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How to Help Clients While Managing Your Own Emotions

therapist.com Team

In order to avoid burning out, it's essential for therapists to have strategies to take care of themselves. Trauma therapist Frank Anderson, MD, provides his recommendations for practicing self-care.

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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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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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Finding Healthy Attachment

Discover how attachment-based relationships provide a foundation for healing trauma

Christina Reese, PhD, LCPC

Christina Reese has dedicated her life’s work to helping those with trauma live healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives. Learn how her newest book, Trauma and Attachment, can guide clients from a place of fear to healthy attachment.

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Finding Your Rainbow

Redefining Fertility and Regaining Control After Pregnancy Loss

Sunita Osborn, PsyD, MA

Although pregnancy loss often takes away our sense of agency and control, we can use our values as a compass to find our own unique rainbow and live a fertile life.

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Mourning Together, but Differently

Healing Your Relationship After Pregnancy Loss

Sunita Osborn, PsyD, MA

When you’re consumed by the grief and trauma associated with pregnancy loss, it can be difficult to understand what your partner is going through—particularly if their experience of the loss differs widely from your own. But by taking a step back to consider their perspective and their experience, it is possible to develop greater compassion and find connection in the relationship again.

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CBT for Couples

FREE worksheet to improve communication, navigate problems, and build strong relationships.

John Ludgate, Ph.D.

John Ludgate, Ph.D., F.A.C.T., shares his powerful, FREE CBT for Couples worksheet. So, if you’re a clinician who works with relationship issues, you’ll want this hands-on, practical tool today.

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What Hookup Culture Means for the Future of Millennial Love

Alexandra Solomon on the Emotional Toll of Hypersexualized Dating

Alexandra Solomon, Ph.D.

Even though young adults seem to be craving some safety to balance their adventure, hookup culture continues to thrive, as much as many therapists would love to see young adults create something more fulfilling than ambiguous, drunken, unsatisfying sex. Whatever changes lie ahead in our cultural rituals for coming-of-age relationally, we’ll be seeing in our therapy practices the emotional legacy of hookup culture, in all its rawness and frantic incoherence, for many years to come.

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PESI Book Club: September 2019

Our latest new releases and a free worksheet!

PESI Team

New school year, new books and card decks! Here are three new releases as well as one of our customer favorites.

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The Gottmans on Mastering the Brain’s 7 Pathways to Emotional Connection

What Successful Couples Are Doing Right

Psychotherapy Networker, John M. Gottman, Ph.D., Julie Gottman, Ph.D.

John and Julie Gottman explain what research has revealed about the crucial role the brain’s seven different command systems can play in enhancing the quality of couples’ emotional connection.

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