Individual, couple, family therapy with children, adolescents and adults. Areas of specialization include family conflicts between parents and teens, marriage counseling, co-parenting following divorce, step-parenting, peer relationships, emotional regulation, anxiety, depression, self-mutilation/cutting and self-esteem. Specific training in Parent Management Training-Oregon (PMT-O Specialist); a behavior management technique for parents to utilize with children to prevent and reduce behavior issues in school age children. Integrated problem-centered approach.
Dr. Callan Lectures About the Effects of Cannabis Use in AdolescentsOn Friday November 20, 2015 Dr. Doug Callan of Michigan School of Professional Psychology presented about the Neurobiological and Cognitive Effects of Cannabis Use in Adolescents. Dr. Callan reported about the history of attitudes toward marijuana, the impact on the adolescent brain, and recommendations for treatment. Dr. Callan reports that the earlier the use the […]
November is National Family Caregivers MonthNovember is National Family Caregivers Month. According to the Caregiver Action Network (caregiveraction.org) the theme for 2015 is “RESPITE: Care for Caregivers”. An estimated 44 million adults serve as caregivers in the United States. Caregiving is a stressful job that requires empathy, patience and reliability. Caregiving typically occurs within immediate families, without compensation and can […]
Rude vs. Mean vs. Bullying: Defining the DifferencesFrom Signe Whitson of huffingtonpost.com: A few weeks ago, I had the terrific fortune of getting to present some of the bullying prevention work that I do to a group of children at a local bookstore. As if interacting with smiling, exuberant young people was not gift enough, a reporter also attended the event a […]
Join Us For A National Night Of Conversation About Substance AbuseON NOVEMBER 19, 2015, WE ARE CALLING ON EVERYONE ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO HAVE DINNER WITH THE PEOPLE THEY CARE ABOUT AND TO BREAK THE SILENCE ON DRUGS AND ADDICTION BY DISCUSSING IT. Dependence on alcohol and drugs is a serious national public health problem. The federal government is taking steps to address the problem […]
How Many Married People Have Thought About Divorce?From The Blog of the Institute for Family Studies: Almost everyone wants a happy marriage and wants it to last a lifetime. But most also know the scary U.S. statistics: nearly 50 percent of first marriages and more than 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce. Researchers have discovered a lot about the struggles that […]