Often I get questions from parents and other caregivers who are inquiring about assessments in our practice. Most commonly, an assessment has been suggested by an individual working with their child, and parents are left scratching their heads wondering about what this means and what the benefits are. In this blog post, I will seek to answer some of these questions and clear up confusion.
OnCourse Cayman is proud to announce THREE new Group Therapy Programs this Fall!
These specialized groups include:
- Teen Power Tools for Life EAP Group
- Overcoming Trauma EAP Group
- DBT Adult Skills Training Groups
The Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) programs focus respectively on helping teenagers build life skills and gaining insight on overcoming trauma, while being surrounded by horses. Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) is a talking therapy that identifies thinking patterns and helps manage emotions. Learn more about each Group Therapy Program offered:
For the past few weeks, we have been giving tips to help the holidays remain a time of happiness and cheer. As a psychologist who works with many children and adolescents, I often hear about divorce. Youths often discuss verbal sparring of parents and caregivers, which can become especially problematic on the holidays. Or, I hear about the anxiety and fear of these fights occurring.
Last week, we discussed dealing with difficult personalities around the holidays. This week, we will be focusing on grief during the holiday season. Grief comes in many forms. Some folks may be experiencing the holidays following the passing of a dear loved one. Some people (like me) are far away from their loved ones. Some individuals grieve or become lonely because they do not have the stereotypical family or experiences featured on the overabundance of holiday commercials shown this time of year. When it comes to grief, experts recommend: Read more
Ahh, the holidays. Christmas trees, Santa, Reindeer, the Three Wise Men, Snowmen, etc….
This time of year is supposed to be one of happiness, family, and festivity. However, it can also be one of sadness, loneliness, and depression. The holidays can be extremely difficult for a number of reasons. For the next few weeks, we will be highlighting some helpful tips for getting through this season of cheer. Read more
When my good friend and colleague Dr. Bodden asked me if I would like to contribute to our blog, I spent some time thinking about what I would like to discuss. I have a lot of thoughts and a lot of opinions! After thinking over topics for some time, I decided to discuss something close to home. Dr. Bodden’s most recent blog post referencing embracing opportunities felt like the perfect jumping off point for this current blog post I am sharing.
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Did you know:
- Worldwide there is 1 death by suicide every 40 seconds
- Suicide is the third leading cause of death for individuals aged 15-44 years old
- In Cayman , a PAHO report examining 848 students indicated that 22.6% of students had thought about suicide, with 57.9% of those youth considering a plan of how they would attempt suicide.
Often I get questions from parents and other caregivers who are inquiring about assessments in our practice. Most commonly, …