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Coping with ADHD & Heightened Emotions

Free printable exercise to use with adolescent & adult clients

Melissa Springstead Cahill, Psy.D.

People with ADHD feel both positive and negative emotions more intensely and frequently, and often for longer periods of time. With this exercise, clients can learn to respond to emotions mindfully, allowing them to better handle difficult situations.

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An Antidote to Burnout: Getting Clients Past Toxic Productivity

Discover three interventions to help clients identify and overcome burnout

Israa Nasir, MHC

Clients who struggle with toxic productivity often feel as though nothing they do is enough, setting the stage for burnout. PESI author Israa Nasir, MHC, shares three proven interventions therapists can use to help clients slow down, practice self-compassion, and develop a more positive relationship with their workload.

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Social Media & Anxious Teens: Helping Young Clients Evaluate Their Time Spent Online

Free worksheet download to use with teens

Lawrence Shapiro, PhD, Angela Doel, MS

Lawrence Shapiro, PhD, and Angela Doel, MS, provide a free worksheet to help teen clients with social anxiety discover the advantages and disadvantages of their own social media time.

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15 Books to Heal from Trauma & Cultivate Resiliency

Top clinical resources to honor Trauma Awareness Month

PESI Team

In honor of Trauma Awareness Month, PESI is proud to provide clients and clinicians with 15 titles to lead those who suffer from trauma toward healing.

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Ask a Therapist: My Child Is Showing Signs of Anxiety

Discover a 2-step plan to empower anxious kids

Christina Furnival, MA, LPCC

Mother, therapist, and children’s book author Christina Furnival, MS, LPCC, provides a two-step plan for when our little ones begin to feel stress, anxiety, and fears about the world around them.

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Enhancing Self-Regulation Through Play Therapy

Free trauma-informed play therapy demonstration & worksheets

Paris Goodyear-Brown, MSSW, LCSW, RPT-S

Many children with big behaviors need help learning how to regulate themselves more quickly or more effectively. PESI author Paris Goodyear-Brown provides a simple sensory-soothing activity that can be particularly helpful for children who struggle to close their eyes and relax.

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Rethink, Reassess, Relabel: How to Use Reframing to Appreciate the Moment

Free reframing exercise to help kids harness the power of happiness!

Reframing is a useful skill that can turn tricky and frustrating situations into something more positive. Maureen Healy provides free resources for kids to practice finding a silver lining.

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10 Books to Celebrate Educators During Teacher Appreciation Week

Celebrate the teachers in your life by giving them books they will enjoy both inside and outside the classroom.

PESI Team

Join PESI Publishing in celebrating educators with this list of 10 books that teachers are sure to enjoy both inside and outside the classroom.

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Helping Kids Face Fear and Anxiety Head-On

Age-appropriate worksheets to help kids develop coping strategies & build resilience

Help educate children about anxiety, empowering them with awareness while opening the conversation to help normalize their experience with these age-specific worksheets from PESI author Christina Furnival, MS, LPCC!

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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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