marci Fox, Ph.D.

A good therapist must get to know their clients, but it’s just as important for the client to learn about themselves in the process as well! Leslie Sokol and Marci Fox provide free worksheets to help your clients learn more about their own personality styles.


Boundary Setting During the Holidays

Give yourself and your clients the gift of stress-free gatherings this holiday season.

Amanda White, LPC

Amanda White, LPC, answers all your questions about how to create and assert healthy boundaries, how to avoid situations that test your boundaries, and which coping strategies you can use to make family and social gatherings more comfortable.


Helping Clients Cope with Grief After Death by Suicide

David Kessler shares tools and strategies to help clients cope with sudden loss and the stigma that comes with death by suicide

David Kessler

Losing a loved one to suicide leaves survivors with overwhelming feelings of guilt and shame, as well as little support. Grief expert David Kessler reveals tools and strategies to cope and heal after losing a loved one to suicide and how to remove the stigma that comes with it.


Helping Teens Cope with Grief After Death by Suicide

Ask a Therapist with David Kessler, one of the world’s foremost experts on healing and loss.

David Kessler

When the unthinkable happens, it's tough to find the words to help teens understand they are not to blame. David Kessler offers up advice on what to say and how to help teens cope with the grief of death by suicide in the school setting.


6 Simple Rules to Live By for Brain-Gut Connection

Fight systemic inflammation with these simple rules from Dr. Kristina Campione

Kristina Campione, DC, MS

Dr. Kristina Campione, DC, MS, shares six simple rules to live by that you can share with your clients to implement an anti-inflamatory diet.


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