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The Ultimate Guide to Starting and Growing Your Private Practice

Start or expand your business and earn what you’re worth as a therapist.

PESI Team

You deserve the freedom and flexibility to give more time to your life and family. Let us help you build the life you want... one where you control your career and time... one where you’re fulfilled and financially secure. Join us for our FREE Private Practice Business Bootcamp to discover how to handle the business side of therapy so you can reimagine what’s possible as a therapist.

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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Anxiety

Free exercise to teach psychological flexibility

Richard Sears, PSYD, PHD, MBA, ABPP

Clients often end up trapped in patterns of avoiding their anxiety, but what happens when they instead try to meet it in the present moment? PESI author Richard Sears provides an overview of the benefits of psychological flexibility.

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EMDR State-Change Exercises: Tools for Trauma Treatment

Free printable worksheets from an EMDR expert

Megan McQuary, LCSW, CSUD, CCTP, EMDR CIT

Before we begin the work of trauma processing, it’s essential to make sure clients are equipped with skills to handle distress. Help clients build coping skills with these exercises from Megan McQuary, LCSW, ACADC, CCTP-II, EMDR-C.

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Preventing Teen Suicide: Crisis Safety Planning with Young Clients

Life-saving strategies & free CE

Tony Sheppard, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA

The rate of suicide in young people is on the rise. Get the strategies you need to save lives with this free CE seminar led by Tony Sheppard, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA.

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Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy to Build a Life Worth Living

Free exercise to help clients define their goals & ambitions

Katelyn Baxter-Musser, LCSW, CDBT

The primary goals of DBT are to help clients identify alife worth living and guide them towards changes that’llhelp them reach their goals. With this practical and printable tool from Katelyn Baxter-Musser, LCSW, CDBT, it's easy to work together to establish your clients' goals.

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10 Books to Celebrate Educators During Teacher Appreciation Week

Celebrate the teachers in your life by giving them books they will enjoy both inside and outside the classroom.

PESI Team

Join PESI Publishing in celebrating educators with this list of 10 books that teachers are sure to enjoy both inside and outside the classroom.

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Understanding Clients Through the Lens of Attachment

Free therapeutic tool to discover your clients' attachment history

Terry Levy, PhD, DAPA

By truly understanding your client through the lens of attachment, you'll deepen your awareness of who they really are. Download free worksheets to help you understand your clients at the level needed for lasting change!

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Avoiding the Expert Trap

Learning to embody the motivational interviewing spirit with a free exercise from Motivational Interviewing for Mental Health Clinicians

Ali Hall, JD

Author Ali Hall, JD, reflects on the effectiveness of motivational interviewing in inspiring collaboration, increasing self-efficacy, and enhancing engagement for mental health professionals and their clients.

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5 Tips for Telehealth with Kids

Strategies for success, plus 2 free worksheets

Amy Marschall, PsyD

Though all mental health providers face challenges in adapting to telehealth, those who work with children face additional challenges. Amy Marschall, PsyD, shares five strategies to keep young clients engaged, plus two of her favorite exercises to use during telehealth sessions.

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Hiding in Plain Sight

Free exercise from Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: The Workbook

Lori Gottlieb, MFT

What causes people to seek out the same type of dysfunctional relationship again and again? Best-selling author Lori Gottlieb reflects on the processes that keep people from moving forward and provides an exercise to help clients unearth hidden patterns in their lives.

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