4 08, 2017

Sleep Hack

By | August 4th, 2017|Sleep Sense|

We hear a lot about “life hacks,” simple things that we can do to improve our lives. Research shows that the #1 life hack is better sleep. Better sleep improves your health, mood, performance at work or school, even your social life. Did you know that you look more attractive to others when you have had a good night sleep?

25 07, 2017

Handling Poor Treatment Response with Adolescents

By | July 25th, 2017|Partner Perspectives|

Psychotherapy with adolescents is a difficult proposition. Research suggests that adolescents do not do as well as adults in psychotherapy and that they tend to dropout or refuse treatment more often. The cognitive-behavioral treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is no exception.

25 07, 2017

Little Worriers

By | July 25th, 2017|Kid Korner, Partner Perspectives|

Worries and fears are a typical part of early childhood. Most children outgrow their fears with little or no impact on their social, emotional, or intellectual development. Little worriers, on the other hand, do not outgrow their fears and over time experience a myriad of problems.

12 06, 2017

Harnessing Your Attention: A Powerful Tool in Your Parenting Toolkit

By | June 12th, 2017|Kid Korner|

It’s no secret that kids crave attention—in fact, parents’ attention can be the most powerful reinforcement a child can receive. And that goes for positive as well as negative attention—whether you’re complimenting your child or yelling at him. Therefore, it’s important to know how to use your attention wisely.

26 05, 2017

How to Survive Finals: Tips for being prepared and coping well with the intensity of finals

By | May 26th, 2017|Teen Topics|

Finals time of year can be intense. Let’s be honest, for many students, it is the most stressful time of the year. Here are some tips that can help finals-takers with managing time, managing stress, and having a successful finals week.

25 05, 2017

How Families Can Help a Love One Who Hoards

By | May 25th, 2017|Partner Perspectives|

If your loved one suffers from hoarding disorder, you’ve likely tried to help. You may have offered to clean her home or to hire someone to do it. You may have suggested that your loved one meet with a therapist or talk about the problem with a doctor; you may have purchased books on the […]

9 05, 2017

Two Willingness Strategies in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

By | May 9th, 2017|Partner Perspectives|

Although cognitive-behavior therapy helps many clients with anxiety disorders, the exposure tasks, which are central to overcoming an anxiety disorder, are not easy. Because exposure to anxiety-evoking situations is difficult, attending to your client’s willingness throughout treatment is essential to a good outcome. Here are two standard cognitive-behavioral strategies to enhance willingness.

9 05, 2017

Perfectionism: When setting high standards backfires

By | May 9th, 2017|Partner Perspectives|

Striving to do well is a positive attribute as long as there are no negative consequences for doing so. A healthy desire to excel and achieve high standards is one thing. Perfectionism, though, can be problematic if you evaluate yourself based on self-imposed, highly demanding standards, especially in areas of life that are important to […]

12 04, 2017

Why it’s worth it: Committing to ERP for OCD during treatment and beyond!

By | April 12th, 2017|From OCD to Anxiety|

Many people feel hopeful after reading about OCD and learning that treatment may help them.  At the same time, as they learn about what exposure and response prevention (ERP) entails, they often feel caught between a rock and a hard place. As awful as OCD is, therapy that involves facing your worst fears may also […]

22 03, 2017

Enhancing Adherence with Bibliotherapy

By | March 22nd, 2017|Partner Perspectives|

Self-help reading is often assigned as an extra-therapy activity and, like any homework assignment, thoughtful planning on the part of the therapist can mean the difference between a homework assignment that is completed or not. The following guidelines can improve the likelihood that clients will understand and complete self-help readings.

Never assign a self-help reading that […]