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Re-Thinking Borderline Personality Disorder

Janina Fisher, PhD, shares 6 key insights

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

A trauma perspective opens up new ways of working with clients with BPD, helping us understand their challenging behaviors as consequences of being traumatized and fragmented. Janina Fisher shares her clinical wisdom and insight on reaching these clients.

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Why is Narcissistic Abuse So Hard to Treat?

5 Reasons Clinicians Struggle, Plus Expert Advice on How to Improve

Ramani Durvasula, PhD, LCP

Narcissism is a ubiquitous term these days, but when it shows up in therapy—even indirectly—most clinicians aren’t sure how to approach it. Dr. Ramani Durvasula shares the reasons it can be so difficult for clinicians to recognize and treat narcissistic abuse.

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15 Books Therapists Should Already Have on Their Shelves

Clinical resources addressing trauma, psychopharmacology, ethics, and more

PESI Team

Discover essential reads for new practitioners and seasoned experts in this list of our top resources for mental health professionals.

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The Hollywood Guide to Personality Disorders

Give clients examples they’ll understand with this FREE resource!

Gregory Lester, PhD

Whatever the personality disorder, Hollywood is full of examples. With a robust list of personality disorders represented by characters from famous movies and TV shows, be prepared to help clients better understand their own experiences.

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Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: 3 Strategies That Work

Learn 3 techniques you can immediately use in your practice!

Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D.

Borderline personality disorder remains widely misunderstood. Dr. Daniel Fox takes you through some of the most common misconceptions in light of what recent research shows us and provides three easy-to-implement strategies for working with clients who have BPD.

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PESI Book Club: August 2019

Check out this month's featured books and free worksheets!

PESI Team

Summer isn’t over yet! Check out these essential reads for August.

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Managing Extreme Emotional Reactions

The Escape Valve Emotions Worksheet

Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D.

This worksheet can be given to your client(s) to complete on their own or in session. The purpose is to increase awareness into the driving emotions of maladaptive reactions your client(s) are experiencing, or to the individual in a relationship with a reactive individual. Increasing awareness of underlying issues increases the probability of mastering reactions and self-control.

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Duty to Warn: No One Commits a Crime Without Thinking About It First

Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D.

When you have a client who begins to get upset and you feel that he or she may act out in session, what do you do?

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Treating Clients with Personality Disorders: Enhance the Strengths, Not the Weaknesses

Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D.

When we overlook the client's strengths in our treatment plans, we treat only a portion of our client and unintentionally distance ourselves from treating the whole person.

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