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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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Helping Clients Understand the Traumatized Brain

Learn From An Expert And Earn Free CE

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

The brain is a complex organ that can be difficult to explain in a way for clients to understand. Learn from renowned trauma expert Janina Fisher how to help trauma survivors better understand their brain function…and better facilitate the healing process.

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Harness Your Brain Destiny

How to maximize your brain's health

Sherrie All, PhD

Promising research is showing us there may be methods to alleviate the risk of early onset Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia! Learn Dr. Sherrie All’s three simple steps for maximum brain investment.

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Understanding the Five Core Skills of Mindfulness

How to change your brain and build a solid foundation for transformative growth

Terry Fralich, LCPC

Terry Fralich, LCPC, shares five core skills of mindfulness and how to best practice them.

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The Gottmans on Mastering the Brain’s 7 Pathways to Emotional Connection

What Successful Couples Are Doing Right

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

John and Julie Gottman explain what research has revealed about the crucial role the brain’s seven different command systems can play in enhancing the quality of couples’ emotional connection.

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This Is Your Brain On Trauma

Plus a FREE Worksheet on Integrating Brain Change Approaches

Jennifer Sweeton, PSY.D., M.S., M.A.

What’s really happening in someone’s brain when they experience trauma? And how can you help?

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Rewire the Anxious Brain

Don't approach treatment with one hand tied behind your back!

Catherine Pittman, PH.D., HSPP

Anxiety disorders are some of the most common difficulties we deal with as therapist, but most of us are approaching treatment with one hand tied behind our back.

That's why Catherine Pittman, PH.D., HSPP created this FREE worksheet Identifying Anxiety-Igniting Thoughts to help your clients find relief faster.

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Suicide Risk Assessment: A must for clients reporting TBI and Depression

Meagan Houston, Ph.D., SAP

Former Detroit Lions quarterback, Erik Kramer, attempted suicide by way of gunshot wound to the head. PESI speaker Meagan Houston, Ph.D., SAP, discusses how traumatic brain injury and major depressive disorder are connected and the importance of conducting a suicide risk assessment with a patient who reports a mild or severe form of TBI.

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Lizard Brain: How it impacts EVERY trauma treatment plan

...and what you can do about it

Robert Rhoton, PsyD, LPC, D.A.A.E.T.S.

When a child with behavior challenges enters our office, we instantly go into teach mode to tell them how to change their behaviors. Why? Because we don't know what else to do.

But the child's behavior doesn't improve. It's not because they're willful, or bad, or even because they don't care. It's because the lasting impacts of trauma have the children in your practice stuck in "lizard brain." In this short video, I explain why lizard brain impacts every trauma treatment plan you create...

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Fifth Annual Joining Forces Wellness Week Highlights Health Care Needs of Veterans, Military Service Members and Their Families

PESI

Joining Forces Wellness Week takes place Nov. 7-11. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), in collaboration with the White House Joining Forces staff and the Center for Deployment Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, will show a free webinar series on the health and wellness of military service members and veterans. Professionals will earn one free hour of CE credit for each webinar they attend.

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