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The Problem With Diet Culture

Free infographic to educate clients on the physical and mental health risks

PESI Team

It’s essential to recognize the impact of diet culture on your clients – and yourself. Use this free infographic to educate clients on the principles of diet culture, as well as its physical and mental health risks.

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Treating Binge Eating Disorder, Complex Trauma, and Body Shame

Interview with renowned expert Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW

Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW

Binge eating disorder is the most underdiagnosed eating disorders, yet it occurs at very high rates in trauma survivors. In this candid interview, Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW, explores the intersection of eating disorders and trauma, as well as the implications for treatment.

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5 Tips for Body Positivity & Anti-Diet Culture

Discover how to help clients reclaim their relationship with food and find joy in eating

Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDS, Judith Matz, LCSW

Anti-diet experts Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDS, and Judith Matz, LCSW, answer some of their most frequently asked questions about anti-diet culture, emotional eating, body image, fat stigma, and more.

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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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Breath Inside the Body: A Somatic Intervention for Disordered Eating

Address Underlying Trauma & Body Shame with a Breath-Based Exercise

Ann Saffi Biasetti, PhD, LCSWR, CIAYT

Clients who struggle with disordered eating often struggle to attune to their own bodily sensations. Help them tap into their own internal wisdom with a simple exercise from Ann Saffi Biasetti, PhD, LCSWR, CIAYT.

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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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How Trauma Symptoms Help Clients Survive

Quick Tip from International Trauma Expert Plus Free CE

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Many trauma survivors also struggle with issues such as depression, irritability, and numbness. Join Janina Fisher in understanding how these symptoms are not only related to trauma, but actually adaptive responses trauma survivors have used in order to survive.

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The Four Therapeutic R’s

A Multimodal Approach for Treating Shame

Patti Ashley, Ph.D., L.P.C.

Through the lens of polyvagal theory, you can help clients regulate their autonomic nervous system and achieve a sense of safety with a shame-informed approach to therapy.

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The Neurobiology of Trauma and Shame

Uncovering Shame-Based Beliefs

Patti Ashley, Ph.D., L.P.C.

It can be challenging to bring unconscious shame-based beliefs to the surface, but with the right tools, you can help clients excavate the parts of themselves that have been hidden under their core shame identity.

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Shame: 3 Tips for Breaking the Cycle

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Dr. Janina Fisher shares 3 interventions drawn from neurobiologically-oriented therapies. (She'll also show you when it's ok to break the 11th commandment.)

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