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Making Ofrenda With Our Clients

Engage clients with culturally inclusive therapeutic arts.

Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC • 10/26/2016 • No Comments

An ofrenda is a collection of images, objects, and foods that are placed on an altar during the Dia de los Muertos celebration. This exercise will show you how to help a client construct his or her own ofrenda as an opportunity to grieve in a culturally congruent manner and to share this process with you as the therapist.

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Diary Card—A Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Tool

Featuring DBT expert Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP, DBTC

Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP, DBTC • 10/20/2016 • 1 Comment

In this video, DBT expert Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP, DBTC, shares a tool that will not only help your clients, but also truly transform how effective you can be as a therapist.

Download a free copy of the Diary Card: www.pesi.com/diarycard

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Healing, Happiness, Transformation: A 4-Day Yoga and Meditation Retreat

A journey into the serenity of the inner self

Mary NurrieStearns, MSW, LCSW, RYT • 10/20/2016 • 1 Comment

In September 2016, PESI held our first ever 4-Day Yoga and Meditation Retreat for Mental Health Professionals. Mary NurrieStearns, MSW, LCSW, RYT, lead attendees through a balanced schedule of meditation, clinical teachings and group discussion, yoga, mindful eating, walking meditation, noble silence and deep rest. The following is Mary's reflection of her experiences with the retreat...

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Melt the Grumpy

A Self-Regulation Activity

"Melt the Grumpy" is a somatic activity to help shift your emotional state with physical movement, breathing and imagery.

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The Parts of a Task Game

A Thinking Activity for Better Executive Function

While there are many age-appropriate ways to help children enhance components of executive function and thinking skills, The Parts of a Task Game may be one of my favorite activities. Watch my short video and download the free worksheet in my blog. -Lynne Kenney, Psy.D

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PESI, Inc. Acquires Australian Based PsychOz Publications

PESI • 10/10/2016 • 2 Comments

As of October 3, 2016, Eau Claire based PESI, Inc., acquired PsychOz Publications Pty. Ltd. of Palm Cove, Australia. Since 1994, PsychOz has been providing the best selection of psychotherapy and counseling resources to professionals in Australia.

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What does a raisin have to do with mindfulness?

Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW • 10/4/2016 • No Comments

Whether you’re a new clinician or a seasoned therapist, this simple technique in mindfulness will leave you feeling rejuvenated, refreshed, and ready to take on the rest of your day.

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Video: Identifying and Guiding Change Talk

With Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D.

Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D. • 9/21/2016 • 2 Comments

Change talk doesn't always happen naturally, it often happens because of the core skills being used by the practitioner. Watch this video from Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D., and see the skills of Motivational Interviewing in practice.

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Managing Extreme Emotional Reactions

The Escape Valve Emotions Worksheet

Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D. • 9/21/2016 • 2 Comments

This worksheet can be given to your client(s) to complete on their own or in session. The purpose is to increase awareness into the driving emotions of maladaptive reactions your client(s) are experiencing, or to the individual in a relationship with a reactive individual. Increasing awareness of underlying issues increases the probability of mastering reactions and self-control.

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The Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Tango

5 Essential Moves of the EFT Dance

Sue Johnson, Ed.D. • 9/21/2016 • 1 Comment

What is the problem in couples therapy, and how can we turn it around? Couples are stuck in a cycle of negative interactions, which makes safe emotional connection and engagement impossible...In this short video, Dr. Sue Johnson explains how you can create change and build positive bonding relationships with couples through the five essential moves of the Emotionally Focused Therapy dance.

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