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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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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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Trauma-Informed Meditation

Jeff Tarrant, Ph.D., BCN

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

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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Video: Installing Resources

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

PESI, Inc.

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

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.

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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