10 Outcomes of Successful Parenting

The primary purpose of parenting is to raise fully functional adults who can take care of themselves and make a positive contribution to society. Generally speaking, this should be accomplished by the time the child reaches the age of eighteen. After this age, parents have less verbal influence, but can still be a positive role...


Signs of Major Depression Subtypes: Introduction

Sure, you know Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) when you see it: at least two weeks of depressed mood or anhedonia, yada, yada, yada. But! There are many masks to MDD, each with their own treatment implications. Are you assessing for subtypes/specifiers? MDD is not MDD is not MDD.


The Consequences of Narcissistic Parenting

Ideally, a child is given the freedom to explore and express their individuality so they can develop into a confident and well-balanced adult. This nurturing environment prioritizes the needs of the child over the parent without overindulgence. But this is not the case when one parent is a narcissist. Most children are unaware of their dysfunctional...


Parent Follow-Through: Getting Parents to Follow Clinical Recommendations

How to Get a Parent to Follow Through on Clinical Recommendations? This may be a question you have asked yourself about clients you've worked with in your practice. Sometimes parents can be reluctant to follow recommendations made by a service provider whether that be a physician, a teacher, therapist, or a behavior analyst. Respect Parent's Right to Decide for...


6 Characteristics of a Histrionic PD in a Work Environment

It’s hard to miss the drama in a conservative work environment where things are relatively calm. Granted there are pressures and tensions at the office, but nothing compares to the constant barrage of theatrics. One person seems to stand out in suggestive appearance, inappropriate behavior, and a need to be the center of attention. In modern...


Are You Living with a Paranoid Spouse?

Looking back over their 15-year marriage, Andrew began to see his wife was exhibiting the early signs of paranoia even in memories even from not long after they met. She had always been overly fearful of new environments, vocalized beliefs her boss was secretly out to get her, and constantly worried that he wasn’t being...


Attachment Theory: Parent-Child Attachment Affects Relationship Skills Throughout Life

Parent-Child Attachment Parent-child attachment is a concept that greatly influences a child's interactions with others throughout their lifetime. A child develops an attachment with anyone who they spend time with on a regular basis. Attachment Theory In the 1950s, the idea of attachment theory was developed. John Bowlby, a psychoanalyst, described the term "attachment" in the context of infant-parent relationships. Attachment Behaviors...