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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Anxiety

Free exercise to teach psychological flexibility

Richard Sears, PSYD, PHD, MBA, ABPP

Clients often end up trapped in patterns of avoiding their anxiety, but what happens when they instead try to meet it in the present moment? PESI author Richard Sears provides an overview of the benefits of psychological flexibility.

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The Problem With Diet Culture

Free infographic to educate clients on the physical and mental health risks

PESI Team

It’s essential to recognize the impact of diet culture on your clients – and yourself. Use this free infographic to educate clients on the principles of diet culture, as well as its physical and mental health risks.

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EMDR as a Treatment for Autism

PESI Team

EMDR has mainly been popularized due to its success in PTSD patients. In this article, we investigate whether EMDR can be used as a treatment for autism.

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The Skill of Savoring: A Polyvagal Tool for Ventral Vagal Regulation

Video demonstration from Deb Dana, LCSW

DEB DANA, LCSW

Clients stuck in cycles of anxiety, fear, and distress need simple, but effective inner guidance to find their way back to safety, connection, and hope. Deb Dana, LCSW, shares a 20-30 second exercise that clients can use to more deeply savor their positive experiences.

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Celebrating Gender Identity with Youth Clients

FREE LGBTQ+ Youth worksheets

Lee-Anne Gray, Psy.D.

Sexual orientation is so much more than being gay, straight, or bisexual. PESI author Lee-Anne Gray provides helpful worksheets to aid clients in exploring gender and sexuality.

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Treating Binge Eating Disorder, Complex Trauma, and Body Shame

Interview with renowned expert Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW

Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW

Binge eating disorder is the most underdiagnosed eating disorders, yet it occurs at very high rates in trauma survivors. In this candid interview, Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW, explores the intersection of eating disorders and trauma, as well as the implications for treatment.

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Is EMDR Effective for Treating ADHD?

PESI Team

Is EMDR effective for treating ADHD? Read our article to find out what the latest studies have concluded about utilizing this psychotherapy for ADHD patients.

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Understanding Gaslighting

Free infographic to inform clients of signs, techniques, and assertive responses

PESI Team

Gaslighting and other forms of narcissistic abuse are insidious, often going unrecognized as your clients begin to doubt their own thoughts, feelings, and memories... But this free infographic makes it easy to remember signs, techniques, and assertive responses to gaslighting.

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Coping with ADHD & Heightened Emotions

Free printable exercise to use with adolescent & adult clients

Melissa Springstead Cahill, Psy.D.

People with ADHD feel both positive and negative emotions more intensely and frequently, and often for longer periods of time. With this exercise, clients can learn to respond to emotions mindfully, allowing them to better handle difficult situations.

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EMDR: List of Positive and Negative Cognitions

PESI Team

Through this guide, we highlight why cognitions are important for EMDR therapy, as well as a list of both negative and positive cognitions for patients.

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