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When to Use Attachment-Focused EMDR Therapy

PESI Team

What is Attachment-Focused EMDR therapy and how can it be best used to help patients? Find out more in our helpful blog today.

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Using EMDR as a Treatment for Mental Health Conditions in Children

PESI Team

This helpful guide highlights how EMDR is used as a treatment in children and how this differs from treatment in adolescents and adults.

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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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EMDR as a Treatment for Autism

PESI Team

EMDR has mainly been popularized due to its success in PTSD patients. In this article, we investigate whether EMDR can be used as a treatment for autism.

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The Skill of Savoring: A Polyvagal Tool for Ventral Vagal Regulation

Video demonstration from Deb Dana, LCSW

DEB DANA, LCSW

Clients stuck in cycles of anxiety, fear, and distress need simple, but effective inner guidance to find their way back to safety, connection, and hope. Deb Dana, LCSW, shares a 20-30 second exercise that clients can use to more deeply savor their positive experiences.

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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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Is EMDR Effective for Treating ADHD?

PESI Team

Is EMDR effective for treating ADHD? Read our article to find out what the latest studies have concluded about utilizing this psychotherapy for ADHD patients.

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EMDR: List of Positive and Negative Cognitions

PESI Team

Through this guide, we highlight why cognitions are important for EMDR therapy, as well as a list of both negative and positive cognitions for patients.

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EMDR State-Change Exercises: Tools for Trauma Treatment

Free printable worksheets from an EMDR expert

Megan McQuary, LCSW, CSUD, CCTP, EMDR CIT

Before we begin the work of trauma processing, it’s essential to make sure clients are equipped with skills to handle distress. Help clients build coping skills with these exercises from Megan McQuary, LCSW, ACADC, CCTP-II, EMDR-C.

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EMDR Vs CBT: Which Treatment to Choose

PESI Team

EMDR or CBT: which is the better treatment? Our helpful article details the differences between the two, and which you should choose for your client.

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