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October 8, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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This Type Of Therapy Improves The Communication Skills Of Children With Autism

October 8, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children is 1 in 59 and boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls. Research has shown that early intervention can help improve communication skills and the most well known autism therapy is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). A new study looked at a type of ABA which is showing great promise in helping children with autism. [More]

January 4, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Can Telehealth Solutions Replace In-Person Therapy?

January 4, 2019 09:10 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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More health plans offer telehealth as a service, including for mental health concerns, as research shows telehealth is effective. But will the increase in telehealth services improve mental health treatment, with more people seeking it out in the privacy of their homes or a more viable option for those in rural areas? Or will it become less effective with issues such as subtle nuances of body language missed on a video? [More]

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

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Nintendo CEO Dies at Age 55, Leaving a Legacy of Happiness

July 17, 2015 07:55 by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate  [About the Author]

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The same day that Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo for more than a decade, passed away from a long growing tumor, there was a rainbow seen over the headquarters of the gaming giant’s headquarters in Kyoto. This symbol served as an appropriate tribute to the man who ushered in an age of cross cultural, cross national and cross age interaction with technology. Iwata had a vision of future with video games that made them accessible all kinds of people, especially those who had never felt comfortable with them before. [More]

July 3, 2015
by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D.

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The Power in the Practice of Mindfulness

July 3, 2015 23:59 by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D.  [About the Author]

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Although the brain is complex, it requires regular maintenance in order to operate at its full capacity. Mindfulness is likened to closing the apps running in the background on a smart phone in order to increase speed and performance. Slowing down and living in the moment can actually improve the function of the mind, body, and overall life experience (Albeinz & Holmes, 2000). [More]

March 9, 2015
by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

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Exercise and Mental Health....The Missing Link?

March 9, 2015 07:55 by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D  [About the Author]

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The benefits of exercise have been explored for decades. The profit of a holistic approach to psychotherapy that incorporates a physical regime may improve outcomes in mental health treatment (Weir, 2011). Three exercise routines per week, lasting 20-30 minutes in conjunction with psychotherapy and a concurrent medication regime has been associated with enhanced mental health treatment. [More]

February 11, 2015
by Juliana Fruhling,MA-MFT, RCC

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Doctor's Orders- Time to Play Evidence Suggests

February 11, 2015 11:30 by Juliana Fruhling,MA-MFT, RCC  [About the Author]

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Research has shown that one tool that has proven to be effective in reducing anxiety in young children is educating parents to engage with their children in Non-Directive Play, also known as Child-Centred Play. Non-Directive Play Therapy has been practiced for years as an effective therapeutic technique to use with young children. [More]

February 4, 2015
by Dr. Tony Victor D.Min., LCPC

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New Ideas on the Link Between the Brain and Perception

February 4, 2015 07:55 by Dr. Tony Victor D.Min., LCPC  [About the Author]

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When lovers recognize that the perceptions of self and their partners are unconscious representations of their dream love, self, and an idealized relationship being experienced as reality they can recreate the relationship of their dreams. When lovers become consciously aware of their perceptions, the origin of those perceptions, and the meaning of those perceptions, they can move toward the third stage of romantic relationship—The True Love Stage. [More]

January 21, 2015
by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd

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Mental Health and Aging

January 21, 2015 07:55 by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd  [About the Author]

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Not only are body functions affected by aging. Cognitive and emotional functions also fall prey to the aging process. The later years often bring on mental health problems for the first time in older people. According to Rollins (2008), Baby Boomers will largely ignore the past stigma associated with seeking help for emotional problems and will seek the therapy services they need to deal with the emotional aspects of aging. [More]