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Waking Up The “Thinking Brain”

Expert Advice + Free CE

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

When exposed to a trigger, a trauma victim’s prefrontal cortex often “goes offline,” leaving an unchecked fear response free to take over. Learn from Dr. Janina Fisher how to help clients reactivate their prefrontal cortex and better work through their trauma.

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How Trauma Symptoms Help Clients Survive

Quick Tip from International Trauma Expert Plus Free CE

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Many trauma survivors also struggle with issues such as depression, irritability, and numbness. Join Janina Fisher in understanding how these symptoms are not only related to trauma, but actually adaptive responses trauma survivors have used in order to survive.

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The Psychological Flexibility of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

FREE 5-minute video

Michael C. May, MA, LCPC

Michael May, LCPC, demonstrates how you can use ACT protocols as a “choose your own adventure” to create treatment plans that work for any client.

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Top 10 ADHD Resources for Clinicians, Parents & Clients for ADHD Awareness Month

Free Worksheets and Free CE Video Included!

PESI Team

October is ADHD Awareness month and PESI Publishing has a wealth of resources that can assist you on your journey in learning how to treat, manage, and overcome this disorder.

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Action Precedes Motivation: Why Clients Shouldn’t “Wait Until They Feel Better” To Make A Change

VIDEO: How To Help Clients Who Can’t Get Moving

Leslie Sokol, Ph.D.

Dr. Leslie Sokol shares how to help clients struggling with depression get up and moving again.

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DEAR MAN: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy skill for building interpersonal effectiveness

Watch this FREE, short video to learn an easy way to voice your needs and wants.

Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP, DBTC

Lane Pederson shows you step-by-step how to use the acronym DEAR MAN to help your clients learn how to speak their needs.

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10 Rules for Managing ADHD in School

Plus 80 recommendations in an exclusive CE video & Worksheet...

Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.

Children and teens with ADHD have serious deficits in their executive functioning and self-regulation which can interfere with pursuing goals or contemplating multiple solutions. In dealing with these deficits, here are 10 specific rules to managing children and teens with ADHD in school.

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Working with Traumatized Children

Watch this short video featuring Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D.

Is it possible to help the minds and brains of brutalized children, redraw their inner map, and incorporate a sense of trust and confidence in the future? Watch this short video to find out…

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5 Free Resources for Teachers

We're celebrating the start of a new school year by offering teachers FIVE of our best school-and teaching-related worksheets and videos...for FREE!

PESI Team

Be sure to share these free activities with all your teacher friends and family!

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How to Teach a Child with Autism About Personal Space

FREE Video

Tara Delaney, MS, OTR/L

In this brief video clip, Tara Delaney, MS, OTR/L, describes her easy-to-use method that helps children with autism understand and apply the concept of "personal space," which in turn helps them adapt more easily into social situations.

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