Category: <span>Mental Health</span>

Intro to Psychological Assessment for Parents: What to Expect

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.

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Fall 2019 Group Therapy Programs!

OnCourse Cayman is proud to announce THREE new Group Therapy Programs this Fall!

These specialized groups include:

  1. Teen Power Tools for Life EAP Group
  2. Overcoming Trauma EAP Group
  3. 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:

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Grief and the Holidays

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

Dealing with Difficult Personalities During the Holidays

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

Growing Pains of Change

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.

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Suicide Prevention Awareness

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  Did you know:

  1. Worldwide there is 1 death by suicide every 40 seconds
  2. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for individuals aged 15-44 years old
  3. 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.

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OnCourse Cayman Turns 1!

We are proud to announce that we turned one on 31st July 2018! What an exciting year it has been! Thank You to our Clients, Colleagues and Supporters who have helped us to grow and develop our business and services in the past year! We are dedicated to providing the Cayman community with the best care possible.

We are the Private Practice of Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Alexandra Bodden. We offer Therapy and Psychological Testing for Children, Teens and Adults, Corporate Trainings and Workshops and Personal Development sessions with Horses!

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Welcome to Dr. Russ Buford!

OnCourse Cayman would like to introduce our new Psychologist, Dr. Russ Buford. Dr. Buford is licensed as a Psychologist–Doctoral …

New Assessment Services

Psycho-Educational and Psycho-Legal Assessment Services Available In addition to the wide range of Psychological diagnostic …

Intro to Psychological Assessment for Parents: What to Expect

Often I get questions from parents and other caregivers who are inquiring about assessments in our practice.  Most commonly, …