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These articles are written to be a resource for families, as well as other professionals in behavior health.

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What Makes A Great Teammate?

What Makes A Great Teammate?

What makes a great Teammate? I have had the privilege of collaborating side by side with a few great folks. No doubt you have worked side by side with people we all enjoy and respect and who make work fun. I have found some of the distinguishing characteristics of...

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Myths Surrounding Family Therapy and Family Coaching

Myths Surrounding Family Therapy and Family Coaching

Let's face it - family coaching is basically an unknown entity for most people and its scary to be in a group where there has been tension and trust issues. Not every clinician is equipped to engage with families and some prefer not to. Today I want to discuss the 4...

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Do You Know a Workaholic?

Do You Know a Workaholic?

I was so busy working that I missed July 5 National Workaholics Day. I guess I am guilty as charged. In fact, it wasn’t until a Forbes article undulated before my tired work eyes did, I ever know there was a National Workaholic Day. In my life every day is a workday....

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Are You Reckless? Is Addiction Reckless Behavior?

Are You Reckless? Is Addiction Reckless Behavior?

Lately I have been thinking about what prompts reckless behavior. We all know that in the past 4 months we have been cautioned to act with reserve, to stay put, to social distance and to wear masks. However, life is messy, and events have occurred which have served as...

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How To Help A Loved One After A Drug Or Alcohol Relapse

How To Help A Loved One After A Drug Or Alcohol Relapse

Addiction to drugs or alcohol is a struggle that impacts millions of people and families all over the world.  A 2017 National Survey on Health and Drug Use indicated that approximately 21.5 million people living in the United States above the age of 12 suffered from a...

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What Are You Missing?

What Are You Missing?

In my melancholy mood of missing lanyards, I realized that my clients more often then not talk about what they are missing, relationships, intimacy, missing loved ones who are drowning tin a sea of addiction Covid 19 has exacerbated usual coping skills . Clients,...

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Lanyards

Lanyards

I am on the move again. Come August we will be claiming Marina Del Rey as home. So with moving comes packing, downsizing and a trunk full of memories . Today as I looked around I realized I had lots of decorated lanyards, those wonderful badges we proudly wear at...

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Do you WOOP ? Are you Teaching Your Clients To WOOP

Do you WOOP ? Are you Teaching Your Clients To WOOP

This morning I friend sent me a copy of an NPR lecture with Yale’s Laurie Santos (Psychology of Happiness ) and Gabriele Oettingen, a social scientist from NYU. Gabrielle runs a research lab that looks at motivation and how people respond. Her book Rethinking Positive...

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