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Help Clients Discover if They’re Ready to Start Moderating Their Drinking

Free worksheets to see if moderation is possible for your clients

Amanda White, LPC

Amanda White, LPC, dives into the reasons why moderation is so difficult for clients who are trying to change their relationship with alcohol and what you can do to help them discover if they're ready for it.


Using Metaphors from Nature in Walk and Talk Therapy

Embrace even the most bizarre and far-stretching analogies to help build your client-therapist connection

Jennifer Udler, LCSW-C

Increase your creative license by embracing metaphors in outdoor-based therapy sessions—start with a few examples from Jennifer Udler, LCSW-C.


12 Books for Addressing, Managing, and Overcoming Anxiety


We know anxiety is stressful, intrusive, and even all-consuming. But there are many effective ways to curb these feelings—and PESI’s got the guides (and card decks and flip charts and workbooks) to help you or your clients overcome anxiety!


Help Clients Prepare Their Relationship for the Back-to-School Transition

Tips and tools that your clients can use to navigate this transition

Tracy Dalgleish, CPsych

Whether your kids are young, entering high school or leaving for college, back to school is a chaotic, stressful, and exciting time. Dr. Tracy Dalgleish discusses the challenges of transition periods, why you need to build interdependence, and 3 tips for staying connected.


How to Incorporate the Power of Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery

Arielle Schwartz, PhD

Dr. Arielle Schwartz, author of the newly released Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery Flip Chart, shares how to incorporate the principles of polyvagal theory, affective neuroscience, and trauma-informed care into your therapy office.


Top Challenges in Tailoring CBT for Kids—and How to Overcome Them!

Seth J. Gillihan, PhD

Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most common and most effective types of psychotherapy—but it can still be tricky for younger clients. Seth Gillihan, PhD, talks you through how to adapt this popular modality for successful, kid-friendly sessions.


Ask the Expert: Q&A with Dafna Lender, LCSW

Dafna Lender, LCSW

Renowned family therapy expert and attachment specialist, Dafna Lender, LCSW, introduces her new book that Dr. Peter Levine calls “the vanguard of treatments to heal and strengthen attachment issues in the parent child relationship.”


Befriending the Body in Trauma Recovery

FREE worksheet from The Embodied Healing Workbook

Catherine Cook-Cottone, PhD, C-IAYT

Trauma certainly alters the mind, but it also affects the physical body. Psychologist and yoga therapist Catherine Cook-Cottone provides a free exercise from The Embodied Healing Workbook to begin reconnecting—and recommitting—to your body.


Ask a Therapist: My Child Gets Stuck in Unhelpful Thinking Patterns

Christina Furnival, MA, LPCC

Christina Furnival, MA, LPCC, and author of the Capable Kiddos series, provides a two-step plan for when kids and teens start having unhelpful thoughts about themselves.


Quick Practices for Recovering from Trauma – Anytime, Anywhere!

Free exercises to help clients with traumatic events

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

International trauma expert Janina Fisher offers up FREE practices from the Living Legacy of Trauma Card Deck to help clients suffering from all forms of trauma.


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