Social Worker Month

Top 20 resources to celebrate National Social Workers Awareness Month...


Throughout the entire year, social workers strive to strengthen both individuals and their communities, advocating daily for human rights and social justice. Without social workers, and their collaboration with other mental health professionals, many individuals and families wouldn’t be able to manage challenges in their lives such as childhood trauma, family problems, depression, and substance abuse.

The National Association of Social Workers has named the theme for Social Work Month 2022 as The Time is Right for Social Work. Nationally, over 600,000 social workers have risen over the last year to meet the challenges posed by public health crises and civil unrest. Now more than ever, the need for the social work profession and the work done by compassionate, competent professionals like yourselves is clear.

There are many ways to celebrate social workers this month; here are a few:

  1. Showcase your hard work on social media with the following hashtags #SocialWorkMonth and #SocialWorkIsEssential (don’t be afraid to shout-out a colleague!)
  2. Honor a colleague with a compliment
  3. Add to your professional toolbox with the resources below
  4. Spread the word

At PESI, we recognize the invaluable work done by mental health professionals and strive to provide you with accurate and evidence-based information so you can excel in your field of expertise. Our abundance of resources can help you provide the best care for your clients and community, starting with a FREE video by Lane Pederson, PsyD, LP, C-DBT, on using DBT to build interpersonal effectiveness.

FREE Worksheet: Opposite to Emotion “O2E” for Clinicians & Clients
Opposite to Emotion Worksheets
Opposite to Emotion recognizes that emotions pull into “mood congruent” behaviors that get us stuck. Use this practical worksheet to help your clients better learn to regulate their emotions.
FREE Worksheet: 73 Mindfulness Exercises for Clients and Clinicians
73 Mindfulness Exercises Worksheets
Mindfulness, which is one skill set at the heart of DBT, has become extremely popular among therapists. Yet, many therapists struggle teaching mindfulness to clients. Here are 73 mindfulness exercises to easily incorporate into your practice.
FREE CE: The Importance of Differential Diagnosis
Free 1-Hour CE Video: DSM-5® Differential Diagnosis
Correct diagnosis is essential to providing effective treatment interventions for your clients. Discover a 4-step method to improving accuracy of diagnosis of mental disorders so you can provide the best care possible.

Note: This clip is taken from the blog The Importance of Differential Diagnosis showcasing the FREE, one-hour CE video on DSM-5® Differential Diagnosis for Clients with a History of Trauma, which discusses a case study about a man named Roger. Roger was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder four years ago, but is now exhibiting new changes in behavior.

Learn more about Roger, how to narrow your differential diagnosis list, and how to make the most accurate diagnosis possible in the full, FREE one-hour CE video.
FREE CE: Telemental Health Documentation and Medical Necessity
Telemental Health Documentation and Medical Necessity
Learn how to apply the 6 basic documentation requirements of tele-mental health, obtain informed consent, and conduct necessary emergency measures. Check out this video to learn more about telemental health and earn CE credit!
Blog: Action Precedes Motivation: Why Clients Shouldn’t “Wait Until They Feel Better” To Make A Change
Blog Action Precedes Motivation
Learn from Dr. Leslie Sokol, a recognized leader in the field of cognitive therapy, how to help clients who are struggling with depression. Learn the first 3 steps to get them up and moving again and the two types of activities that’ll make the biggest difference in boosting depressed mood.
FREE Worksheet: Soothing the Traumatized Brain
Soothing the Traumatized Brain
World-renowned trauma expert, Janina Fisher, PhD, has developed simple, take-home handouts to help trauma victims progress through their treatment. This easy-to-use handout teaches your clients that they have the ability to change their states through movements or gestures so they’re not stuck in anxiety and shame.
FREE Infographic: 6 Step IFS Process to Jumpstart Healing
6-Step IFS Process to Jumpstart Healing Infographic
Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an evidence-based treatment modality that can radically transform your practice with unique and empowering methods to address a wide range of clinical concerns. This free infographic is an excellent starting point for adding IFS to your practice.
FREE Worksheet: A Clinical Intervention for Post-Loss Growth
FREE Lifeline Project: A Clinical Intervention for Post-Loss Growth worksheet
Perspective can be difficult to achieve when grieving.

Post-loss growth can be promoted by assisting clients in identifying how this loss fits into their overall lives. This perspective can assist clients in navigating difficult days, learning to better manage distressing and conflicting emotions, and viewing life experiences as “seasons” or “chapters” that change over time and can be endured.

The Lifeline Project is a tangible, creative reminder of the whole of one’s experience, and provides a tool through which the clients can tell the story of their lives.

Click here to get your FREE Lifeline Project: A Clinical Intervention for Post-Loss Growth worksheet
FREE Infographic: Personal Profile Map
Deb Dana’s FREE Polyvagal Informed Therapy worksheet
Polyvagal Theory helps you take the first step of treatment: creating a sense of safety in clients so they can start healing. The Personal Profile Map is the foundational autonomic map answering the question, “Where am I?” This map helps clients safely connect to, and get to know, their experiences in each of the three autonomic states.

