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The Mind-Body Connection: Couples, Sex, and Somatic Therapy

Free book excerpt!

Deborah Fox, MSW

Download a chapter from Integrative Sex and Couples Therapy: A Therapist's Guide to New and Innovative Approaches written by Deborah Fox and edited by Tammy Nelson.

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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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What Hookup Culture Means for the Future of Millennial Love

Alexandra Solomon on the Emotional Toll of Hypersexualized Dating

Alexandra Solomon, Ph.D.

Even though young adults seem to be craving some safety to balance their adventure, hookup culture continues to thrive, as much as many therapists would love to see young adults create something more fulfilling than ambiguous, drunken, unsatisfying sex. Whatever changes lie ahead in our cultural rituals for coming-of-age relationally, we’ll be seeing in our therapy practices the emotional legacy of hookup culture, in all its rawness and frantic incoherence, for many years to come.

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14 Products to Spread the Love

Be Your Best Self, To Be the Best Partner

PESI Team

This month focus on loving yourself to better love those around you. These 14 titles rooted in Self-Compassion, Gratitude and Deep Conversation will help grow your heart to spread your love beyond yourself.

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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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How Couples Stay in Love For a Lifetime

Plus earn FREE CE...

PESI Team

You’ll gain powerful knowledge and strategies you can use to guide your couples in building great relationships that are filled with life-long committed love and affection — plus you’ll earn 1 Free CE hour!

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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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9 Ways to Celebrate Romance Awareness Month

[FREE Download] 125 Sexuality Conversation Starters

PESI Team

It's Romance Awareness Month, here are 9 ways to celebrate.

Plus, get Esther Perel's 125 Questions to initiate Conversations about Sexuality to help your clients discover the path to a wonderful intimate connection!

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The Myth of Sex Addiction, Common Mistakes, and More

VIDEO: Joe Kort on Doing Your Best Work with LGBTQ Clients

Joe Kort, Ph.D., LMSW

Is the sex addiction model doing more harm than good? What's the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity? And what are the most common mistakes therapists make when working with LGBTQ clients, and how can you avoid them? Sex therapist Joe Kort answers these questions and more.

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