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Potential Indicators of Child/Adolescent Victimization
Author: Barry S. Horowitz, LCSW-R
May 31st, 2013
The most important message regarding signs and symptoms of possible victimization is that these possible indicators may be nothing more specific than hints of high reaction to stress. There are many sources of stress in the lives of children which can range from starting a new school year; bullying from peers; looming final exams; upcoming family simchot; or illness/death in the family. Current or past abuse or neglect is only one possibility. Any individual symptom doesn't mean the child was abused, but several of them, or one which is dramatic, may mean that you should begin assessing more closely.
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I Don’t Like My Kids’ Friends
Author: Mark Staum, LCSW
May 28th, 2014
Consider the following exchange between Jack and his mother: Jack: I would really like to go to Brian’s house for a sleepover. A few other kids in the class will be going as well. Mother: Well, I don’t really like Brian so much. I don’t like it when you guys are together! Jack: Why, what are you talking about? He is a really good friend of mine! Mother: It doesn’t matter, you are just not going! In the above example, we s …
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Attending Couple Therapy When One Partner is Absent
Author: Dvorah Levy, LCSW
May 28th, 2014
Ideally, for a couple to work on their marriage, it is best to have both partners come in to therapy. Unfortunately though, that doesn’t always happen. Many times one spouse cannot convince his/her partner to join him/her, and that’s when one partner ends up in my office alone. What happens then? Can couple therapy actually work with just one partner? Sara felt very criticized by her husband. He tended to point out the very thing that …
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The 3 C’s to Building Better Relationships (and Your Business)
Author: Jenny Sassoon, LMSW, Professional Certified Family Coach & Relationship Educator
June 11th, 2014
As I am growing my business while working with others to help them improve their relationships, I realize that the same concepts apply to both building a business and to building better relationships. I refer to this conceptual approach as the “3 C’s” – Commitment, Consistency, and Cultivation. Commitment Anything we set a goal for requires commitment and follow-through.  A business requires one’s commitment and …
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Being Part of the Group
Author: Audrey Grazi, LCSW
June 11th, 2014
As a graduate social work student in 2008, my vision for helping people was exhilarating and somewhat idealistic. My favorite part of the school semester was going to the NYU bookstore to purchase the required books for my classes and browse through some of the other sections to see what the future would bring for the other courses that would be coming my way. I didn’t know what to expect from the group therapy course I was about to begin, …
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10 Ways to a Better Marriage
June 11th, 2014
It would be outstanding if it would be so simple to improve one’s marriage just by itemizing “10 do it yourself fix it solutions”. However, based on my experiences with couples, I have seen some common threads that can be utilized to help any marriage gain a positive momentum assuming that the spouses are not suffering from severe mental and or personality disorders. That is a different venue altogether. Couples have a tendenc …
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When to Have Your Child See a Therapist--Cornfeld
Author: Ellen Cornfeld, CNT
July 3rd, 2014
Few things are more painful for parents than watching their child grapple with their relationship with food. Sometimes it is a slight nuance noticed- a sudden ‘dislike’ for a certain food, or the disappearance of a cake. All seem to have what appear to be reasonable explanations …..”Oh, it gives me a stomach ache,” or,”I’m really trying to eat healthy now-that’s not good for you.”   Wha …
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When to Have Your Child See A Therapist--Stern
Author: Tzudek Stern LMHC, SpEd
July 3rd, 2014
Children do not come with instruction manuals, but there is a time in every parents’ experience when they wish they did. Most parents can truthfully state that there was something about parenting that was surprising, confusing, befuddling, or all of the above. One of those times can be when children exhibit emotional or behavioral problems. When is a problem behavior so extreme that parents should seek help? When are a child’s tantru …
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When to Have Your Child See a Therapist--Rosenshein
Author: Joel S. Rosenshein, Ph.D.
July 3rd, 2014
A parent needs to be very aware of the maturation levels of children in general and certainly of their own child's maturation. The milestones of development within the first three years of life are key reminders to parents of how their child is developing.   This should include sitting up, beginning to crawl, walking, talking and of course relating to their environment in a positive way. Before seeing a therapist about these issues, a paren …
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Living with Loss
Author: Dr. Batya L. Ludman
July 23rd, 2014
Having returned from an international conference on grief and bereavement I received strange looks from friends when I said the conference was excellent. For those of us who work daily with issues around loss, it is nice to be able to have an open forum for discussion of such a difficult area with over seven hundred colleagues from around the world. After all, bring up the topic of death with your family and friends and they bolt. No one wants to …
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