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What Every Therapist Needs to Know about Working with Gay Male Clients

Rick Miller, LICSW • 11/9/2016 • No Comments

Many clinicians wish they had more experience in working with gay men and may also have questions that they are too embarrassed to ask others, as if they should automatically have these answers. It is common to experience some uncertainty regarding nuances of gay male life. Increasing your awareness will help you feel more confident with clients, and they will feel a stronger bond with you as a result.

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VIDEO: Bessel van der Kolk on Effective Trauma Treatment with EMDR

Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D. • 11/4/2016 • 7 Comments

Trauma is about horror. A horrendous reality that you don't want to remember...

Our clients are often dealing with the unspeakable. Are you using tools that promote healing, or are you re-traumatizing the people who've come to you for help?

Listen to this fascinating case in this free short video —and learn insights on the ONE TOOL all trauma therapists should have.

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Fifth Annual Joining Forces Wellness Week Highlights Health Care Needs of Veterans, Military Service Members and Their Families

PESI • 10/27/2016 • 2 Comments

Joining Forces Wellness Week takes place Nov. 7-11. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), in collaboration with the White House Joining Forces staff and the Center for Deployment Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, will show a free webinar series on the health and wellness of military service members and veterans. Professionals will earn one free hour of CE credit for each webinar they attend.

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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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