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Better-But-Believable Thoughts: An alternative to cognitive therapy

PESIinc • 8/18/2015 • 2 Comments

If you have a client with chronic worry, you've likely tried cognitive therapy. But cognitive therapy is time-consuming and complex. For a simple, quick way to nip worry in the bud, Jennifer Abel, Ph.D., suggests B3s.

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The Lazy River: An Exercise in Mindfulness

PESIinc • 8/13/2015 • 5 Comments

We all have a steady stream of thoughts and feelings. Use the simple guided imagery handout with your clients to help them learn to notice and dismiss thoughts without engaging in them.

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Shedding Light on the DSM-5®: The View from the Trenches

Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LCAS, LPC • 8/11/2015 • 6 Comments

While the polemical debates over the new DSM have received widespread coverage, the reactions of ordinary clinicians have yet to receive much scrutiny.

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PESI, Inc. Acquires Tennessee-Based Cross Country Education

PESIinc • 8/4/2015 • No Comments

"The addition of Cross Country Education to the PESI organization will allow us to continue to grow and provide new educational offerings and experiences to the professions we serve. We pride ourselves on providing cutting-edge content that connects the knowledge of our nationally—and internationally—renowned experts with the educational needs of the 250,000-plus professionals we serve each year." - Mike Conner, PESI Executive Director

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10 Types of Touch That Can Happen in Therapy

Janet Courtney, Ph.D, LCSW, RPT-S • 7/27/2015 • 1 Comment

Knowing touch is the foundation of human experience and that it is essential for healthy growth and development, we need to pause and ask ourselves... When did touch become a bad word?

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How About Some Botox for Depression?

Joseph F. Wegmann, R.Ph., LCSW • 7/21/2015 • 1 Comment

A new study has found that when Botox is injected between the eyebrows, it delivers an antidepressant effect.

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Six Steps of the Self-Mutilation Sequence

Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D. • 7/14/2015 • 1 Comment

Join Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D., as he talks about self-sabotage and self-mutilation. Get the worksheet "Six Steps of the Self-Mutilation Sequence" to help you significantly decrease the probability of your client's self-mutilating.

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Beyond Chemistry: Exploring Our Relationship with Our Meds

Frank G. Anderson, M.D. • 7/13/2015 • 1 Comment

Medication is about more than just taking the right pill. It's about your client's relationship with their meds.

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TWO Prime Guidelines for Integrated Eroticism

Barry McCarthy, Ph.D. • 6/30/2015 • No Comments

One of the most fascinating aspects of sexuality is the differences in what people find erotic. Download the “Creating Erotic Scenarios” worksheet, and have your clients try the exercise with their partner to explore turn-ons.

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If a gay teen told you he was on Grindr, how would you react?

Joe Kort, Ph.D., LMSW • 6/26/2015 • 1 Comment

While online dating and hook-up apps are made for adults 18 and older, teenagers (straight and gay) are breaking the rules and joining the fun. For gay teens, apps such as Grindr, Tinder and Scruff have made it easier to find a partner they can relate to and experience those first romantic encounters with.

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