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Drug Rehab

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Alcohol and Drugs Misuse, Problems | 4 comments

The moment a person realizes that they or a loved one needs help with a drug or alcohol problem can be one that’s wrought with pain. But the admittance of a problem brings hope for a solution. Committing to a solution can be a scary step for the person suffering through addiction, as well as for those surrounding him or her. Today’s drug rehab programs provide an effective avenue toward hope and healing, while also removing the scariness and discomfort that was associated with substance abuse treatment in the past. The information...

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Antidepressants And Weight loss

Posted by on Apr 25, 2012 in Depression | 0 comments

Studies have shown that there is a close relationship between antidepressants and weight loss, depending on the type of antidepressant used. There are many medications that have been researched and shown to have a link between antidepressants and weight loss. How the relationship between antidepressants and weight loss is dependant on several factors, such as a major increase in a patient’s metabolism, the ability to burn off more calories which overlap with faster metabolism, and can reduce appetites in patients, causing the patients to...

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Antidepressant Medications

Posted by on Apr 25, 2012 in Depression | 0 comments

“Antidepressant drugs are not habit-forming, however, as is the case with any type of medication prescribed for more than a few days, antidepressants have to be carefully monitored to see if the correct dosage is being given.” “Engage the depressed person in conversation and listen carefully and do not disparage feelings expressed, but point out realities and offer hope, and lastly do not ignore remarks about suicide, Report them to the depressed person’s therapist.” Antidepressant Medications “It is...

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Integrative Therapy Workshop Bundle

Posted by on Apr 8, 2012 in Professional CE Workshops Bundles | 0 comments

This bundle is comprised of two workshops [5 APA CE credits] 1. Introduction to Psychotherapy Integration Recent developments in cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic psychotherapies have seen a convergence of distinct and seemingly antithetical traditions. This allows for the possibility of integration of these two models as well as with humanistic and interpersonal approaches. [ more ] 2. A Dialectical Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration The basic definitions of psychotherapy integration are outlined and developed, providing a...

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Feminist Therapy Workshop Bundle

Posted by on Apr 8, 2012 in Professional CE Workshops Bundles | 0 comments

This bundle is comprised of three workshops [5 APA CE credits 1. Discourses in the mirrored room: A Postmodern Critique of Therapy An exquisitely crafted workshop by one of the field’s preeminent postmodern feminist thinkers. The workshop takes you through a closeup view of Rachel Hare-Mustin’s approach to therapy, provides a critique of the dominant trends of psychological practice, addresses gender inequality within the therapy room, and offers insight in ways that we might change our practice. [ more ] 2. Integrating Feminist...

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Brief Therapy Workshop Bundle

Posted by on Apr 8, 2012 in Professional CE Workshops Bundles | 0 comments

This bundle is comprised of three workshops [9 APA CE credits 1. The Heroic Client—Principles in Solution Focused Therapy The workshop takes a thorough and close up look at the research and outcome studies analysing the use of medication and the utility of DSM diagnosis within the context of therapy and client change. [ more ] 2. Narrative Therapy Stephen Madigan presents a variety of Narrative practices, including externalizing, deconstructing, and re-authoring. Applications to problems of depression and anxiety. [ more ] 3. A...

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Revitalizing Your Relationship

Posted by on Apr 7, 2012 in Features | 0 comments

by Michele Weiner-Davis, Ph.D. Michele Weiner-Davis has written numerous books that have been helpful to both therapists and consumers of therapy. As the author of “Divorce Busting”: A Step-by-Step Approach to Making Your Marriage Loving Again, she has the following advice to offer couples. Time Together Couples need to make their relationships a priority. I believe the single biggest contributing factor to a breakdown in relationships today is the fact that couples aren’t spending enough time together. The relationship gets...

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Taking the Hassle Out of School

Posted by on Apr 7, 2012 in Features | 0 comments

by Dorothea Lewis and Aileen Cheshire, New Zealand We see harassment as a school context and culture problem that affects the whole school community, rather than as a problem of individual children identified as “victims” or “bullies”. The later individual approach gets adults trying to teach young people to be either more assertive or less aggressive. That approach can also lead to feelings of isolation, deficiency, vulnerability, anger, and resentment. It can replicate the “power over” relationship...

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Do One Thing Different

Posted by on Apr 7, 2012 in Features | 0 comments

“Do One Thing Different” by Bill O’Hanlon, M.S. Mr. O’Hanlon is the author of 16 books; he teaches seminars worldwide; and he has reached thousands through his website www.doonethingdifferent.com. “Do One Thing Different” is a commonsense approach that changes your life and solves problems. It has two main components: changing what you do changing how you view things. Insanity is Doing the Same Thing Over and Over Again (and Expecting Different Results) Most people do not have enough time to spend...

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Connecting to Grief: Men’s Paths to Healing

Posted by on Apr 6, 2012 in Features | 0 comments

by Tom Golden, LICSW “Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing” by Tom Golden, LICSW Connecting to Grief: Men’s Paths to Healing My father died in November of 1994. During the week of his funeral my brother and I decided to design and construct the container for my father’s ashes. That week my brother, Joel, and I spent time in my parent’s garage, which had doubled as my father’s workshop, planning and constructing his memorial container. During this time the men who came to visit our...

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