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  • [Read Article] The "Third Candle" in Relationships

    Who am I without you? In a healthy relationship, the right answer is me. I am who I am, and with you I am more (and so are you). I am not diminished by you, nor are you by me. We are we. For many couples, the process of defining appropriate em

    Published: Fri March 12, 2010

  • [Read Article] Depression

    Good Morning, Heartache. You wake up in the morning and take another pill so you can sleep until noon. You think that maybe if you can manage to miss half the day the other half won’t hurt so much. Getting out of bed is like trying to walk righ

    Published: Wed May 05, 2010

  • [Read Article] The Hidden Agenda In Relationships

    All relationships have hidden agendas or unexpressed expectations. This axiom includes marital, familial, social, educational, business, political and virtually every other type of relationship. In a manual on marital therapy, Dr. Peter Martin prese

    Published: Tue March 16, 2010

  • [Read Article] Family Therapy is Cutting Edge Treatment for a Family Disease

    Eating disorders are family diseases. When young children, teens and young adults who live at home become afflicted with an eating disorder, everybody who comes in contact with that individual suffers - including parents, siblings and extend

    Published: Mon May 10, 2010

  • [Read Article] Good Person, Bad Therapy?

    After twenty-seven years of practice, I can confidently say that most therapists are good people. So the likelihood of you finding one who means well, listens carefully, and cares about you is excellent. But these characteristics alone—while criti

    Published: Fri February 26, 2010

  • [Read Article] Parenting 'Special Needs' Children

    Parenting can be rewarding and challenging, as well as demanding and discouraging – especially in a family where there is a “special needs” child. By “special needs” I am referring to those persons who have been assessed by qualified profe

    Published: Wed March 10, 2010

  • [Read Article] Pathological gambling may be successfully treated with medications for substance addiction

    Researchers study how the urge to gamble is suppressed Pathological gambling can be successfully treated with medications that decrease urges and increase inhibitions, according to researchers at the annual meeting of the American College of Neur

    Published: Tue May 11, 2010

  • [Read Article] Some bullies are just the shy type: New research shows a darker side to social anxiety disorder

    When you think of people suffering from social anxiety, you probably characterize them as shy, inhibitive and submissive. However, new research from psychologists Todd Kashdan and Patrick McKnight at George Mason University suggests that there is a

    Published: Tue April 20, 2010

  • [Read Article] Beyond postpartum--treating depression in mothers of older children

    Depression among economically disadvantaged mothers could last well beyond the postpartum period and become a chronic condition, suggests a new study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine. The study also finds that symptoms could improve with brie

    Published: Fri May 21, 2010


    Art therapists who are interested in working in the public schools might find it helpful to understand the special education system and how art therapy services can be utilized in a special education setting. A good place to start with is the Indivi

    Published: Wed August 11, 2010