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The 5 Boundaries Every Marriage Needs

From Ashley Willis of Patheos.com: We encounter boundaries every single day of our lives: stop signs, red lights, medicine dosage, sports rules, work expectations, the Ten Commandments, and the list goes on and on.  Boundaries are a GOOD thing because they help us to understand how to stay safe and healthy in different situations. There […]

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Donate to HAVEN to Help Survivors of Domestic Abuse

In light of the breaking news stories about domestic abuse in the NFL, Birmingham Maple Clinic staff has been collecting and donating food, clothing, baby, household and bath/toiletry items for HAVEN, a nationally recognized nonprofit shelter for victims of domestic abuse. As Oakland County’s only comprehensive program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, […]

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Domestic Abuse: Know the Warning Signs

The Baltimore Ravens announced the release of Ray Rice on Monday. Shortly after, an NFL spokesperson announced that the running back has been suspended indefinitely. This action was after the team and the NFL as an organization took heat for not taking a stronger stance against domestic violence when TMZ released a video of Rice […]

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Infidelity and Marriage: John Becker Speaks at the BMC

Friday March 18, 2014 Birmingham Maple Clinic welcomed John Becker, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Advanced Addictions Counselor, to the clinic for a lecture on Infidelity and Marriage. John presented BMC therapists with statistics on the frequency of affairs in marriage as well as his methods for assessment and treatment. John paid […]

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Denim Day at Birmingham Maple Clinic

County Executive L. Brooks Patterson declared April 26, 2013 Denim Day in Oakland County, to raise awareness of victims of sexual violence and domestic assault. Denim Day is a symbolic gesture in response to a landmark case in an Italian court in which the judges over turned a rape conviction because they believed that ‘because […]

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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 […]

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