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CBT for Couples

FREE worksheet to improve communication, navigate problems, and build strong relationships.

John Ludgate, Ph.D.

John Ludgate, Ph.D., F.A.C.T., shares his powerful, FREE CBT for Couples worksheet. So, if you’re a clinician who works with relationship issues, you’ll want this hands-on, practical tool today.

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How to Talk About Feelings with Kids

Watch the Balloon Metaphor Demonstration

Jennifer Lefebre, PSY.D., RPT-S

We keep holding onto the feelings and eventually we're going to pop. Instead, let's let it out little by little.

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EMDR: Safety and Stabilization

When and with whom do we use EMDR?

Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD

In addition to improved practice outcomes, effective integration of EMDR can lead to the long-term trauma resolution that your clients so desperately desire. But we need to stop and ask: when and with whom do we use EMDR?

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The Importance of Differential Diagnosis

Plus Earn 1 Free CE Hour on DSM-5® Differential Diagnosis for Clients with a History of Trauma

PESI Team, Margaret L. Bloom, Ph.D.

Learn how to make differential diagnoses for clients with a history of trauma and why it matters.

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PESI Book Club: November 2019

Four best-selling titles for your November reading list.

PESI Team

This month's suggested reads include four books to help manage challenging emotions and behaviors.

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Taming the Wild Things

Helping anxious kids and those trying to shield them from feelings of fear, insecurity, uncertainty, or discomfort.

Lynn Lyons, LICSW

Lynn Lyons, LICSW, shares how to override the demanding voice of anxiety.

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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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Get your clients UNSTUCK

Free DBT Opposite to Emotion Worksheet

Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP, DBTC

Lane Pederson – Opposite to Emotion, often referred to in DBT by O2E (oh-2-ee), recognizes that emotions pull us into “mood congruent” behaviors that get us stuck. When mood congruent behaviors strike, O2E is the heavy-hitting answer clients go to… help your clients get UNSTUCK from prolonged and overly intense emotional states with this approach.

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Reconnecting Couples with Solution-Focused Therapy

Solution-Focused Therapy helps clients recognize their internal resources, identify personal strengths and build on what is already working for them.

Elliott Connie, MA, LPC

Elliott Connie — Designed to complement any therapeutic framework, the Solutions Focused Therapy (SFT) approach engages and activates clients to make a change, whether they are new to therapy or have found themselves "stuck" in the therapeutic process.

The SFT approach helps your clients identify, create, and live the kind of life they've been longing for.

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Don’t Struggle with Destructive Behavior in Clients

FREE Video & Behavior Analysis Worksheet

Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP, DBTC

Lane Pederson – International trainer and author shares his FREE Behavior Analysis in a video demonstration and worksheet download to show you how you can engage your clients, how you can help them understand what's behind these behaviors, and more importantly, how you can use this awareness to help them to change.

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