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Bringing Men to the Table: Recognizing & Treating Eating Disorders in Male Clients

Key considerations for working with male clients

Andrew Walen, LCSW, LICSW, CEDS-S

To identify and treat males, it takes a complete re-think of what you assume eating disorders look like and how best to assist. Andrew Walen, LCSW-C, LICSW, CEDS-S, provides key guidance.

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The Problem With Diet Culture

Free infographic to educate clients on the physical and mental health risks

PESI Team

It’s essential to recognize the impact of diet culture on your clients – and yourself. Use this free infographic to educate clients on the principles of diet culture, as well as its physical and mental health risks.

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10 Key Questions: Medication Assessment Tools for the Elderly

Video demonstration from Kiplee Bell, MD, PA

Kiplee Bell MD, PA,

Geriatric expert Kiplee Bell, MD, shares the 10 key questions you must remember when performing a medication assessment for your elderly patients.

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Treating Binge Eating Disorder, Complex Trauma, and Body Shame

Interview with renowned expert Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW

Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW

Binge eating disorder is the most underdiagnosed eating disorders, yet it occurs at very high rates in trauma survivors. In this candid interview, Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW, explores the intersection of eating disorders and trauma, as well as the implications for treatment.

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Coping with ADHD & Heightened Emotions

Free printable exercise to use with adolescent & adult clients

Melissa Springstead Cahill, Psy.D.

People with ADHD feel both positive and negative emotions more intensely and frequently, and often for longer periods of time. With this exercise, clients can learn to respond to emotions mindfully, allowing them to better handle difficult situations.

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10 Ways to Help Caregivers Cope with Dementia-Related Behavior Changes

Proven strategies from geriatric expert Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS

Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS.

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be done, but it requires education, support, and flexibility. In this quick video, geriatric care expert Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, shares his top 10 strategies for empowering caregivers to face dementia-related behavior challenges.

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Diet Wars: Overview of the Paleo Diet

Expert advice from a board-certified integrative and functional nutrition practitioner

Cindi Lockhart, RDN, LD, IFNCP

It’s not just nutritionists who get nutrition questions… In this quick video from Cindi Lockhart, RDN, LD, IFNCP, learn the origins, core foods, and efficacy of the paleo diet - all in under 5 minutes!

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Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy to Build a Life Worth Living

Free exercise to help clients define their goals & ambitions

Katelyn Baxter-Musser, LCSW, CDBT

The primary goals of DBT are to help clients identify alife worth living and guide them towards changes that’llhelp them reach their goals. With this practical and printable tool from Katelyn Baxter-Musser, LCSW, CDBT, it's easy to work together to establish your clients' goals.

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What is Medical Trauma?

Definition & special considerations from a medical trauma expert

Sacha McBain, PhD

The impacts of medical trauma are as broad as they are misunderstood. Medical trauma expert Dr. Sacha McBain provides an overview of how a medical crisis can lead to a unique presentation of PTSD.

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Unlock the Secret to Fall Prevention!

Free resources from an injury prevention expert

Fall prevention starts with proper screening. Discover the three essential questions to ask your patients, as well as how to take preventative steps to make falls less likely.

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