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

Free exercise to aid young clients in decision making

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

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!

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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3 Proven Strategies to Reduce Vulnerability to Panic

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

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

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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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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Turning Hopeless into Hopeful: Using Creative Hopelessness to Help Clients Let Go

A powerful acceptance and commitment therapy strategy for change

Are your clients clinging to coping mechanisms that no longer serve them? ACT expert Richard Sears provides a technique for getting clients to leave behind behaviors that are not working—using their own life experiences!

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Helping Kids Face Obstacles Head-On

Two stress-busting exercises to build coping skills

Kids will face obstacles every day—but it can be a good thing! Psychotherapist and parenting educator Katie Hurley, LCSW, details how we can guide children to tackle any problem, big or small.

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22 Books for a More Peaceful 2022

Top titles on stress management, body image, happiness, and more

PESI Team

Whether you’re looking to support your clients or yourself, here are 22 books to combat stress, promote mindfulness, and find joy in the new year.

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5 Tips for Body Positivity & Anti-Diet Culture

Discover how to help clients reclaim their relationship with food and find joy in eating

Anti-diet experts Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDS, and Judith Matz, LCSW, answer some of their most frequently asked questions about anti-diet culture, emotional eating, body image, fat stigma, and more.

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