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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

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

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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Top 5 Books For Kids This Holiday Season

Top selections on topics like mindfulness, boundaries, self-regulation, and more

PESI Team

Searching for the perfect holiday gift for the kids in your life? Check out this list of our publishing team's top picks.

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12 Books Every Educator Needs on Their Wishlist

Top titles in topics like ADHD, social-emotional skills, trauma, and more

PESI Team

Whether you’re looking for tools, worksheets, and exercises to support students or self-care strategies to support yourself, PESI Publishing has no shortage of titles for educators. Here are 12 of our favorites that we think every teacher should have on their shelves.

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Avoiding the Expert Trap

Learning to embody the motivational interviewing spirit with a free exercise from Motivational Interviewing for Mental Health Clinicians

Author Ali Hall, JD, reflects on the effectiveness of motivational interviewing in inspiring collaboration, increasing self-efficacy, and enhancing engagement for mental health professionals and their clients.

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5 Tips for Telehealth with Kids

Strategies for success, plus 2 free worksheets

Though all mental health providers face challenges in adapting to telehealth, those who work with children face additional challenges. Amy Marschall, PsyD, shares five strategies to keep young clients engaged, plus two of her favorite exercises to use during telehealth sessions.

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Hiding in Plain Sight

Free exercise from Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: The Workbook

What causes people to seek out the same type of dysfunctional relationship again and again? Best-selling author Lori Gottlieb reflects on the processes that keep people from moving forward and provides an exercise to help clients unearth hidden patterns in their lives.

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Initiation & Activation: 2 Exercises to Help Kids Focus

Strategies to Promote Success in Students with ADHD & Executive Function Challenges

Many students struggle to get started on tasks because they simply don't know how or where to begin. Help set them up for success with simple exercises from Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ADHD-CCSP, a mental health professional and certified ADHD coach.

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