10 Things You Should Know About Dual Diagnosis Treatment

The term “dual diagnosis” refers to someone dealing with a drug or alcohol addiction and a co-occurring mental health condition. The issues often present together because drugs and alcohol are used by some in an attempt to self-medicate the symptoms of an undiagnosed mental illness (from bipolar or anxiety to PTSD, trauma or depression) or…

Fighting Dementia in Seniors With Creativity

According to the World Health Organization, 35.6 million people worldwide are suffering from dementia, and that number is expected to double by 2030 and then triple by 2050. For seniors, the problem can be even more widespread. With such a rapid rate of growth, the need for new and innovative coping strategies is more urgent…

Treatment for Trauma

We’ve all likely experienced or witnessed a traumatic event at some point, whether it was a car accident, a devastating breakup or divorce, the death of a loved one, or losing a job or a house. It impacts us deeply and the fallout is felt in a number of ways: we’re tired, depressed, irritable or…

8.17.18 – Screens, Tweens, and Teens: What Do We Know and What Can We Do?

Program Overview and Objectives A recent finding by the Common Sense Media Census (October, 2017) found that tweens (8-12) use an average of six hours and teens (13-18) use an average of nine hours of entertainment media per day, not including time spent using media for school or homework. As more and more of our…

9.12.18 – Ethics Reboot: Aligning Your Digital Practices with Current Ethical Standards

Program Overview and Objectives Ethics shape our sense of right and wrong, and inform our everyday professional actions. With the increasing use of technology in personal and professional settings, new and complex ethical issues arise. This workshop will explore ethical standards from a variety of disciplines related to the use of technology and social media…

10.4.18 – Advanced Issues in Suicide Intervention

Program Overview and Objectives This is not an introductory workshop on crisis intervention. For those involved in advanced clinical work, we will consider issues in working with suicidal persons, including prevention, intervention and aftermath. Topics include ethical issues, work with persons with chronic or terminal illnesses, self-injurious behaviors, legal and clinical standards of care, the…