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Treating Chronic Pain…With Therapy?

Six things we need to know to treat pain effectively

Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LCAS, LPC

Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LCAS, LPC, shares six things all professionals who treat pain should know.

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The Trauma Therapist Podcast: The Author Series with Donald Altman

Donald Altman, MA, LPC

Donald Altman, MA, LPC, sits down with Guy Macpherson, PhD, to discuss mindfulness and his new book, Reflect.

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The Trauma Therapist Podcast: The Author Series with Tim Gordon

Timothy Gordon, MSW, RSW

PESI author Timothy Gordon, MSW, RSW, sat down with Guy Macpherson, PhD, to discuss his new book, The Act Approach, and card deck, Coping Skills For Trauma, on a 2019 September episode of The Trauma Therapist Podcast.

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How To Help Clients Take Care Of Themselves

Four Ways to Help Clients Effectively Manage Unhelpful Emotions

Hannah Smith, MA, LMHC, CGP

Hannah Smith, MA, LMHC, CGP, offers four ways professionals can help clients suffering from anxiety effectively manage unhelpful emotions.

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PESI Book Club: October 2019

Four children-focused books to add to your reading list.

PESI Team

This month's suggested reads include four products to help improve the well-being of the children in your life.

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What to Do When Your Client is Considering Suicide

And Why Contracts For Safety Are Not a Good Idea

Paul Brasler, MA, MSW, LCSW

Paul Brasler, MA, MSW, LCSW, discusses how to best support high risk clients, why therapists should avoid creating Contracts For Safety, and tips on creating an effective Safety Plan.

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Finding Balance in Recovery

Helping alcoholics and addicts create equilibrium in their life—and why it’s important

Sarah Allen Benton, MS, LMHC, LPC, AADC

Sarah Allen Benton, MS, LMHC, LPC, AADC, offers a free worksheet to help addicts examine balance distribution in their life and identify what areas need more or less focus.

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PESI Book Club: September 2019

Our latest new releases and a free worksheet!

PESI Team

New school year, new books and card decks! Here are three new releases as well as one of our customer favorites.

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The Gottmans on Mastering the Brain’s 7 Pathways to Emotional Connection

What Successful Couples Are Doing Right

Psychotherapy Networker, John M. Gottman, Ph.D., Julie Gottman, Ph.D.

John and Julie Gottman explain what research has revealed about the crucial role the brain’s seven different command systems can play in enhancing the quality of couples’ emotional connection.

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What To Do When Trauma Treatment Isn’t Working

Trauma treatment not going well? These tools and strategy shifts can help.

Jennifer Sweeton, PSY.D., M.S., M.A.

Jennifer Sweeton, PSY.D., M.S., M.A., shares insight on possible roadblocks you might be experiencing with trauma treatment and what you can do to turn the corner.

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