Theravive Home

The Latest in Therapy News

October 19, 2015
by Mary Horn, Psy.D.

bigstock crime scene investigation 74183785 1

Can We Stop the Mass Shootings In the United States?

October 19, 2015 05:55 by Mary Horn, Psy.D.

bigstock crime scene investigation 74183785 1
Lately a common news topic is mass murder/suicide. With the media reporting shootings about once a month (lately sometimes more), we are left with anguish, heartbreak, anger, confusion and fear. Besides grief, the aftermath always includes the questions of why it happened and how it could have been prevented or foreseen. [More]

October 5, 2015
by Eric Ellis, Psy.D.

Breaking the Stigma of Psychosomatization

October 5, 2015 05:55 by Eric Ellis, Psy.D.

If you are suffering from a so-called psychosomatic disorder, you know how deflating it can be to go to the doctor and be told the problem is in your head. Unfortunately, this experience gives people the false impression that there symptoms are not real. In this video podcast, learn how to contextualize so-called psychosomatic issues in a western medicine world. [More]

October 3, 2015
by Theravive

bigstock defocussed concert crowd at mu 83956181

Hajj Takes Over 1000 Lives- Brutal Stampede

October 3, 2015 05:55 by Theravive

bigstock defocussed concert crowd at mu 83956181
In the deadliest incident in 25 years, more than 1000 people are dead and over 900 injured during the last rituals of the Hajj, the Islamic annual pilgrimage that takes place each year in Saudi Arabia. The stampede occurred during a ritual called “stoning the devil” on Thursday, with some pilgrims saving their entire lives in order to participate. The event was held in a tent city about two miles from the holy site in Islam’s holiest city, Mecca. More than 2 million pilgrims attend the Hajj in Saudi Arabia. The pilgrimage is a requirement of Islam that all Muslims make the pilgrims at least once in their lives. [More]

October 2, 2015
by Alicia Meade, MA, LCSW

football

Football Season Starts With a Blow- Why So Much Aggression?

October 2, 2015 05:55 by Alicia Meade, MA, LCSW

football
September has been a newsworthy month for high school football but not for reasons that are positive. First there was the incident involving two Texas high school students blindsiding a defenseless football official with a brutal tackle during the last few minutes of a game. Then there was the Linden High School athlete who pulled off the football helmet of another player from the opposing team, striking him in the head until 10 stitches were required. Given the recent level of poor sportsmanship in high school football, many are left wondering what is going on. [More]

September 29, 2015
by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate

hiv

Danny Pintauro from Who’s the Boss Reveals Secret

September 29, 2015 05:55 by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate

hiv
This weekend we were stunned to find out that Danny Pintauro, the child star of Who’s the Boss for 8 years in the 1980’s, revealed to Oprah Winfrey on Friday that he has been HIV positive for 12 years. Danny chose to keep his diagnosis a secret for over a decade because he says that he just wasn’t ready to have what he knew would be a huge conversation about the issue, in addition to sharing something that was deeply personal about himself. [More]

September 28, 2015
by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT

foster

California Reforms to Curb Excessive Use of Psychotropic Medications on Foster Youth: A Breaking New Initiative

September 28, 2015 05:55 by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT

foster
After three years of joining efforts with more than 100 high-level health care professionals, attorneys, foster youth/caregivers/advocates, and the Department of Social Services, California has unveiled a sweeping set of guidelines aimed at cracking down on the overuse of psychiatric medication in foster care (de Sá, April 2015). The exhaustive efforts began in 2012 and have given birth to the new proposed measures which recently passed the Senate and are now in the Assembly to be finalized (de Sá, July 2015). [More]

September 26, 2015
by Henry M. Pittman, MA

tracymorgan

Tracy Morgan: The New Face of Traumatic Brain Injury

September 26, 2015 08:00 by Henry M. Pittman, MA

tracymorgan
The world received a pleasant surprise during the 2015 67th Annual Emmy Awards that honors prime time television. It had nothing to do with who won outstanding writing, directing, or acting award. The spot light was on the last presenter of the last award, which once again, the surprise had nothing to do with the category, but the presenter, Tracy Morgan. It has been over a year since he had appeared in Hollywood (Rose, 2015). He has been out of the spotlight not due to unable to obtain work in film, TV, or stand up. Tracy’s absence is due to recovery from a motor vehicle accident that killed one, injured many, and left him with traumatic brain injury along with other injuries. [More]

September 21, 2015
by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate

pope francis 1

The Papal Visit: Seismic Social Change and Theories of Human Development

September 21, 2015 02:13 by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate

pope francis 1
The Papal visit to North America in late September is expected to bring with it a wave of not only spiritual change but social change as well. More than any other pope in history, Pope Francis has proved to be concerned with the way in which his power is able to affect the lives of people across a broad swathe of society. This leader, who has cast himself as more than a spiritual guide and more than a political figurehead, is poised to offer a challenge to millions to change the way that they think about social justice, the way that they think about others, and even the way that they see themselves within their own world. [More]

September 17, 2015
by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate

newyorkfashionweek

Breaking Social Stigma at New York Fashion Week

September 17, 2015 05:41 by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate

newyorkfashionweek
New York Fashion Week is not an event that is known for its inclusive nature, as couture modeling is often associated with waifish models in outrageous clothing that has become a media circus full of high profile celebrities. Nonetheless, it continues to harness a great deal of media coverage and is becoming an effective means of bringing light to issues. This year the Fall version of New York Fashion Week has among its runway newcomers an young woman who has been for the past six months working to redefine beauty. Her name is Madeline Stuart, and she is an 18 year old with Down Syndrome. [More]