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By Carolyn Reinach Wolf on August 20, 2019 in From the Desk of the Mental Health Lawyer
President Trump's comments on building institutions for the mentally ill reflect ignorance and disregard for inhumane realities—and such facilities won't prevent mass shootings.
By Jessica Koehler Ph.D. on August 19, 2019 in Beyond School Walls
Should I be worried if my child has an imaginary friend?
By Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D. on August 18, 2019 in Here, There, and Everywhere
You raised your child to be independent, but you may still feel a deep sense of loss when he or she moves away. Learn how to cope with your redefined role as parent and partner.
By Jane Adams Ph.D. on August 16, 2019 in Between the Lines
Your kids' lives will change without you, but they worry that yours will too. How to reassure them when they leave for college, and what not to do.
By Bobbi Wegner Psy.D. on August 13, 2019 in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting
Natural consequences make perfect sense as a learning tool for kids. What should parents do if they mess up and the natural consequences sideline their child?
By Erin Leonard Ph.D. on August 12, 2019 in Peaceful Parenting
Emotional mistreatment is real, yet often remains undetected because the offender convinces the partner that he or she is at the root of the problem.
By Lloyd I Sederer M.D. on August 12, 2019 in Therapy, It’s More Than Just Talk
This HBO documentary courageously and intimately takes us into the lives of six families who decide, ahead of time, to take control of the dying process.
By Peg Streep on August 09, 2019 in Tech Support
Recovering from an emotionally difficult or impoverished childhood is an arduous and long journey. It's often hard to see if you've made headway escaping from your past.
By Jessica Koehler Ph.D. on August 09, 2019 in Beyond School Walls
Are you struggling to understand your highly sensitive child?
By Saul Levine M.D. on August 05, 2019 in Our Emotional Footprint
My brother's diagnosis years ago was "early infantile autism," a sudden upheaval to my parents. His life was complicated and challenging, but provided salutary lessons to us all.
By Jessica Koehler Ph.D. on August 05, 2019 in Beyond School Walls
Do family vacations cause family stress?
By Jessica Koehler Ph.D. on August 03, 2019 in Beyond School Walls
What choice do you have if traditional school isn't the right fit for your child?
By Nick Luxmoore on August 01, 2019 in Young People Up Close
If we continue to swing between idealizing and demonizing mothers, we deny them the possibility of ever being good enough.
By Jessica Koehler Ph.D. on July 31, 2019 in Beyond School Walls
Do you struggle to understand how your kids have such different personalities?
By Leah Royden on July 30, 2019 in The Mourning After
Studies that have examined the impact of sibling loss have highlighted an impact that ripples out through all areas of life. What can be done to lessen it?
By Susan M. Pollak MTS, Ed.D., on July 30, 2019 in The Art of Now
Can mindfulness and compassion help us parent?
By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on July 30, 2019 in How We Do It
Strange head shapes due to early binding arose sporadically worldwide. New reports add sites in northeast China, document local change and bolster findings for Ancient Egypt.
By Michele Wick Ph.D. on July 29, 2019 in Anthropocene Mind
We go mum because we think that that our views are unique. If we all make the same mistake, the net result is that nobody talks about urgent issues, like climate change.
By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on July 29, 2019 in Emotional Fitness
Millions of weddings take place every year, and while creating these (hopefully) joyous events, the tone for family interactions takes root. This is a great opportunity.
By Erin Leonard Ph.D. on July 28, 2019 in Peaceful Parenting
Feeling pressure to take a side as a conflict escalates is anxiety-inducing. Here's how to be supportive while remaining neutral.
By Edward Kruk Ph.D. on July 28, 2019 in Co-Parenting After Divorce
The "APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice for Boys and Men" may ultimately create further barriers for men and boys who urgently need help.
By David M. Allen M.D. on July 26, 2019 in A Matter of Personality
People develop meaning in their lives by fitting in with the dictates of their kin group. The freedom to "self actualize" can be extremely frightening.
By Kathy McCoy Ph.D. on July 26, 2019 in Complicated Love
Your adolescent or young adult child has just come out. Whatever your feelings about the news, what you say and do next can be relationship enhancing, even life-saving.
By Susan Heitler Ph.D. on July 26, 2019 in Resolution, Not Conflict
Does your couples therapist provide these essentials? If not, what can you do about it?
By Robert J Landy Ph.D. on July 25, 2019 in Couch and Stage
Is a love story from the 1960s powerful enough to effect the hearts and minds of young people struggling to transform the inequitable power dynamics in the 2020s?
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