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Slumber Smoothie Recipe

Get your therapeutic goals back on track with this FREE Recipe

Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC

Leslie Korn – When our clients aren’t sleeping well at night, it can slow or even halt the therapeutic progress. But there are safe natural and holistic approaches we can use with our clients to help get our goals back on track.Help your clients sleep throughout the night with the Cherry Smoothie Slumber recipe.

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The Silly Walk: A Mindfulness Practice for Youth and Teens

Use this exercise with your youth to help them regulate their silliness in a constructive and appropriate way.

Christopher Willard, Psy.D.

Kids don't have an on/off switch... especially those with executive function difficulties, who struggle to regulate their attention, emotions and behaviors.

Watch Dr. Christopher Willard demonstrate a fun mindfulness practice that will help kids identify and activate their different zones of regulation.

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Understanding and Integrating Ritual in your Practice

3 FREE Multicultural Worksheets

Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC

Leslie Korn – Whether cultural rituals are therapeutic or harmful depends on the individual, the setting, and their purpose. It’s important to have a solid understanding of cultural rituals so we can effectively integrate their healing ability in our practices. And the best place to start is by considering our own relationship to rituals.

Download these 3 multicultural worksheets to take the first step toward multicultural awareness and competency in your practice.

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Build Rapport & Cultural Competency

FREE Multicultural Worksheet for Clinicians

Lambers Fisher, MS, LMFT, MDIV

By Lambers Fisher – When you have a clear understanding of how your own cultural identity and experiences have shaped your beliefs, you can begin to explore the ways you may be effectively or ineffectively treating your clients.

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Creating Teachable Moments to Teach Social Skills

The 6 stages of social play. Plus, 5 areas of social and emotional competence.

Janine Halloran, LMHC

When we see kids who struggle with social skills, it’s hard to watch. We want to supportthem and teach them socially acceptable ways of interacting. And we can achieve this through PLAY.

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6 Step IFS Process to Jumpstart Healing

Plus a FREE IFS worksheet!

Frank G. Anderson, M.D.

Frank Anderson - Use this simple exercise from the evidence-based Internal Family Systems model to help your clients understand and work with their internal parts — so they can begin the deep healing process that traumatic wounds require.

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Straight Talk: Understanding Antidepressant Selection Medications for Depression

What’s important when Initiating Antidepressant Selection

Joseph F. Wegmann, R.Ph., LCSW

By Joseph Wegmann  With medication management playing an increasingly pivotal role in the treatment of mental health disorders, the challenges faced by clinicians are increasing.

It's more critical than ever for mental health professionals to understand how to effectively collaborate with practioners prescribing medication. Here's what you need to know...

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Look on the Bright Side

FREE Optimism Worksheet

Jonah Paquette, Psy.D.

Cultivating optimism impacts our brain. To better regulate our emotions and decrease our anxiety, download a FREE Optimism Worksheet from the Happiness Toolbox.

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Why Are Narcissists So Hard to Treat?

How and When to Push Back

WENDY T. BEHARY, MSW, LCSW

Narcissists are notoriously difficult clients. The key to working with them is being direct about the roiling emotions they trigger in us, and remembering that their self-aggrandizement almost always covers up painful longings for true connection, intimacy, and a sense that they’re "good enough."

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Everyday Mindfulness

FREE Mindfulness Worksheet

Jonah Paquette, Psy.D.

Regions of our brain pertaining to memory, learning, and emotion regulation have all been linked to the practice of mindfulness. Practice Mindfulness with your clients using this FREE Everyday Mindfulness Worksheet for the Happiness Toolbox.

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