Postpartum Depression What You Need to Know
Biofeedback, Learning to Control your Body Against Pain and Anxiety by Dr. Bruce Levine
Most people have heard of “biofeedback” but don’t really know what it is, how it works or why it might be useful in chronic pain disorders. Let’s consider that “biofeedback” includes “bio” (biological functions of the body, mostly those that are not in our conscious awarenessRead More
Using Words to Contend with Feelings by Dr. Barney Greenspan
The use of words is often least appreciated when mastering feelings. In infants, feelings are experienced as bodily sensations, pleasant or unpleasant, and are communicated through bodily actions (screaming, crying and as motility develops, in kicking, pushing, hitting and running).Read More
A Different Approach: Make Room for Worry
Many of us experience the nagging presence of worry. About to drift off to sleep? Not so fast, you forgot to worry about tomorrow. Feeling excited about your new job? Wait, did you think about all that could possibly go wrong? This pattern of a thought or emotion followed by worry or anxiety is very common.Read More
Healthcare Topics & Issues
Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental delays are often the first to recognize and raise concerns with their pediatricians that their child’s development is not progressing.
Developing Your Child’s Emotional Quotient: The Value of Emotional Intelligence by Dr. Sandra Wartski
High intelligence, academic success, and intense curiosity are admirable, but happiness and success in our complicated world also depends upon well-developed social and emotional skills as well. It is these skills which allow children to become happier, more confident…
Today’s library system offers a new social support forum and is no longer the quietest building in town. Now, it serves as a lively information gateway for all topics in all types of media (books, magazines, online material, DVDs, etc.) without the nominal purchase fee required by a local coffee shop or bookstore.
Psychologist Spotlight Blog: Bridging the Confidence Gap, Why Anxiety and Courage Matter by Dr. Alicia H. Clark
“I am woman – Hear. Me. Roar.” Many have heard this phrase from Helen Reddy’s 1972 hit. These six words cut to a matter of utmost concern in modern culture today: women’s confidence. “I Am Woman” was an anthem for female empowerment over forty years ago, yet today there is increasing focus on women’s lack of self-confidence.
Many people find the phrase “psychological assessment” intimidating or confusing. This is because these types of assessments, which are often called psychological tests or batteries, can take many shapes and forms. But what kinds of information do these tests provide? What types of assessments are there and what are they used for?