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EMDR Therapy and Dissociative Disorders

PESI Team

EMDR has been popularized due its success with PTSD patients – yet, it also has proven successes treating patients with Dissociative Disorder.

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What is Medical Trauma?

Definition & special considerations from a medical trauma expert

Sacha McBain, PhD

The impacts of medical trauma are as broad as they are misunderstood. Medical trauma expert Dr. Sacha McBain provides an overview of how a medical crisis can lead to a unique presentation of PTSD.

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Re-Thinking Borderline Personality Disorder

Janina Fisher, PhD, shares 6 key insights

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

A trauma perspective opens up new ways of working with clients with BPD, helping us understand their challenging behaviors as consequences of being traumatized and fragmented. Janina Fisher shares her clinical wisdom and insight on reaching these clients.

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How to Become a Certified EMDR Therapist

PESI Team

Considering becoming an EMDR certified therapist? Learn what a therapist does in EMDR, as well as the criteria to become certified today from our guide.

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Using EMDR Therapy to Treat OCD

PESI Team

Can EMDR be used to treat OCD? Although a commonly used treatment for PTSD, research shows EMDR can also be effective in treating patients with OCD.

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Does EMDR Work as a Treatment for Depression?

PESI Team

Can EMDR be used to treat depression? EMDR is a common treatment for PTSD – however, research shows it also has benefits in treating depressive disorders.

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Taking an Integrative Approach to PTSD & Complex Trauma

A case study with Dr. Leslie Korn

Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC

Treating trauma is complicated, challenging, deeply personal, and never one size fits all. Dr. Leslie Korn demonstrates how she used an integrative approach to help a client address her mood, sleep, and chronic pain.

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Written Exposure Therapy for PTSD

Discover a protocol to quickly reduce trauma symptomology

Brian Marx, PhD, Denise Sloan, PhD

Written Exposure Therapy (WET) is an evidence-based brief PTSD treatment approach that produces significant results in as few as five treatment sessions. Learn the first steps of this revolutionary treatment protocol.

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Finding Healthy Attachment

Discover how attachment-based relationships provide a foundation for healing trauma

Christina Reese, PhD, LCPC

Christina Reese has dedicated her life’s work to helping those with trauma live healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives. Learn how her newest book, Trauma and Attachment, can guide clients from a place of fear to healthy attachment.

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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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