There’s more! Want to advance your professional standing and achieve breakthroughs with your clients?

Here are some of our bestselling courses for social workers and those who work closely with social workers.

Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapy Professional (C-DBT) Training
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has evolved from the go-to treatment for borderline personality disorder to one of the most recognized and sought after therapies for a variety of difficult to treat client problems. Take the first step towards DBT mastery and certification with this intensive training course.

Click here for details and to get started!
Mastering DSM-5® Differential Diagnosis, Mental Health Documentation & Medical Necessity
If you’re interested to learn proven, step-by-step formulas that will streamline your paperwork processes, help you avoid common diagnostic errors, and improve your client outcomes… then check out our bestselling online course, Mastering DSM-5® Differential Diagnosis, Mental Health Documentation & Medical Necessity.

Improve your clinical outcomes and streamline your processes… even with the most challenging cases.

Click here for details and to get started!
Complex Trauma Certification Training Level 1 & 2 (CCTP/CCTP-II) Course with Janina Fisher
Working with trauma clients often requires another level of training to offer healing and relief. In our online and self-paced Complex Trauma Certification Training (CCTP/CCTP-II) Course, you’ll discover world-renowned expert and author Dr. Janina Fisher’s proven approach to complex trauma treatment, based on 40+ years of research and clinical practice.

If you’re ready to become a certified expert in the field of trauma treatment and master neurobiologically informed trauma treatments that will help clients take back their lives, then register today!

Click here for details and to get started!
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Intensive Online Course
The transdiagnostic, "third wave" ACT approach is exploding in popularity — because it gets results.

In this online training course, you'll join today's leading ACT experts, including Daniel J. Moran, Steven C. Hayes, Kelly G. Wilson and more, to learn how ACT weaves mindfulness strategies with cognitive-behavioral change strategies to revolutionize client outcomes.

Click here for details and to get started!
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Certification Training Course
No therapist takes a one-size-fits-all approach. Depending on your client’s presenting problem and their unique background, you tailor your approach to best fit their needs. Which is why the latest research on CBT has focused on HOW to adapt the world’s most proven treatment modality to a wide range of clients and concerns, making it even more effective for lowering distress quickly. Filled with the most-up-to-date research, this course helps you turn theory into practice - giving you specific, step-by-step insights on how to help your clients get better faster.

Click here for details and to get started!
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Certification Training Course
Adverse childhood experiences, brain chemistry and personality traits all influence how trauma presents in a person... Making it impossible for one approach to work across the spectrum of clients in your practice.

But in this new online certification training course, you’ll discover how to use evidence-based strategies and interventions to help your clients transform the helplessness, rage, and collapse from past trauma...

And understand the neuroscience behind each tool and technique so you can optimize your trauma treatment plan.

Click here for details and to get started!
Internal Family Systems: A Step-by-Step Guide Through Clinical Applications of the IFS Model
If you’re interested in adding IFS to your clinical practice, you’ll want to take a risk-free look at our online training course, Internal Family Systems: A Step-by-Step Guide Through Clinical Applications of the IFS Model.

One of the most popular and effective treatment techniques used by mental health professionals today, thousands of clinicians already trust Internal Family Systems in their work to help clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and other mental health conditions.

Click here to discover how you can help change your clients’ lives!
Deb Dana’s Polyvagal Informed Therapy Master Class: with Special Guest Stephen Porges, PhD
Join world-renowned treatment expert, Deb Dana, and discover how Polyvagal Theory interventions can quickly guide your clients out of anxiety and terror, and into safety and connection! You’ll see Polyvagal Theory Informed Therapy in action through real client sessions, so you can learn how to move clients toward powerful results, in just a single session.

Click here to discover how you can help change your clients’ lives!
Certified ADHD Professional (ADHD-CCSP) Intensive Training Course: Evidence-Based Strategies for Managing ADHD Across the Lifespan
Many persons diagnosed with ADHD prefer not to take medication, for various reasons. In this online certification course, you’ll discover more about these reasons, as well as alternative interventions and holistic approaches to working with adults and children with ADHD. You’ll discover the most common non-medication interventions for ADHD, and we’ll navigate the vast research on exercise, movement, diet, sleep, disruptive technologies, supplements and the impact of the environment on ADHD, summarizing the findings and applying the information to "real life."

Click here to discover how you can help change your clients’ lives!
Grief Treatment: A Certification Training on Evidence-Based Approaches to Care Across the Lifespan
In this exclusive online certification training, you will learn evidence-based grief strategies and treatment methods that you can use with clients across the lifespan. You’ll end this course with the education you need to become a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist.

Click here to discover how you can help change your clients’ lives!

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