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Recognizing and Working with Client Dysregulation: Quick Tips for Therapists

Annie Chen, LMFT

As a therapist, it's crucial for you to be aware of your clients' autonomic states at any given moment during session. Annie Chen, LMFT, shares a tool designed to simplify the complexity of our nervous system’s responses, providing clients and therapists with a clear roadmap for understanding dysregulation.

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FREE CE Seminar: Preventing and Treating Disease with Diet

Healthy eating underpins almost every dimension of well-being. In this free webinar, Dr. Michael Greger offers a glimpse into the forefront of research delving into how diet might intervene to prevent, halt, or even reverse the primary causes of mortality and impairment.

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Get to Know a Face of PESI - Lindsay Gibson, PsyD

Get to know Lindsay Gibson,PsyD, Amazon #1 Best Selling Author of Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting or Self-Involved Parents.

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Weight, Food, and Shame in the Age of Ozempic

Treating clients who are considering weight loss drugs involves understanding their lived experiences with food and weight, counteracting stigma, and acknowledging the failures of diet culture. Informed consent and compassion are vital in navigating this complex issue.

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Demystifying Dysregulation: Navigating Your Autonomic States

Annie Chen, LMFT

Recognizing the autonomic nervous system (ANS) states enhances emotional intelligence, improves relationships, and helps manage stress effectively. Annie Chen, LMFT, shares how to tune into your autonomic states, reset your body to calm, improve communication, and rediscover yourself.

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Understanding Grief and Expanding Beyond Kübler-Ross

Free infographic to educate your clients on the various stages of grief

Grief is a common human experience, and many individuals seek therapy to cope with the loss of a loved one or another significant life change. This printable resource will help your clients understand the various stages of grief, no matter what kind of loss they’ve suffered.

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Help Clients Heal their Relationship with Food and Body Shame

Free worksheet to help clients understand the how the diet cycle affects their mental health

Experts Judith Matz, LCSW, ACSW, Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW, CCTP-II and Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDS, explain how the to support your clients in dieting for weight loss, body shame and mental health through trauma-informed strategies.

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Autism Evaluations and the Need for Neurodiversity-Affirming Care

Amy Marschall, PsyD

The autism diagnostic criteria often overlook the individual's experience, leading to misdiagnosis and exclusion. Shifting to a neurodiversity-affirming approach acknowledges diverse experiences, improving support. "A Clinician’s Guide to Supporting Autistic Clients" offers practical steps for clinicians to provide better care to neurodivergent clients.

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The Rainbow of Grief and Healing: Leveraging the Brain’s Power for Post-Loss Growth

Kate Truitt, PhD, MBA

Dr. Kate Truitt provides a colorful therapeutic tool for clients grieving the loss of a loved one—using memories of the departed so they can carry the positive forward.

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Free CE Course Launches to Highlight Link Between a Healthy Diet and Better Mental Health

PESI Team

Proper nutrition is a vital resource to maintain good mental health as it nourishes both the brain and the gut. This three-day virtual course with Dr. Vicki Steine explores how maintaining a healthy and well-balanced diet can improve mental health and wellbeing

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