Archive for September 2018

Book Review: Praise Versus Encouragement

Praise Versus Encouragement By: Dr. Staci Born, EdD, LMFT, RPT-S Rudolf Dreikurs, an early child psychologist taught, “A child needs encouragement like a plant needs water.” That is, a child may not perish without encouragement but they can absolutely wither in its absence. You might be thinking – “of course I encourage my child, I…

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Crisis Intervention Team Update

Recently, The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) testified before Congress: “Police are often the first responders when a person is in psychiatric distress. Every community owes it to them to provide the knowledge and training to handle mental health crisis situations safely and compassionately. At the same time, people living with mental illness—through no fault…

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Do One Thing Different: Ten Simple Ways to Change Your Life

Book Review on Do One Thing Different: Ten Simple Ways to Change Your Life By Jay Trenhaile, Ed.D.   Bill O’Hanlon wrote Do One Thing Different: Ten Simple Ways to Change Your Life in 2000.  It is a solid choice when you are looking for a strength-based book that is a fairly quick read.  O’Hanlon…

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