When you live in Omaha, NE – or the surrounding area – dealing with the gloom of an overcast sky or the drama of dodging the potholes on the roadway are a part of life we all understand. And, mostly, we deal with it, knowing that milder weather, sunnier days, and repaired streets will all come our way in due time.
Unbeknownst to most mental health consumers, a change went into effect in January, 2013 that may have far-reaching ramifications for those receiving outpatient psychotherapy. For the first time in 15 years, changes were made to the coding system used to describe and bill for mental health treatment. This change has resulted in chaos for many… Continue reading Who Killed the 50 minute session? What Consumers Should Know about Changes to Psychotherapy Sessions in 2013
Journalism resource guide – from The Carter Center Journalists will find this new resource a helpful tool when reporting stories that include individuals with behavioral health concerns. The Carter Center published the Journalism Resource Guide on Behavioral Health that aims to increase accurate reporting of behavioral health issues, decrease stereotypes, and help reporters better understand… Continue reading Journalism Resource Guide on Behavioral Health – SAMHSA News
The Storm of Sex Addiction: Rescue and Recovery Connie Lofgreen, MSW, CSAT I recently sat down with Connie Lofgreen’s 2012 book: The Storm of Sex Addiction. The book masterfully weaves together Lofgreen’s clinical perspective, research data, case vignettes, and ideas for family, couple & individual growth. It’s clear from the start that the author cares… Continue reading Book Review: The Storm of Sex Addiction
Confront abuse by believing. Yes, start by believing – Beyond Meds. A simple, powerful idea. The link will take you to a short summary and a video
Making it Through the Holidays – Christine M. Valentin, LCSW. The above link will take you to a well-crafted article from a New York City based social worker. Christine has done a great job of reminding her readers of the importance of self-care, being gentle and realistic with ourselves, and reaching out for support as… Continue reading Making it Through the Holidays
Help for Difficult Financial Times | USA.gov Despite word that some sectors of the economy are moving in the right direction, you might still need some help with finding resources. Or maybe you know someone else who could use this information. Pass it along!
Top 100 Special Needs Resources on the Web » PhD in Special Education This resource list was put together by another group – but it appears to offer an excellent range of reviewed sites relevant to both professionals and parents of special needs children looking for help. While I cannot endorse any one of these… Continue reading Top 100 Special Needs Resources on the Web » PhD in Special Education