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Things to Consider When Relocating your Aging Parents
posted by Gary Gilles, LCPC on Oct 24th 2014
Things to Consider When Relocating your Aging Parents"Whenever possible, the decision to relocate a parent should be openly discussed with the parent and any adult children in the family. These discussions are an essential first step when you are trying to decide whether relocating is the right thing to do. Active communication among family members can create a strong support system for the parent and all family members involved. Together, the family should talk about all residential options, each person's role in the transition, the type of care to be provided, changes in lifestyle, finances, and the physical setting of the new home." More...
Alcohol and the Brain
posted by Randi Fredricks, Ph.D. on Oct 23rd 2014
Alcohol and the Brain"The evidence on how alcohol affects the brain are clear; problems walking, slurred speech, impaired vision, slowed reaction times, and poor memory. Fortunately, these difficulties typically resolve quickly after drinking stops. More serious issues arise when an individual drinks heavily over a long period of time. In fact, research has indicated that the impact alcohol has on the brain can persist long after a person achieves sobriety. The manner in which alcohol affects the brain and the potential of reversing the effects heavy drinking has been heavily researched." More...
Excuses, Excuses
posted by Melanie Rudnick on Oct 22nd 2014
Excuses, Excuses"It's that time of year again! There is candy everywhere…in bowls in doctors' offices, on huge displays in stores, on my kitchen counter staring at me as it sits patiently waiting for trick-or-treaters. It's the perfect time for excuses.Many people will use Halloween as a reason to "be bad." Next thing you know, it's Thanksgiving, then Christmas time, and then it's back to your annual New Year's resolution to "be good" again. " More...
What is a Family "System?"
posted by Gary Gilles, LCPC on Oct 21st 2014
What is a Family "System?""It is relatively easy to understand the structure of a family system but more difficult to understand the inner workings of how that system functions. " More...
Another Gizmo: Electronic Health Record (EHR) and the Digital Pen
posted by Terry McLeod on Oct 20th 2014
Another Gizmo: Electronic Health Record (EHR) and the Digital Pen"Oh boy. Another gizmo for the Electronic Health Record (EHR). Actually, I like digital gizmos, especially when they have a practical application. At first glance, the Digital Pen in use with Next Step Solutions has a fit in the Mental Health and Addictions treatment EHR landscape. " More...
A Mistake Is but an Error: An Ironic-Poetic Odyssey for Human Authenticity and Audacity
posted by Mark Gorkin, LCSW ("The Stress Doc") on Oct 20th 2014
A Mistake Is but an Error: An Ironic-Poetic Odyssey for Human Authenticity and Audacity"A mistake is but an error, Why the reign of holy terror? Must there always be a loser? Is it really now or never? Don't let hyper-controlling order, Invade a sense of your own border. Life and death is true urgency…All else is but priority!" More...
Ways to Connect with your Child in a Fast-Paced World
posted by Gary Gilles, LCPC on Oct 17th 2014
Ways to Connect with your Child in a Fast-Paced World"So, it is no secret that we live in a fast-paced world and we aren't going to slow it down much by ourselves. But we can focus our limited attention in ways that seem to slow it down enough to make meaningful contact with our children. And that is something worth your limited time. You want to stay connected to your child and the best way to do this is to deliberately make an effort to talk with them. Here are a few suggestions of how to slow down your world and your child's enough to make meaningful points of contact." More...
9 Clever Ways to Gain Confidence
posted by Mandy Kloppers on Oct 16th 2014
 9 Clever Ways to Gain Confidence"How do you gain confidence? Many people seem to think confidence is something that you find. An elusive substance that you can obtain through certain activities. Common examples I come across:" More...
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