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Understanding the Four Phases of Integrated Attachment Family Therapy (IAFT)

Dafna Lender, LCSW

Integrated Attachment Family Therapy (IAFT) offers a powerful mental health intervention that can help families to heal. IAFT expert Dafna Lender walks you through the IAFT phases, providing therapeutic insight and free worksheets to help families achieve meaningful and lasting change.


Help Parents Connect and Redirect with their Child During Tough Moments

Free worksheets from The Whole-Brain Child Workbook

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Connecting with children during difficult moments helps them feel that that they're being heard and their feelings are not being invalidated. Use these free worksheets to learn about the Connect and Redirect strategy from bestselling authors Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson.


Help Clients Discover What’s Bringing Them to Therapy with This Exercise

Free worksheet from Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: The Workbook

Lori Gottlieb, MFT

What's bringing your client to the therapy room? Best-selling author Lori Gottlieb reflects on the work clients do in therapy and provides an exercise to help clients unearth what's bringing them to session.


Beyond Fixes or Feelings: Coaching Your Couples to Do Both

Elizabeth Earnshaw, LMFT, CGT

Relationship expert Elizabeth Earnshaw guides you through the roles of the "Emotion Coach" and the "Solution Coach" — one values empathy, fostering understanding of emotions for relationship growth, while the other prioritizes problem-solving. By embracing these differences, couples can navigate conflicts more effectively.


Recognizing and Working with Client Dysregulation: Quick Tips for Therapists

Annie Chen, LMFT

As a therapist, it's crucial for you to be aware of your clients' autonomic states at any given moment during session. Annie Chen, LMFT, shares a tool designed to simplify the complexity of our nervous system’s responses, providing clients and therapists with a clear roadmap for understanding dysregulation.


FREE CE Seminar: Preventing and Treating Disease with Diet

Healthy eating underpins almost every dimension of well-being. In this free webinar, Dr. Michael Greger offers a glimpse into the forefront of research delving into how diet might intervene to prevent, halt, or even reverse the primary causes of mortality and impairment.


Get to Know a Face of PESI - Lindsay Gibson, PsyD

Get to know Lindsay Gibson,PsyD, Amazon #1 Best Selling Author of Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting or Self-Involved Parents.


Weight, Food, and Shame in the Age of Ozempic

Treating clients who are considering weight loss drugs involves understanding their lived experiences with food and weight, counteracting stigma, and acknowledging the failures of diet culture. Informed consent and compassion are vital in navigating this complex issue.


Demystifying Dysregulation: Navigating Your Autonomic States

Annie Chen, LMFT

Recognizing the autonomic nervous system (ANS) states enhances emotional intelligence, improves relationships, and helps manage stress effectively. Annie Chen, LMFT, shares how to tune into your autonomic states, reset your body to calm, improve communication, and rediscover yourself.


Understanding Grief and Expanding Beyond Kübler-Ross

Free infographic to educate your clients on the various stages of grief

Grief is a common human experience, and many individuals seek therapy to cope with the loss of a loved one or another significant life change. This printable resource will help your clients understand the various stages of grief, no matter what kind of loss they’ve suffered.


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