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Developing Your Child’s Emotional Quotient: The Value of Emotional Intelligence by Dr. Sandra Wartski

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, Autism Spectrum, Bullying, Caregiving, Depression, Learning Challenges, Marriage & Family, Parenting, School Concerns, The Wire | 0 comments

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…

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Coping with Cancer? Top Ways To More Than Hang In There by Dr. Alicia H. Clark

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Caregiving, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Depression, Facing Death & Dying, Grief, Spirituality, The Wire | 0 comments

When people are diagnosed with cancer, they are struck with one of the most stressful moments of their lives. Shock, fear, anxiety, sadness, anger, grief, and even guilt are common feelings when needing to face coping with cancer, especially when hearing the news for the first time. There are so many questions…

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Autism Strategies: Establishing Schedules and Routines by Dr. Steven Altabet

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Autism Spectrum, Learning Challenges, School Concerns, The Wire | 0 comments

Positive Behavior Support (PBS) strategies are used to establish a calm and predictable environment that allows people with Autism to slowly be able to explore their world and learn new skills. For this article, I’d like to discuss the effective use of schedules.

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The Therapist as a Conductor of a Symphony by Dr. Barney Greenspan

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Culture & Society, Depression, Grief, The Wire | 0 comments

The therapist can best be viewed as a conductor of a symphony orchestra in which she or he does not write the music but clarifies and interprets by the use of creative imagination. There is an attempt to enhance the ingenuity and creative powers of a client’s spontaneous and natural functioning.

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What’s Your Cancerversary by Dr. Louise B. Lubin

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Building Resilience, Caregiving, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Depression, Facing Death & Dying, Grief, The Wire | 0 comments

For cancer survivors, it is not unusual to experience reactions to the anniversary of the various losses and struggles that cancer has brought into their lives. It is enough of a common experience that there is a name for it: CANCERVERSARY.

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The Car as a Metaphor for People by Dr. Tamara

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Anxiety, Building Resilience, Grief, Stress, The Wire | 0 comments

“When a guy talks about his car, listen carefully. He is actually telling you about himself. If the car is running well, so is he. Likewise, if the car is having problems, he is too.” A supervisor gave these instructions to me when I was a psychology intern at the Institute of Psychiatry at Northwestern University Medical School in the late 70’s.

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