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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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Avoiding the “What Do I Treat First?” Trap

Treating emotional disorders more effectively with the Unified Protocol

Shannon Sauer-Zavala, PhD

Real clients don’t fit into simple diagnostic categories. And when clients come in with multiple issues, it can be difficult to know where to begin. But in this overview of the Unified Protocol, Dr. Shannon Sauer-Zavala shares how one approach can get to the heart of suffering.

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Making the Most Informed Choice: The SODAS Problem-Solving Model

Free exercise to aid young clients in decision making

David Pratt, PhD, MSW

Help young clients make healthy choices with this simple problem-solving paradigm! PESI author David Pratt presents a step-by-step way to identify options, consider advantages and disadvantages, and select a course of action.

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Being Mindful with the 5 Senses

Free exercise to reduce anxiety and engage with the present moment!

Lawrence Shapiro, PhD

How can people with generalized anxiety disorder live in the present? Lawrence E. Shapiro, PhD, encourages mindfulness with the use of our senses—something we can use anytime, anywhere.

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Emotional Wellness Month

Celebrate Emotional Wellness Month with These Resources

Help your patients, yourself, or loved one’s progress towards stress reduction, self-care, and maintaining inner strength

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How to Break Free from Anxiety, Rumination, and Worry

Watch Dr. Gillihan Demonstrate This Simple Breathing Exercise

Seth J. Gillihan, PhD

Watch Dr. Gillihan walk step-by-step through the simple, effective “3-Part Breathing” exercise.

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Action Precedes Motivation: Why Clients Shouldn’t “Wait Until They Feel Better” To Make A Change

VIDEO: How To Help Clients Who Can’t Get Moving

Leslie Sokol, Ph.D.

Dr. Leslie Sokol shares how to help clients struggling with depression get up and moving again.

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Are you practicing CBT to the best of your ability?

Discover tools and assessments to help determine if your CBT practice is “drifting”

John Ludgate, Ph.D.

John Ludgate, Ph.D. shares his Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale to help therapists check-in on their own implementation of CBT and set goals for themselves for upcoming sessions.

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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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21 Daily Practices to Improve Your Relationship

Use the science of mindfulness and CBT to strengthen your bond.

Seth J. Gillihan, PhD

Nothing has a bigger influence on our well-being than the quality of our closest connections. In this blog, Seth Gillihan PhD, offers 21 ways to build stronger and closer relationships. Plus, he's giving away his FREE Worksheet: 10 Ways to Manage Stress and Anxiety Every Day.

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