On Thursday, Lori Edelson, LMSW, LMFT, taught a single-session course for SOAR (Society of Active Retirees) about “Mental Health Concerns for Seniors; Individual, Couple, and Family Issues.” Lori cited US Census Bureau information indicating that in 2030, all baby boomers will be older than 65. One in every five US residents will be a senior […]
Lolita Davis of the EEOC(Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) provided a workshop for BMC staff about the laws, regulations and client-centered guidance related to employment conditions. Ms. Davis described the importance of understanding the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) so that therapists at the clinic can help their patients who are having difficulty managing at work […]
College is a major transition time for your kids – it’s the first time they’re leaving “the nest”, and are suddenly strapped with new responsibilities like managing finances and rigorous courses, and many college students report that they weren’t emotionally prepared for college. Lori Edelson, LMSW, ACSW, BCD, LMFT, and owner of the Birmingham Maple […]
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Lori Edelson, LMSW, ACSW, BCD, LMFT, and owner of the Birmingham Maple Clinic, was recently featured on The Oakland Press to discuss tips for preparing your child for kindergarden, and how doing so can prepare them with useful skills that will help them throughout their school career. She notes that good habits like exposure to […]
Watch Lori Edelson as she was interviewed on TV 20 to talk about the value of a “Gap Year” for Students. Click here to see the full video.
For National Lazy Day, WWJ interviewed Lori Edelson, owner and therapist at the Birmingham Maple Clinic, on why it’s important to occasionally take lazy, personal time in our hectic schedules. Click here to listen!
1. Do things together (even if they aren’t your favorite things) Spending time together is what memories and sharing are made of. Just because you have different interests, you do not have to always separate to “do your own thing.” It is important to be sensitive to your partner’s interests and hobbies and to spend […]
• EMPATHY – Must have secure attachments at home 1. Open, honest communication 2. Feels valued, trusted, respected 3. Parents genuinely recognize strengths and gently work on weaknesses – Importance of modeling sympathetic feelings and caring behaviors 1. Putting oneself in someone else’s shoes 2. Parents display respectful, empathic behavior toward others 3. Parents compliment […]
There are no “rules” for grieving; it is specific to the person in mourning and involves feelings, behaviors, activities and communication that allow the mourner to express their loss in a way that elicits support and understanding from others and/or from the immediate environment. This can be a single experience or a series of experiences […]
• Prepare, prepare, prepare! • Anticipate good and bad comments. Have non-defensive responses ready. • Exhibit passion for your job and let your employer know your willingness to expand your role. • Make creative suggestions for improvement before being told. • Review steps to implement your plan! • Practice your review with a trusted associate. […]
Ask any parent how much time their child spends on their iPad, iPhone or their computer and they will inevitably say, “Way too much time – for sure!” But how much time really IS too much time? We can enumerate the benefits; it’s a great teaching tool, “My child learned the alphabet and colors before he even […]
Seasonal Affective Disorder, a type of winter depression that affects millions every year between September and April, andparticularly during December, January and February. While many admit to feeling “more and more tired” and have an aversion togo out during the winter months, people who suffer from SAD are typically debilitated by the condition and find […]
With the recently publicized report of Adam Lanza’s mental state since early childhood, there is yet more reason to recognize that while there are several key factors that intersect to create the “perfect storm,” what underlies these violent rampages across the U.S. and across the globe, involves much more than access to weapons of destruction […]
Big expectations lead to big disappointments. In this case, everyone seems uptight, worried, dreading the worst. Everyone seems to have either given up or they have an overwhelming passionate investment in winning. The level of anger and vitriol generated by this election has become our preoccupation. All of this could easily lead to “post-election let-down” […]
Use (or install) locks on your doors, windows, file cabinets, storage for valuables. Never walk alone at night; especially “under the influence.” Never be left alone at a party without your friends. Stay aware of your surroundings; do not let personal technology distract you. Keep emergency contacts in your phone. Keep some cash and identification […]
While we are aware of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, substance abuse, and other forms of abuse, we may not think enough about Elder Abuse. This can take the form of physical and verbal abuse, and can also involve financial abuse by caregivers or relatives of the senior. An article by Bonnie Kupperman, Executive Editor of […]
Most of us can identify several developmental milestones that embody adulthood. They include: Graduating college Living independently from parents Financial independence Significant relationship with an adult partner Making decisions about having a family Typically this occurs in a person’s mid-to-late 20’s, but in the last several years, we have seen […]
According to the May 2012 edition of Hospital & Health Network, “1 in 4 Americans experiences a mental illness or substance abuse disorder each year” 1 and during their lifetimes, half of all Americans will experience some sort of mental illness, and over one- quarter of Americans will suffer from substance abuse. These statistics are […]
FRAGILE X ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT CLINIC OPENS AT UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012, the University of Michigan Fragile X Assessment and Treatment Clinic celebrated it’s opening. Families of Fragile X patients and Fragile X Friendly Professionals were invited to attend. The University of Michigan clinic is part of the National Fragile X […]
The holidays have arrived, filled with gifts, hugs, laughter and sharing. Not to mention a possible dose of anxiety and depression. Therapist Lori Edelson, owner of the Birmingham Maple Clinic, said it’s quite easy to catch a case of the holiday blues during this time of year. “Seasonal depression affects millions of Americans each year,” […]