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Treating Binge Eating Disorder, Complex Trauma, and Body Shame

Interview with renowned expert Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW

Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW

Binge eating disorder is the most underdiagnosed eating disorders, yet it occurs at very high rates in trauma survivors. In this candid interview, Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW, explores the intersection of eating disorders and trauma, as well as the implications for treatment.

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Understanding Gaslighting

Free infographic to inform clients of signs, techniques, and assertive responses

PESI Team

Gaslighting and other forms of narcissistic abuse are insidious, often going unrecognized as your clients begin to doubt their own thoughts, feelings, and memories... But this free infographic makes it easy to remember signs, techniques, and assertive responses to gaslighting.

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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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EMDR: List of Positive and Negative Cognitions

PESI Team

Through this guide, we highlight why cognitions are important for EMDR therapy, as well as a list of both negative and positive cognitions for patients.

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DBT Skills: What is Emotional Regulation?

PESI Team

This helpful guide focuses on the practice of emotional regulation within DBT therapy and how to apply these learnings to clients.

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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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What Training Does DBT Require?

PESI Team

If you are thinking of training in DBT therapy but unsure of what the practice may require – you can find out everything you need to know in our blog today.

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

Free worksheet download to use with teens

Angela Doel, MS, Lawrence Shapiro, PhD

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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EMDR State-Change Exercises: Tools for Trauma Treatment

Free printable worksheets from an EMDR expert

Megan McQuary, LCSW, CSUD, CCTP, EMDR CIT

Before we begin the work of trauma processing, it’s essential to make sure clients are equipped with skills to handle distress. Help clients build coping skills with these exercises from Megan McQuary, LCSW, ACADC, CCTP-II, EMDR-C.

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EMDR Vs CBT: Which Treatment to Choose

PESI Team

EMDR or CBT: which is the better treatment? Our helpful article details the differences between the two, and which you should choose for your client.

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