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.
Learn How to Make Stress Your Friend in this TED TalkStress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and […]
Sesame Street Helps Children Understand EmpathyActor Mark Ruffalo joined Sesame Street’s Murray to explain the concept of empathy. Published by: BMC on October 18, 2016.Last Revised by: Cal Lupton
More Child Suicides Are Linked to A.D.D. Than Depression, Study SuggestsBy Catherine Saint Louis, New York Times: Attention deficit disorder is the most common mental health diagnosis among children under 12 who die by suicide, a new study has found. Very few children aged 5 to 11 take their own lives, and little is known about these deaths. The new study, which included deaths in […]
Mental Health First Aid Act (HR 1877) Passes the US HouseFrom Laura W. Groshong, LICSW, Director, Policy and Practice, Clinical Social Work Association: Mental Health First Aid Act (H.R. 1877) passed the House yesterday by voice vote. This Act will be extended through 2021 through block grants to train first responders, law enforcement and teachers to assist anyone in a mental health crisis, and reduce […]
How to Talk Politics With Those You Love – Without Tearing Your Hair or Their Eyes OutFrom Lois M. Collins of DesertNews.com: Nine out of 10 Americans believe the 2016 presidential election is the most “polarizing” and “volatile” ever, according to research that says you’re not imagining it if you think you’re seeing fewer campaign signs, bumper stickers and people willing to ‘fess up about where they’ve thrown their support. “We’ve […]