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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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Why is Narcissistic Abuse So Hard to Treat?

5 Reasons Clinicians Struggle, Plus Expert Advice on How to Improve

Ramani Durvasula, PhD, LCP

Narcissism is a ubiquitous term these days, but when it shows up in therapy—even indirectly—most clinicians aren’t sure how to approach it. Dr. Ramani Durvasula shares the reasons it can be so difficult for clinicians to recognize and treat narcissistic abuse.

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22 Books for a More Peaceful 2022

Top titles on stress management, body image, happiness, and more

PESI Team

Whether you’re looking to support your clients or yourself, here are 22 books to combat stress, promote mindfulness, and find joy in the new year.

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5 Tips for Body Positivity & Anti-Diet Culture

Discover how to help clients reclaim their relationship with food and find joy in eating

Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDS, Judith Matz, LCSW

Anti-diet experts Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDS, and Judith Matz, LCSW, answer some of their most frequently asked questions about anti-diet culture, emotional eating, body image, fat stigma, and more.

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10 of the Best Books to Gift This Holiday Season

Explore hand-selected favorites from PESI Publishing

PESI Team

Looking for the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list? Look no further! From workbooks to card decks to journals, PESI Publishing has a variety of titles that are sure to please. Give the gift of self growth with 10 of our favorite titles.

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How To Reject Diet Culture This Holiday Season

Help clients set boundaries, find support, and make peace with food

Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDS, Judith Matz, LCSW

Anti-diet experts Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDS, and Judith Matz, LCSW, share their insight on how to help clients navigate difficult conversations surrounding weight and food this holiday season.

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15 Books Therapists Should Already Have on Their Shelves

Clinical resources addressing trauma, psychopharmacology, ethics, and more

PESI Team

Discover essential reads for new practitioners and seasoned experts in this list of our top resources for mental health professionals.

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When the Unthinkable Happens

5 Strategies to Help Children Work Through Tragedy and Traumatic Grief

Andrea Dorn, MSW, LISW-CP

In the wake of recent tragedies that have directly impacted children, PESI author Andrea Dorn, MSW, LISW-CP, shares strategies for clinicians and caregivers to mindfully approach and work through this difficult topic with children.

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