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Turning “What’s Wrong” into “What’s Strong”

Shifting to a Strengths-Based Perspective with Motivational Interviewing

Ali Hall, JD, Jennifer Frey, PhD

The practice of motivational interviewing (MI) involves a change in our perspective. We can reframe what we perceive to be a person’s “failures” or shortcomings into evidence of their strengths, skills, character, and worth. This shift from a deficits-based perspective to one of strengths is at the heart of MI.

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5 Steps to Setting Healthy Boundaries

Strategies to Help Clients Break Free from Gaslighting & Narcissistic Abuse

Amy Marlow-MaCoy, LPC

Amy Marlow-MaCoy, LPC, discusses the steps clinicians can take with their clients to develop and maintain healthy boundaries in order to better protect themselves from gaslighting and narcissistic abuse.

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Adapting EMDR to Telehealth

Guidance from an EMDR-certified expert

Megan Howard, LCSW, CSUD, EMDR CIT

EMDR is an essential tool in the treatment of trauma that can accelerate therapeutic outcomes, but skillful utilization of EMDR via telehealth is not without challenges. Learn the extra steps that must be taken prior to your first virtual EMDR session.

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Addressing Grief-Related Anxiety

Strategies for Normalizing Grief & Fostering Growth

Claire Bidwell Smith, LCPC

For many grieving clients, working through anxiety will be a significant part of their path towards healing. Discover the first steps you can take to help clients manage their anxiety and process their grief on a deeper level.

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Zoom Fatigue, It’s Real

How to Keep Children and Teens Engaged in Online Therapy

Laura Dessauer, Ed.D., ATR-BC

Doing therapy online has become the new normal, but it presents unique challenges many clinicians have not dealt with previously. Laura Dessauer gives us six new strategies to try out with clients as well as tips on how her newest publication, Art Therapy Card Deck for Children and Adolescents, can successfully introduce creativity into online sessions!

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Harness Your Brain Destiny

How to maximize your brain's health

Sherrie All, PhD

Promising research is showing us there may be methods to alleviate the risk of early onset Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia! Learn Dr. Sherrie All’s three simple steps for maximum brain investment.

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The Differences between EFT & EFIT

Sue Johnson, Ed.D.

Discover how the NEW Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) therapeutic model differs from Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

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The Power of Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT)

Discover a reliable model you can use in your practice to create consistent, potent change events with any client... In every session.

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Social Worker Month

Top 20 resources to celebrate National Social Workers Awareness Month...

PESI Team

Get your free resources and help us CELEBRATE National Social Workers Awareness Month with these great ideas...

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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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