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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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The Rise of Suicide and Trauma in Teens

How "13 Reasons Why" Missed the Mark

Meagan Houston, Ph.D., SAP

Whether you find the show compelling or troublesome, one thing is certain: We need to talk about the rise of teen suicide and trauma in kids and teens. That’s why we created a free, one hour online CE seminar designed for clinicians, educators, and even parents to learn how to talk about suicide and mental health with teens. Read more to get instant access...

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Six Steps of the Self-Mutilation Sequence

Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D.

Join Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D., as he talks about self-sabotage and self-mutilation. Get the worksheet "Six Steps of the Self-Mutilation Sequence" to help you significantly decrease the probability of your client's self-mutilating.

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