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3 Things Therapists Need to Assess Before Providing an ESA Letter

Learn what assessments you need to perform with this quick video

Diana Sebzda, LPC, FT

What do you need to know before writing your client a recommendation for an emotional support animal? Diana Sebzda, LPC explains the considerations and challenges that clinicians face when assessing a client and their animal.

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Waking Up The “Thinking Brain”

Expert Advice + Free CE

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

When exposed to a trigger, a trauma victim’s prefrontal cortex often “goes offline,” leaving an unchecked fear response free to take over. Learn from Dr. Janina Fisher how to help clients reactivate their prefrontal cortex and better work through their trauma.

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Introduction to The Family Therapy Workbook

Exploring a Resource to Assist All Families

Kathleen Mates-Youngman, MFT, RYT200

Author Kathleen Mates-Youngman takes you through her newest book, The Family Therapy Workbook, sharing her intention to help create a closer and healthier family system for all.

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Tele-Play Therapy During a Pandemic

Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S

Ethically and effectively continue your play therapy work with TELEPLAY. Join renowned play therapy expert, supervisor, and author, Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S as she shares her most valuable resources.

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The IFS 6Fs: Simple Steps to Helping Protective Parts Differentiate from the Self

Dr. Frank Anderson, lead trainer at the IFS Institute, shares a simple process that helps your clients gain clarity so they can begin the healing process

Frank G. Anderson, M.D.

Help your clients gain clarity so they can begin the healing process with this simple 6-step process from Dr. Frank Anderson, lead trainer at the IFS Institute.

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10 Body Positive Affirmations for the New Year

Judith Matz, LCSW

Here are 10 Body Positive affirmations to help clients heal body shame & cultivate body positivity.

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Lead clients stuck in cycles of anxiety, fear, distress, and loneliness back to safety so they can start to heal

Polyvagal Theory clinical application expert Deb Dana reveals how to help clients feel safe enough to begin healing and make lasting, positive changes.

DEB DANA, LCSW

Discover a simple tool that helps clients feel safe so they can start the healing process and make lasting changes.

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How Post-Traumatic Symptoms Reflect Our Trauma History

When Our Nervous System Adapts to Threat in the Absence of Danger

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Individuals who have been exposed to chronic and repeated trauma often have a nervous system still mobilized for danger, evoking trauma responses of fear, fight, or flight long after the threat has passed.

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Desperate Efforts to Regulate a Traumatized Nervous System

Understanding the Vicious Circle of Addictive and Self-Destructive Behavior

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Confused and frightened by intense feelings and physical responses—and tormented by their negative thoughts—many trauma survivors feel desperate for relief. Drugs, alcohol, self-harm, and many other compulsive behaviors provide brief periods of respite, but unfortunately, the relief is short-lived. As the body develops tolerance for these addictive or self-destructive impulses, they eventually become worse than the trauma symptoms themselves.

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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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