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Intimacy Measured by Social Networking “Relationship Status”

In the age of social networking, many don’t consider relationships real until Facebook tells them so. Known as ‘Facebook official’ by young adults and teens, the term can be an intense negotiation for any new couple. To some, the significance of “Facebook official” may be silly. Conversely, it’s not so different than past relationship markers … Read more

March is National Professional Social Work Month

March is National Professional Social Work Month. On March 1, 2012 the National Association of Social Work (NASW) introduced this year’s theme “Social Work Matters” to showcase the impact of more than 642,000 professional social workers in America. According to NASW Executive Director Elizabeth J. Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH,  “Social workers weave together the threads … Read more

March 1st is Self Injury Awareness Day

Self-injury Awareness Day is a global awareness event/campaign that occurs annually on March 1. The goal is to raise awareness amongst parents, teachers, and medical professionals about self harming behaviors and to break down stereotypes.  On this day, and in the weeks leading up to it, people choose to be more open about their own … Read more

Couples Therapy

Research on the Treatment of Couple Distress Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, January 2012, Vol. 38, No. 1, 145-168 Researchers Jay Lebow, PhD, Anthony Chambers, PhD, Andrew Christensen, PhD, and Susan Johnson, PhD, evaluated and reviewed research on couples therapy from 2000 to 2009.  While evaluating data, these researchers observed complexities in the development … Read more

OCA Event

On February 3, 2012,  Birmingham Maple Clinic was presented at Oakland Counseling Association’s Agency in the round event.  Oakland Counseling Association hosted the event and luncheon for about 100 attendees at Oakland Schools in Waterford, MI. The program was geared toward school counselors, crisis intervention counselors, social workers and psychologists from Oakland County Public Schools. … Read more