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What is EMDR therapy and how does it work?

PESI Team

EMDR is a treatment for PTSD, focusing on using bilateral stimulation (BLS) to help the brain access and process traumatic memories. Learn more.

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Picking Apart Pain

An exclusive first look at Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: The Workbook

Lori Gottlieb, MFT

Get a preview of Lori Gottlieb's new workbook with a free exercise that shows how a shift in perspective can reduce unpleasant emotions.

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5 Resources for Virtual EMDR

Free Tools to Bring to Your Next Session

Megan McQuary, LCSW, CSUD, CCTP, EMDR CIT

Conduct successful EMDR trauma treatment sessions via telehealth without sacrificing effectiveness with these five free resources recommended by Megan McQuary, LCSW, CSUD, EMDR CIT.

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Adapting EMDR to Telehealth

Guidance from an EMDR-certified expert

Megan McQuary, LCSW, CSUD, CCTP, EMDR CIT

EMDR is an essential tool in the treatment of trauma that can accelerate therapeutic outcomes, but skillful utilization of EMDR via telehealth is not without challenges. Learn the extra steps that must be taken prior to your first virtual EMDR session.

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Attending to Dissociative Symptoms with Parts Work Therapy: Looking at the Inner Child

Learn how parts work can be used in the treatment of complex PTSD

Arielle Schwartz, PhD

By helping clients develop an awareness of their inner child, we can work to integrate trauma-related emotions and memories from childhood that have been sent into “exile.”

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Somatic Psychology in the Treatment of Complex PTSD

Attending to Areas of Numbness or Disconnection

Arielle Schwartz, PhD

Through the process of dual awareness, you can help clients better connect to their body and connect areas of numbness, tension, or discomfort to their trauma history.

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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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Connection & Co-Regulation: Using Self-Awareness to Model Self-Regulation

Learn from a leading voice in the healing of PTSD & complex trauma

Arielle Schwartz, PhD

As a therapist, developing your own embodied awareness can help you better attune to clients’ somatic patterns of autonomic arousal and allow you to bring co-regulation into therapy.

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Zoom Fatigue, It’s Real

How to Keep Children and Teens Engaged in Online Therapy

Laura Dessauer, Ed.D., ATR-BC

Doing therapy online has become the new normal, but it presents unique challenges many clinicians have not dealt with previously. Laura Dessauer gives us six new strategies to try out with clients as well as tips on how her newest publication, Art Therapy Card Deck for Children and Adolescents, can successfully introduce creativity into online sessions!

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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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