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Working with Suicide Loss Survivors

4 Strategies for Post-Traumatic Growth

Rita Schulte, LPC

Losing a loved one to suicide leaves survivors with overwhelming feelings of guilt and shame, as well as an intense struggle to make sense of what happened. Licensed counselor Rita Schulte provides strategies that can be used to foster post-traumatic growth when working with clients who have lost a loved one to suicide.

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LGBTQ+ Youth Book Club

A guided book club with clinical resources to celebrate Pride month

PESI Team

June is Pride Month, so join us in celebrating by discussing Dr. Lee-Anne Gray’s LGBTQ+ Youth: A Guided Workbook to Support Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

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PESI Book Club: November 2019

Four best-selling titles for your November reading list.

PESI Team

This month's suggested reads include four books to help manage challenging emotions and behaviors.

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What to Do When Your Client is Considering Suicide

And Why Contracts For Safety Are Not a Good Idea

Paul Brasler, MA, MSW, LCSW

Paul Brasler, MA, MSW, LCSW, discusses how to best support high risk clients, why therapists should avoid creating Contracts For Safety, and tips on creating an effective Safety Plan.

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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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PESI Book Club: July 2019

Check out this month's new releases and free worksheets!

PESI Team

Looking for some summer reads and new resources? We've got you covered!

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Suicide Risk Assessment: A must for clients reporting TBI and Depression

Meagan Houston, Ph.D., SAP

Former Detroit Lions quarterback, Erik Kramer, attempted suicide by way of gunshot wound to the head. PESI speaker Meagan Houston, Ph.D., SAP, discusses how traumatic brain injury and major depressive disorder are connected and the importance of conducting a suicide risk assessment with a patient who reports a mild or severe form of TBI.

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LGBTQ Youth: A FREE tool to promote well-being

PESI Team

Every one of us, and especially those of us who are youth-serving professionals, have two urgent tasks: we must reassure our youth of their value, dignity and future, and we must identify and protect young people who are at risk.

That's why we've created this powerful infographic full of strategies to promote well-being for LGBTQ youth...

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How to Develop a Safety Plan with Suicidal Clients

A Process of Inquiry That Promotes Empathic Connection

Psychotherapy Networker

Effective suicide assessments are built on a foundation of empathic connection. When clients feel heard, understood, and respected, they’re likelier to let down their guard and explore sensitive topics.

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All Parts are Welcome

Download This FREE Resource Today!

Frank G. Anderson, M.D.

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) provides a revolutionary treatment plan for PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders and more. Using a non-pathologizing, accelerated approach — rooted in neuroscience — IFS applies inner resources and self-compassion for healing emotional wounding at its core. Plus check out this FREE resource!

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