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Josie and Jim Herndon

Letter from the Editors

Love is all around. So says the now-classic holiday movie Love Actually. It can be hard to decipher at times, but it really is there. Just look closely. You’ll see it in the mother who gently takes hold of her daughter’s hand to cross the street, and the look of absolute devotion and trust her child gives her.

Monday, February 10, 2014/Author: Josie and Jim Herndon/Number of views (1376)/Comments (0)/
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Josie and Jim Herndon

February 9-14 is Children of Alcoholics (COA) Week

Children of Alcoholics Week 9-15 February 2014:
Raising awareness of children affected by parental alcohol problems. We want everyone to know they are not alone and help and support is available.
Monday, February 10, 2014/Author: Josie and Jim Herndon/Number of views (1134)/Comments (0)/
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Dr. Mohammad, M.D.

The DSM-5 Is Changing the Addiction Landscape…Again

As clinical professionals everywhere welcome the fifth installment of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), it is those of us who have our roots anchored in addiction medicine and behavioral health that find ourselves debating the new direction. While this isn’t the time or place to identify and discuss all the new developments the DSM-5 has to offer, or their relevance, there are some addiction-related changes and implications that certainly need to be acknowledged. All changes impact addiction and behavioral professionals to some degree so while the following is an overview, all experts would benefit from a thorough independent review sooner than later.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014/Author: Dr. Mohammad, M.D./Number of views (2254)/Comments (0)/
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Allen Berger

On Developing a Process Focus in Counseling

Where we focus is where our energy goes. So we want to ensure that when we are conducting a counseling session we are focusing our attention on the most relevant and potentially helpful issue or issues for our clients. This is critical if we are going to create an experience that offers the most therapeutic benefit to our client.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014/Author: Allen Berger/Number of views (1281)/Comments (0)/
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Marcia Ullett

Gratitude – A Masterful Tool

There’s something very special about gratitude. It can change everything in life. Why is that? Is it magic? You could say that it’s magic because of the way it can transform us – the way we think, the way we behave, and ultimately the way we feel. A regular practice of gratitude is so simple and yet it has amazing positive outcomes. So if you ask me, it’s the closest thing to magic. Small acts of gratitude can help us to develop a more expansive and positive view of our lives.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014/Author: Marcia Ullett/Number of views (2050)/Comments (0)/
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