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Going Virtual with Couples

From Skeptic to Believer, an article published in the Psychotherapy Netwoker Magazine, November/December 2020 issue.

Psychotherapy Networker, Sue Johnson, Ed.D.

Online couples therapy can be tough, especially with a high-stakes case. The developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy dives into the deep end with a couple living in the Arctic

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Help Clients Overcome Resistance to Forgiveness so They can Heal after Trauma

Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD, provides a simple 5-stages model to debunk forgiveness myths and help your clients start their healing journey.

Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD

There can be a lot of initial resistance to forgiveness after trauma because of these common false beliefs about what forgiveness means. Help clients move past these myths so they forgive and heal.

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Putting Group Therapy Tips and Tools into Practice

Unboxing Judy Belmont’s Latest Card Deck

Judith Belmont, MS, NCC, LPC

[Vlog] Judy Belmont shares her new therapeutic resource, The Group Therapy Card Deck: 99 CBT, DBT, ACT, and Positive Psychology Tips and Tools and gives step-by-step directions on how to use these cards in group therapy. Plus 5 free downloadable cards!

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The Effect of Feeling: Pleasant and Unpleasant

Elana Rosenbaum, MS, MSW, LICSW, reveals a simple technique for reducing anxiety

Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW

Elana Rosenbaum, MS, MSW, LICSW, reveals a simple technique that helps clients transform thoughts and feelings to reduce anxiety.

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Proven technique helps clients and their partners overcome disconnection

Drs. John and Julie Gottman share what they’ve learned from more than 40 years of research

John M. Gottman, Ph.D., Julie Gottman, Ph.D.

Failed bids to connect is one of the major sources of conflict between people in intimate relationships. Drs. John and Julie Gottman reveal how couples can repair the damage and strengthen the relationship in the aftermath of a failed bid to connect.

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Top 10 ADHD Resources for Clinicians, Parents & Clients for ADHD Awareness Month

Free Worksheets and Free CE Video Included!

PESI Team

October is ADHD Awareness month and PESI Publishing has a wealth of resources that can assist you on your journey in learning how to treat, manage, and overcome this disorder.

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Text-Based Communication in Telemental Health

Knowing and Minimizing the Risks

Joni Gilbertson, MA, NCC, LCPC, LMHC, BC-TMH, CTMH

The sudden rise in the use of technology to provide mental health services has required many clinicians to navigate this new way of providing care. Part of this learning curve involves recognizing how to manage and minimize any associated risks.

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Adapting to a Virtual Care World

New Guidelines and the Benefits of Telemental Health

Joni Gilbertson, MA, NCC, LCPC, LMHC, BC-TMH, CTMH

Telemental health, with its many benefits, has transformed the way we provide patient services. This has resulted in changes to practice guidelines that will inform how we continue to offer virtual treatment in the years to come.

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Wired for Fear

Recognizing Toxic Stress in the Classroom

Jennifer L. Bashant, Ph.D., LMSW, MA

Students who have been exposed to toxic stress are wired for fear: They live in a state of constant nervous system activation that often shows up in the classroom as challenging or disruptive behavior. When you learn to recognize these signs of fight, flight, or freeze, you can respond in a more compassionate and trauma-informed manner.

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Why Psychotherapy Succeeds or Fails—I Believe I Found the Answer. David D. Burns, MD

This is an excerpt from Feeling Great by David D. Burns, MD

David D. Burns, M.D.

Here's Dr. David Burns on how you can eliminate resistance and improve treatment outcomes.

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