How to Have a Successful Online Therapy Session

Preparation makes a big difference! If you’ve ever had a friend drop in unexpectedly, perhaps you made the best of it. Maybe you had a variety of beverages at hand, and some delectable finger-food to arrange hastily on a tray. Or maybe all you had was bottled water and that box of Bugles that had… Continue reading How to Have a Successful Online Therapy Session

Has Hypnosis Finally Been Vindicated by Neuroscience?

It may be all in your mind, but brain scans suggest the effects are real. Source: Has Hypnosis Finally Been Vindicated by Neuroscience? This link will take you to a well-written summary of neuroscience research that illustrates how the brain responds to the experience of hypnosis. From New York Magazine, Nov. 21, 2016  

Is Hypnotherapy More Than Hype?

Hypnotherapy might be more helpful than you think. Consumer Reports fills you in what you need to know and explains whether this therapy is more than hype. Source: Is Hypnotherapy More Than Hype? The Source link will take you to an article from Consumer Reports – it does a nice job of outlining some of… Continue reading Is Hypnotherapy More Than Hype?

OCD Doesn’t Always Strike Alone

OCD’s Companions The link will take you to an article on PsychCentral. The author makes the important point that rarely do we suffer in a unidimensional manner. Problems can show up in clusters. That’s why it’s so important to get a thorough assessment that guides treatment. Make sure you tell your therapist all the symptoms… Continue reading OCD Doesn’t Always Strike Alone

Making it Through the Holidays

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

Top 100 Special Needs Resources on the Web » PhD in Special Education

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

Sacrificing sleep to study can lead to academic problems

I don’t have anything against hard work – but it’s critical to consider the consequences of our choices. When you protect the quality of your sleep, you set yourself up for better health, better mood, better focus. And – likely – better grades. How might you do this: be realistic about how much you can… Continue reading Sacrificing sleep to study can lead to academic problems

Health care after SCOTUS decision

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/766600?sssdmh=dm1.798516&src=nldne There’s no shortage of controversy about the Affordable Care Act – but one bright note is that people who need access to mental health care might get it with fewer hassles as the features of the law are implemented over the course of time. Though it is hard to get the facts about ACA,… Continue reading Health care after SCOTUS decision