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  • 02 Nov 2016 12:07 AM | CSWA Administrator (Administrator)

    Most of us connote loneliness as a negative state, but what if it is adaptive?  When would it be useful or crucial for our survival?  This interesting essay looks at the neurological function of loneliness.  Take a peek.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/loneliness-can-be-depressing-but-it-may-have-helped-humans-survive/2016/09/02/c01a15f4-38a0-11e6-8f7c-d4c723a2becb_story.html

  • 02 Nov 2016 12:07 AM | CSWA Administrator (Administrator)

    We are never far from our electronic devices, utilizing them in work and home.  With the increased demands from clients and other professionals for online response, we have opened the door to the potential of violation of the confidentiality of our clients.  There are some simple solutions to provide enough protection to avoid liability.  Read on for some small but significant ways to protect both you and the client.

    https://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/blog/details/781/protecting-your-therapy-clients-in-an-age-of-technology


  • 02 Nov 2016 12:06 AM | CSWA Administrator (Administrator)

    Much in the news today about the autism spectrum.  Picturing it, it’s a boy that comes to mind.  But in actuality, it affects girls almost as much as boys.  Girls though have better alignment sociologically, being able to minimize the apparent isolation of autism.  Girls mimic others and can approximate the norm through that imitation.  Watch this video for a very comprehensive look at this spectrum.

    https://vimeo.com/122940958

  • 01 Sep 2016 12:08 PM | CSWA Administrator (Administrator)

    We have been hearing a lot lately about mentalization.  But is this just and old idea dressed up in new clothes?  Or is it a matter of further exploring the essence of the relationship?  How do you see it and how do I?

    https://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/blog/details/972/what-is-mentalization

  • 01 Sep 2016 12:07 PM | CSWA Administrator (Administrator)

    What do teens want from therapy?  Nothing and no one….

    How to engage?  Lots of our lessons from psychoanalysis won’t work, so what will?   They won’t play by the established rules so how do we break through? 

    https://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/blog/details/992/what-works-with-teen-clients-in-therapy?

  • 01 Sep 2016 12:06 PM | CSWA Administrator (Administrator)

    Adverse childhood experiences are unfortunately a significant predictor of adult onset of chronic physical illness.  Coupled with that proclivity are alcoholism, domestic violence, and suicidality.

    This article delivers the inventory on ACE and one on Resilience, enhancing your wealth of patient questionnaires.

    https://acestoohigh.com/got-your-ace-score/

    Short Video on Brain Development: companion to ACE Scores material

    http://www.albertafamilywellness.org/resources/video/how-brains-are-built-core-story-brain-development

  • 01 Aug 2016 2:00 PM | CSWA Administrator (Administrator)

    You Tube might be a vehicle to help an anxious patient move from predicting negative outcomes.  Would you be willing to try some of these  expressive techniques to help build coping skills when faced with fears? Read on for some innovative suggestions.

    https://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/blog/details/773/getting-your-stuck-clients-comfortable-with-discomfort


  • 01 Aug 2016 2:00 PM | CSWA Administrator (Administrator)

    How can we help parents to deal with transgender children?  The Ackerman Institute is working to offer a range of gender affirmative services.  The early struggles to adapt can be fraught with many difficult emotions.  This program offers a sense of community as well as information to help with moving forward.

    https://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/blog/details/775/parenting-(and-growing-up-as)-a-transgender-child?


  • 01 Aug 2016 1:59 PM | CSWA Administrator (Administrator)

    Studies have been done since the early 1900’s looking at city living and its effect on the population.  This article highlights some of the recent analyses of urban living and schizophrenia and psychosis.  Why isn’t there greater frequency of depression?  What might influence increases in psychosis.  Read on…..

    http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/07/the-enigma-of-urban-psychosis/491141

  • 10 Jul 2016 3:59 AM | CSWA Administrator (Administrator)

    Plans = No Action …..the ultimate issue in procrastination.  What is the cause of this behavior?  How can we meet the objectives of the future here in the present?  Read on for strategies to improve.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-clear/the-akrasia-effect-why-we_b_10576458.html


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