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19 Best Books of 2019

These top selling titles are highly purchased and praised by your colleagues and even some clients

PESI Team

2019 was a year of great growth in awareness and social acceptance towards mental health. These 19 titles are our most popular and highly praised resources with professionals and lay-people alike.

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Working with Traumatized Children

Watch this short video featuring Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D.

Is it possible to help the minds and brains of brutalized children and redraw their inner maps and in corporate a sense of trust and confidence in the future? Watch this short video to find out…

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H.A.L.T. a mindful check in

Mind-body practices to help you and your clients regulate mind, body, emotions, and impulses.

Christopher Willard, Psy.D.

Just like a shaken jar of glitter, our thoughts can make it hard to think and see clearly.

Watch Dr. Chris Willard practice the H.A.L.T. mindful check-in to relax the mind and body – and glitter... so we can stay attuned to our thoughts and behaviors.

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PESI Book Club: December 2019

How to grow your gratitude this holiday season.

PESI Team

This month's suggested reads include four books to help your clients be aware of and thankful for the positive habits and practices they experience. Plus, there's a FREE worksheet...

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Five lifestyle factors that can help clients make progress faster

How the acronym “SEEDS” can improve emotional stability, cognitive function, and resilience.

John Arden, Ph.D., PESI Team

Are you missing the big picture? Learn how five simple lifestyle changes can help treat trauma, anxiety, and depression.

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Are You Missing Your Client's Signals?

3 ways to increase your sensitivity to nonverbal shifts.

Psychotherapy Networker

By Steve Andreas - Getting immediate, nonverbal feedback from clients is essential to knowing how they’re responding in a session, and in maintaining the therapeutic relationship, which research shows is essential for successful therapy. Here are three strategies to increase your sensitivity to nonverbal shifts.

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3 Concerning Messages about the Netflix series, Insatiable

Plus, 3 Tips to talk to your clients about the new series.

Judith Matz, LCSW

There's been an outcry against the new Netflix series, Insatiable. Judith Matz a clinical social worker and author shares 3 concerning messages the series sends and tips to address these issues with your clients.

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Calm Your Mind

FREE Video & Infographic

Christopher Willard, Psy.D.

When your clients are agitated or distracted, use this simple CALM whole-body method to help them regulate their mind and body, so they can focus on the work necessary for healing.

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The Problem With Diet Culture

Free CE: What every therapist, health professional, educator, and parent needs to know.

Judith Matz, LCSW

Therapists should not only be aware of their potential prejudices toward higher-weight clients, but should commit themselves to challenge those attitudes as well.

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Developing Body Awareness

The Circle Exercise

Christopher Willard, Psy.D.

The Circle Exercise is a great tool to use when you need a little bit of movement to wake up the mind and body and clear the head. It can be used with all ages, both individually or in a group.

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