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  • [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

  • [Read Article] ART THERAPY AND SPECIAL EDUCATION

    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

  • [Read Article] A Daughter's Memories on Father's Day

    My Dad passed away on Christmas Day 8 years ago. It was sad of course, because he was gone. But it brought some peace too, because he had battled Parkinson's disease for 4 ½ years, and as my step-brother said, “Christmas was Dad's favorite holiday.

    Published: Sun June 13, 2010

  • [Read Article] Coping with Cancer

    Breast cancer continues to be the most common cancer in women in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 192,370 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year. Today there are about 2.5 million breast cancer su

    Published: Fri October 08, 2010

  • [Read Article] Lessons From Littleton

    With the recent anniversary of the Columbine School shooting I want to share some thoughts that remain true today. I loved my community in Columbine - Littleton, Colorado. I moved there in 1985 to work, live and raise my children. I picked this pla

    Published: Tue May 25, 2010

  • [Read Article] Divorce Strategies: Co-Parenting for Back-to-School

    Parents must realize that by definition, co-parenting means each parent must give up some control over the children’s lives. The other parent might choose another outfit for the first day of school, pay for tennis lessons instead of encouraging the

    Published: Tue July 27, 2010

  • [Read Article] Does Your Child Have an Eating Disorder? What Parents Need to Know

    Eating disorders, contrary to popular belief, are not principally about food, eating, or weight management. The assumption is that anorexics starve themselves and bulimics overeat and purge, but the issues are much more complex. Anorexia nervosa and

    Published: Sun May 23, 2010

  • [Read Article] Holiday Derpression

    Many factors can cause the "holiday blues": stress, fatigue, unrealistic expectations, over-commercialization, financial constraints, and the inability to be with one’s family and friends. The demands of shopping, parties, family reunions, and house

    Published: Tue November 02, 2010

  • [Read Article] Inspiration from Music: Dolly Parton's "Better Get To Livin"

    In my work as a psychotherapist and life coach, I am always grateful for the many and varied sources of inspiration that come my way. The latest uplifting piece of material I’ve come across is in music, in a relatively new song by country/pop sta

    Published: Wed June 09, 2010