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Top 10 Titles for Black History Month and Beyond

Clinical resources to promote cultural competency

PESI Team

To celebrate Black History Month’s 2022 theme, Black Health and Wellness, PESI Publishing has curated 10 resources for mental health professionals to better support their Black clients.

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What ‘Encanto’ Can Teach Clinicians About Intergenerational Trauma

Reflections on the popular Disney film & strategies for working with clients

Charissa Pizarro, PsyD, RPT

Dr. Charissa Pizarro reflects on how 'Encanto' captures the experience of many immigrants and refugees, as well as provides strategies for clinicians to begin to address their clients' intergenerational trauma.

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Intro to Diversity in Clinical Practice

A Shame-Free Guide to Reducing Cultural Offenses

Lambers Fisher, MS, LMFT, MDIV

Join Lambers Fisher for a discussion of his debut book, Diversity in Clinical Practice, and an exploration of six reasons for every helping professional to increase their cultural competence.

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Making Ofrenda With Our Clients

Engage clients with culturally inclusive therapeutic arts.

Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC

An ofrenda is a collection of images, objects, and foods that are placed on an altar during the Dia de los Muertos celebration. This exercise will show you how to help a client construct his or her own ofrenda as an opportunity to grieve in a culturally congruent manner and to share this process with you as the therapist.

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If a gay teen told you he was on Grindr, how would you react?

Joe Kort, Ph.D., LMSW

While online dating and hook-up apps are made for adults 18 and older, teenagers (straight and gay) are breaking the rules and joining the fun. For gay teens, apps such as Grindr, Tinder and Scruff have made it easier to find a partner they can relate to and experience those first romantic encounters with.

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