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Here at PESI, our mission is to provide professionals like you with FREE practical and valuable tools, strategies, and resources to assist with the great work you do. Find expert tips, helpful worksheets, demonstration videos, CE, news, and more here. Happy learning!
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CBT Tools for Helping Kids Overcome Adverse Experiences

Free exercise to empower kids into resilience and growth

PESI Team

A great activity to use with kids and adolescents to help them develop their ability to be resilient and overcome adverse experiences is this FREE Cognitive Behavioral Triangle exercise.

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Using CBT to Treat Substance Use Disorders

Paul Brasler offers up free CBT-based worksheets for working with clients with substance use disorders.

Paul Brasler, MA, MSW, LCSW

Paul Brasler offers up free CBT-based worksheets for working with clients with substance use disorders.

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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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