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

Meagan Houston, Ph.D., SAP • 6/25/2018 • No Comments

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. • 11/6/2017 • No Comments

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 • 10/17/2017 • 1 Comment

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 • 9/12/2017 • 3 Comments

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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Trauma-Informed Meditation

Jeff Tarrant, Ph.D., BCN • 8/23/2017 • No Comments

It’s important to understand that traumatic experiences can significantly affect our perceptions and our sense of self, and can sensitize us to sensations, thoughts, and emotions. Fortunately, there are helpful ways to ensure that meditation instruction is trauma-informed, with an emphasis on grounding and physical and emotional security.

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The Rise of Suicide and Trauma in Teens

How "13 Reasons Why" Missed the Mark

Meagan Houston, Ph.D., SAP • 7/14/2017 • 2 Comments

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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Brené Brown on the danger of unspoken shame…

Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW • 6/22/2017 • 7 Comments

In this free CE video, Dr. Brené Brown, renowned researcher and The New York Times bestselling author of The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, and Rising Strong, provides you with the awareness and language to talk about shame with your clients.

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Video: Installing Resources

An Attachment-Focused EMDR™ In-session Demonstration with Dr. Laurel Parnell

PESI, Inc. • 5/2/2017 • 1 Comment

In this free, short video, Dr. Laurel Parnell, leader and innovator in the field of EMDR, shows you how to prepare your client for safe and effective trauma treatment.

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Trauma Survivors and Self-Care

11 Practices to Promote Wellbeing

Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA • 3/26/2017 • 2 Comments

How can you help your clients work on increasing acts of self-care? Keeping in mind that self-care can manifest in different ways, consider suggesting these 11 practices as "homework assignments" to promote wellbeing...

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Dr. Bessel van der Kolk Demonstrates the Position of Joy

Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D. • 3/6/2017 • 1 Comment

When the body is frozen in a position of terror, it's not possible to feel joy ... BUT in contrast, when the body is in a position of joy and openness, it's not possible to feel terror. In this short video, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk demonstrates the Position of Joy and shows you how it changes the way you take in emotions.

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