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Crisis Response Planning for Suicidal Patients: An Introduction

…ational or other state organizations. If your state is not listed, please check with your professional licensing board to determine whether the accreditations listed are accepted….

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Suicide: What Every Mental Health Professional Should Know

…is Webinar provides an in-depth understanding of the dynamics operating in suicide. The most recent research on assessment, crisis management and treatment will be presented. Clinicians who have enhanced their skills in treating clients who are potentially self destructive will be able to provide a higher quality of care.Learning Objectives: 1. List the psychiatric, psychological and social risk factors associated with suicide. 2. Identify clients…

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9 Signs You Need Better Self-Care and May Be a Trauma Survivor

…are classic examples of good self-care. You need emotional self-care too. Can you notice your emotions and thoughts with gentle awareness? Can you support a loved one the same way? Knowing how to find people you trust — and enjoy being yourself with — these are some good examples of emotional self-care. The hard part – especially for people with trauma — is actually doing these things to promote your own wellbeing. Trauma distorts a person’s abil…

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VIDEO: Dr. Allan Schore on the Paradigm Shift in Addressing Suicide

…ween science on the one hand and clinical practice, are really folding together rather quickly. The answers to the questions of suicide, as the answers to other questions, like the etiology of severe aggressive disorders or whatever, are now more and more looking to interdisciplinary models which bring together a number of different fields. And I would suggest that in the deeper understanding of suicide, which is important for clinical work, reall…

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How Trauma Is Impacting Our Culture and What We Can Do to Help

…mental health professionals asking how we can get traumatized individuals the help they so greatly need. Yet, events that spark psychological symptoms of trauma don’t always take place in the public eye. Child abuse and domestic abuses occur behind closed doors and at rates that are startling, to say the least. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, in 2010 there were 3.3 million re…

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7 Steps to Keep Your Teenagers Brains Healthy and Strong for the Final Weeks of School

…learn to multi task and deal with this increased stress in their lives. So how can you, the parent(s) help support your kids/teens stay healthy and strong mentally and physically during these busy last weeks? Over the past 13 years of working with kids and teens in elementary through high school classrooms, I have compiled the 7 most important actions I have seen help decrease stress levels, promote self-care, create healthier brains and bodies, a…

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Dr. Robert Firestone’s Interview with PsychAlive

…Sign up here to access PsychAlive’s full interview with Dr. Robert Firestone for FREE. Watch Excerpts From Dr. Robert Firestone’s Interview with PsychAlive Read More From Dr. Robert Firestone

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Dr. Robert Firestone on The Fantasy Bond

…ins the concept of the Fantasy Bond.   Robert W. Firestone, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, author, and artist. He is the Consulting Theorist for the non-profit, The Glendon Association. Author of many books including Voice Therapy, The Fantasy Bond, Fear of Intimacy and Beyond Death Anxiety, he has also published more than 30 professional articles and chapters and produced 35 video documentaries. See more from Dr. Robert Firestone on his bio p…

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PTSD: Why Does It Happen? How Survivors Can Heal

…y keep returning and intruding on the person’s present awareness. What are the Warning Signs and Symptoms of PTSD? PTSD is a specific kind of stress-related disorder, diagnosed by mental health care professionals using a standard guidebook, known as the DSM. No words can describe the debilitating impact of severe trauma on survivors. But a diagnosis can help people with PTSD seek appropriate treatment. The DSM lists four clusters of symptoms: Flas…

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Healthy Sexuality

…bserve us as vibrant and fulfilled within ourselves, separately from them. How Can We Reconnect to Our Sexuality? In order for sexual attraction to exist, we need to see ourselves and our partner as two separate people with two separate sets of desirable qualities. When we get close to someone, we run the risk of forming a “Fantasy Bond,” an illusion of fusion in which we lose our individual identity. A fantasy bond is created when we substitute r…

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