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Attachment

Parenting Strategies for “Difficult” Children

(Please note: The following information mainly comes from Nancy L. Thomas in her book “When Love is Not Enough”) This article is written as a short guide to help parents get control over their parenting with a strong-willed, emotionally damaged, or otherwise challenging child. The information contained is not exhaustive, it is merely a...



General

Four Reasons “Why?” is the Wrong Question

Mike found himself regularly confused by other people. Even though he was successful in his career, he struggled with personal connections. He had professional relationships, but they were very superficial and only existed within a work environment. When he tried to converse outside of business matters, he only ended up sounding awkward and unintelligent. The home...

Business Mindset for Therapists

Therapists: What do you need right now?

We did a virtual private practice retreat with over 120 therapists from all over the country (and the world) last Friday. We heard some common themes from a LOT of therapists Feeling numb Feeling overwhelmed Being overworked Feeling guilty for decisions they are making Feeling trapped in scenarios that don't work Feeling burnt out Feeling alone Therapists...



Carlat Psychiatry Report

A Second Look at Genetic Testing

Genetic tests are marketed with a bold claim: that a handful of genes can predict medication response. AssureRx’s GeneSight is the most popular of these tests, and in 2015 we reviewed the...

General

Therapist Effects on Treatment Outcomes: Factors that Influence Client Progress

As a clinician providing behavioral health services to clients, your personal behaviors and attitudes can influence the outcomes that your clients receive. Not only does implementing your service as it is designed, such as using applied behavior analysis accurately, make a difference; Your actions, thoughts, beliefs, and values can also impact the treatment process and experience...

General

How to Escape the Honeymoon Phase of Narcissistic Abuse

Sam saw a disturbing pattern in her marriage between herself and her partner. After her narcissistic husband would explode combining verbal assaults with mental and emotional abuse, he would enter a calmer phase of interaction for several weeks – almost allowing her to believe the abusive behavior had completely ceased. Then, as if there was...

Abuse

Understanding Collective Trauma

Collective trauma can be understood as a response to a one-time event, or as a response to a long-term event. The first type of collective trauma can occur when a “cataclysmic event...

General

Domestic Violence Happens to Men Too

William was feeling ashamed and embarrassed. For years he tolerated abuse from his wife and had been too humiliated to tell anyone. Knowing he would not strike back at her, she frequently hit him, threw things at him, physically blocked him from leaving the room, and followed him...

Business Advice for Therapists

Therapists: How Do You Recession Proof Your Practice?

Well before the pandemic began, we started hearing people talking about a possible recession or an "adjustment." Things have been flowing in our economy for several years, and many were predicting something was going to change. I don't think ANYONE would've predicted a pandemic as a precursor to moving...



Anger Management

Your Emotional Brain on Resentment, Part 2

This is the second part of "Your Emotional Brain on Resentment." Neurological Theories of Emotion According to some neurologically based theories, emotions --in order to facilitate function, adaptation, and survival-- are the embodiment of...

ABA

Communication Skills: ABA Providers Need to Work on Communication Skills, Too (Not Just Clients)

Communication Skills of the Service Provider Communication skills are often taught within the field of applied behavior analysis particularly when working with children or adults who have a disability or developmental delay. Something that is often overlooked is the communication skills that the service provider has themselves. Not everyone has the same communication skills. Sometimes, a service provider's lack...