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Re-Thinking Borderline Personality Disorder

Janina Fisher, PhD, shares 6 key insights

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

A trauma perspective opens up new ways of working with clients with BPD, helping us understand their challenging behaviors as consequences of being traumatized and fragmented. Janina Fisher shares her clinical wisdom and insight on reaching these clients.

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Reduce Anxiety with Self-Havening Touch & Breathwork

A powerful partnership for calming the brain and body

Kate Truitt, PhD, MBA

Havening Techniques are a new suite of neuroscience-based interventions designed for fast and effective treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and other fear-based disorders such as anxiety, panic disorder, and phobias. Dr. Kate Truitt demonstrates a simple but powerful exercise that clients can use whenever they are experiencing distress.

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What ‘Encanto’ Can Teach Clinicians About Intergenerational Trauma

Reflections on the popular Disney film & strategies for working with clients

Charissa Pizarro, PsyD, RPT

Dr. Charissa Pizarro reflects on how 'Encanto' captures the experience of many immigrants and refugees, as well as provides strategies for clinicians to begin to address their clients' intergenerational trauma.

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Using EMDR Therapy to Treat Eating Disorders

PESI Team

Can EMDR be used to treat eating disorders? EMDR is a common treatment for PTSD – however, research shows that many eating disorders may stem from underlying trauma.

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Taking an ACT Approach to Disordered Eating

3 strategies to help clients let go of food and weight struggles

Diana Hill, PhD

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy works to promote psychological flexibility while helping clients get unstuck from painful patterns of avoidance. ACT expert Diana Hill, PhD, shares how this approach can be used to heal clients' relationships with food and weight.

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How to Become a Certified EMDR Therapist

PESI Team

Considering becoming an EMDR certified therapist? Learn what a therapist does in EMDR, as well as the criteria to become certified today from our guide.

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Helping Kids Face Obstacles Head-On

Two stress-busting exercises to build coping skills

Katie Hurley, LCSW

Kids will face obstacles every day—but it can be a good thing! Psychotherapist and parenting educator Katie Hurley, LCSW, details how we can guide children to tackle any problem, big or small.

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Using EMDR Therapy to Treat OCD

PESI Team

Can EMDR be used to treat OCD? Although a commonly used treatment for PTSD, research shows EMDR can also be effective in treating patients with OCD.

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Does EMDR Work as a Treatment for Depression?

PESI Team

Can EMDR be used to treat depression? EMDR is a common treatment for PTSD – however, research shows it also has benefits in treating depressive disorders.

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Taking an Integrative Approach to PTSD & Complex Trauma

A case study with Dr. Leslie Korn

Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC

Treating trauma is complicated, challenging, deeply personal, and never one size fits all. Dr. Leslie Korn demonstrates how she used an integrative approach to help a client address her mood, sleep, and chronic pain.

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