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Getting Unstuck from Anxiety

Introducing Richard Sears’s newest book: ACT with Anxiety

Richard Sears, PSYD, PHD, MBA, ABPP

Richard Sears teaches you how to create a meaningful and fulfilling life despite the anxiety you may have in his latest book ACT with Anxiety.

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Coping Ahead of Anxiety with Stair-Step Breathing

Joanne Spence, MA, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

PESI author Joanne Spence highlights the value of practicing breathwork before anxiety or panic sets in.

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The Effect of Feeling: Pleasant and Unpleasant

Elana Rosenbaum, MS, MSW, LICSW, reveals a simple technique for reducing anxiety

Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW

Elana Rosenbaum, MS, MSW, LICSW, reveals a simple technique that helps clients transform thoughts and feelings to reduce anxiety.

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Why Psychotherapy Succeeds or Fails—I Believe I Found the Answer. David D. Burns, MD

This is an excerpt from Feeling Great by David D. Burns, MD

David D. Burns, M.D.

Here's Dr. David Burns on how you can eliminate resistance and improve treatment outcomes.

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10 Things Your Clients Can Do Right Now to Help with Grief

David Kessler reveals small steps clients can take to lessen their suffering.

David Kessler

Discover 10 small, simple things grieving clients can do right now to get “unstuck” from the suffering of loss.

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What Causes Depression and Anxiety? A Controversial Question.

This is an excerpt from Feeling Great by David D. Burns, MD

David D. Burns, M.D.

Stop feeling depressed, unhappy or anxious. You can CHANGE the way you FEEL!

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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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Art & Science of Psychopharmacology

Helping clients get and stay well

Susan Marie, Ph.D., CARN-AP

Susan Marie has created The Art and Science of Psychopharmacology and it is filled with practical and adaptable strategies, client-friendly language, and the most up-to-date information about the medications being used to manage: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and insomnia.Learn more about the resource that guides you through the various medications for each of these diagnoses and how to form essential conversations around your client’s prescription.

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Janina Fisher on Telehealth Treatment of Addictive Behavior

FREE CE. Develop a toolkit for helping clients with addictive behavior virtually.

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Understanding why it feels safer for clients to abuse drugs and alcohol, to act out sexually, or to binge/purge food, is key to enhancing your work with addictions recovery. That's why Janina Fisher is offering you this FREE CE video.

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Working with Eating Concerns in the Time of Corona

How therapists can help clients avoid self-judgment at this time.

Judith Matz, LCSW

The current crisis is triggering many clients with eating and weight issues, due to the combination of increased stress, disrupted shopping and eating habits, and the increased cultural focus on food. Judith Matz, a therapist and author specialising in disordered eating, suggests how therapists can help clients avoid self-judgment at this time, and move towards making the choices that best support their physical and emotional wellbeing.

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