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12 Books for Addressing, Managing, and Overcoming Anxiety


We know anxiety is stressful, intrusive, and even all-consuming. But there are many effective ways to curb these feelings—and PESI’s got the guides (and card decks and flip charts and workbooks) to help you or your clients overcome anxiety!


Help Clients Prepare Their Relationship for the Back-to-School Transition

Tips and tools that your clients can use to navigate this transition

Tracy Dalgleish, CPsych

Whether your kids are young, entering high school or leaving for college, back to school is a chaotic, stressful, and exciting time. Dr. Tracy Dalgleish discusses the challenges of transition periods, why you need to build interdependence, and 3 tips for staying connected.


Top Challenges in Tailoring CBT for Kids—and How to Overcome Them!

Seth J. Gillihan, PhD

Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most common and most effective types of psychotherapy—but it can still be tricky for younger clients. Seth Gillihan, PhD, talks you through how to adapt this popular modality for successful, kid-friendly sessions.


Ask a Therapist: My Child Gets Stuck in Unhelpful Thinking Patterns

Christina Furnival, MA, LPCC

Christina Furnival, MA, LPCC, and author of the Capable Kiddos series, provides a two-step plan for when kids and teens start having unhelpful thoughts about themselves.


Teaching Kids About Healthy Friendships and Boundaries

Free age-specific worksheets on healthy friendships and boundaries

Christina Furnival, MA, LPCC

Christina Furnival, MA, LPCC, and author of The Not-So-Friendly Friend, shares how to help kids handle tough issues with confidence, plus free worksheets and coloring sheets.


Ask The Expert: Q&A with Dr. Frank Sileo, PhD

Free printable worksheets from his new book, The Small and Tall Ball

Frank J. Sileo, PhD

Frank Sileo, licensed psychologist and author of The Small and Tall Ball, shares his most frequently asked questions and suggestions on how to use his book in a classroom setting.


EMDR with Children: Top 3 Challenges You’ll Face & How to Overcome Them

Help young clients cope with their symptoms using EMDR

Christine Mark-Griffin, LCSW

EMDR therapy can be beneficial for children who have experienced trauma or struggling with other mental health issues. Christine Mark-Griffin, LCSW, shares 3 challenges EMDR-trained clinicians might face when working with young clients and how to overcome them.


Creating a Mindfulness-Based Play Therapy Intervention

Free infographic to help you determine the level of mindfulness from play therapy interventions

Tracy Turner-Bumberry, LPC, RPT-S, CAS

Tracy Turner-Bumberry, LPC, helps you determine the level of mindfulness play therapy interventions have when working with young clients.


Using Drawing Interventions in Play Therapy

Free worksheet download to help you and young clients increase mindfulness

Tracy Turner-Bumberry, LPC, RPT-S, CAS

Tracy Turner-Bumberry, LPC, shares the benefits of art-based therapy interventions for young clients and drawing interventions you can download for FREE to use in your next session.


Implementing a Trauma-Informed Affirming Practice for Autistic Clients

Empower your autistic clients with these trauma-informed best practices

Laura K. Sibbald M.A., CCC-SLP

Watch Laura Sibbald, MA, CCC-SLP, ASDCS, CYMHS, share how to support your autistic clients in their ability to make a decision about what to do or what to say in a given scenario and move them toward independence and self-determination.


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