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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

PESI Team

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Practicing the Art of Reflective Listening

Dr. Kate Truitt provides a step-by-step strategy (and FREE worksheet!) to teach clients the art of reflective listening

Kate Truitt, PhD, MBA

Our clients may hear other people, but are they really listening? Dr. Kate Truitt provides a step-by-step strategy (and FREE worksheet!) to teach clients the art of truly getting to the bottom of what others are saying—reflective listening.

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CBT Activities for Kids Overcoming Adverse Experiences

FREE CBT worksheets to empower kids into resilience and growth.

PESI Team

A great activity to use with kids and adolescents to help them develop their ability to be resilient and overcome adverse experiences is this FREE Cognitive Behavioral Triangle exercise.

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Cultivating a Mindset that Increases Joy and Gratitude

Strategies from Jonah Paquette, author of Happily Even After

Jonah Paquette, Psy.D.

How can you help clients foster happy, meaningful lives when the world is constantly throwing chaos, challenges, and uncertainty their way? Jonah Paquette, PsyD., author of Happily Even After, shares simple ways to help clients cultivate a mindset that increases joy and helps them navigate life’s most intense obstacles.

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