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PESI Book Club: September 2019

Our latest new releases and a free worksheet!

PESI Team

New school year, new books and card decks! Here are three new releases as well as one of our customer favorites.

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What To Do When Trauma Treatment Isn’t Working

Trauma treatment not going well? These tools and strategy shifts can help.

Jennifer Sweeton, PSY.D., M.S., M.A.

Jennifer Sweeton, PSY.D., M.S., M.A., shares insight on possible roadblocks you might be experiencing with trauma treatment and what you can do to turn the corner.

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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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The Importance of Differential Diagnosis

Plus Earn 1 Free CE Hour on DSM-5® Differential Diagnosis for Clients with a History of Trauma

PESI Team, Margaret L. Bloom, Ph.D.

Learn how to make differential diagnoses for clients with a history of trauma and why it matters.

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This Is Your Brain On Trauma

Plus a FREE Worksheet on Integrating Brain Change Approaches

Jennifer Sweeton, PSY.D., M.S., M.A.

What’s really happening in someone’s brain when they experience trauma? And how can you help?

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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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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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Campaign to Heal Childhood Trauma

A FREE, 5-city tour explores how ACEs impact development

PESI, Inc.

Don't miss this FREE, five-city, childhood trauma awareness bus tour, ending on Capitol Hill in Washington DC...

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My Journey as a Doctor Treating Pain

What science has taught me about pill-free approaches to pain management

Don Teater, M.D., MPH

What causes chronic pain when the area that hurts hasn't been physically impacted? We suspect that childhood trauma, adult trauma, prolonged exposure to opioids, and prolonged exposure to pain are just some of the triggers. We know that pills or surgery can't fix this — but behavioral therapy can...

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Treating Chronic Pain

Pill-Free Approaches to Move People From Hurt To Hope

Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LCAS, LPC

There's a myth that opioid pain medications are the strongest painkillers we have. It's not true.

Let me show you the science, and what you should do to treat chronic pain.

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