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Children’s Behavior Problems: Not Always What They Seem

Children’s Behavior Problems: Not Always What They Seem Figuring out and helping young children with “bad” behavior By Julie Maccarin, Ph.D., OT/L In my work, I am often asked to see young children with behavior problems. I like to think of my work … Continue reading

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Nonverbal Cues in Psychotherapy Related to Culture

Nonverbal Cues in Psychotherapy Related to Culture by Diane A. Suffridge, Ph.D. “I recently had a first session with a client who immigrated from India last year. I’m Caucasian and haven’t lived outside the United States. My client didn’t seem … Continue reading

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Having Difficult Conversations

Having Difficult Conversations by Diane A. Suffridge, Ph.D. “I have a client who has been 10-15 minutes late to every session since we started meeting three months ago.  My supervisor says I need to talk with her about this, but I’m … Continue reading

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Changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5

Changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5 by Diane Suffridge, Ph.D. The DSM-5 (it is “5” rather than “V”) was published in May 2013 but many agencies are not yet using it or are just beginning to transition to the new version.  … Continue reading

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Using Technology to Enhance Attachment Security

Your text message made me feel 🙂 Using technology to enhance attachment security  by Daniel Sonkin, Ph.D. “I received a text message from my wife, and before I even read it, I smiled!” John Bowlby’s attachment theory (1969, 1973, 1980) revolutionized … Continue reading

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Working with depression

Working with depression  By Diane Suffridge “I’m worried about one of my clients who was very depressed and overwhelmed in our last session.  How should I decide whether to call her before our next session?” This is a common and … Continue reading

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Challenges of parents of adolescents

(Originally published: http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_24889178/marin-voice-challenges-parents-adolescents#) Marin Voice: Challenges of parents of adolescents By Roberta Seifert, Ph.D. and Mark Phillips IN THE BOOK, “The Good Marriage,” by the late Marin psychologist, Judith Wallerstein, the section on adolescence was called “Adolescence: A Wolf in Denim … Continue reading

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Parenting After Separation or Divorce

PARENTING AFTER SEPARATION OR DIVORCE By Annette Holloway, PsyD Many families are faced with questions about how to best raise children when the adults don’t live together any more. This is particularly difficult when you are feeling angry, hurt or … Continue reading

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The MCPA Birding Adventure 2012

The MCPA Birding Adventure by Jeffrey Martin, Ph.D. Snowy Egret Our day was very successful with curious eyes magically transforming duck ponds into diverse wildlife habitats. The sun was shining bright as were the bright colors and designs on species … Continue reading

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Get Involved, we need you in MCPA and CPA

Get Involved, we need you in MCPA and CPA Thoughts from Beth Cooper Tabakin, Ph.D. Have you ever wondered how to increase your professional wellness? One of the answers may be as simple as joining and participating in one of … Continue reading

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