Missing the Gorilla: Inattentional Blindness to Military Families

Military Spouses often describe feeling invisible. While the military works hard to educate service members in recognizing depression and other mental health symptoms in themselves, there is a disconnect when it comes to the whole family. In fact, during pre-deployment and reintegration training offered to military spouses, we spouses get educated on how to [...]

How To Help Clients End Chronic Dieting and Make Peace with Food

Even if you don’t specialize in eating disorders, chances are you work with clients who struggle with eating and weight concerns. In our culture, a diet mindset and the pursuit of weight loss are often viewed as positive self-care. Yet this focus sets people up to get stuck in the diet-binge cycle, which frequently [...]

Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI)

Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) was an international epidemic prior to COVID and it has only continued to be as we start to transition back to our new norm. While NSSI is closely correlated with suicidal ideation and attempts, it is not a suicide attempt. It is imperative that a professional not make any assumptions about [...]

Helping Clients Follow Through with their Medications

I’ve found there are 3 factors influencing whether a client will submit to a trial of psychotropic medication – or any medication for that matter. And though often expressed differently, it comes down to these: Something’s wrong with them Medication is an acceptable option The medication(s) is reasonably safe Then, off they [...]

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