Choosing the Right Therapist

Choosing the Right Therapist

An insightful guide by Jonathan Shedler, PhD. From the article: “The early sessions should focus on developing a shared understanding of what is really the matter—an understanding that makes sense to both of you. “What is really the matter” is not your depression or anxiety or eating disorder. It is what is going on psychologically that is causing these difficulties. A shared understanding of what is the matter provides a focus for therapy. Effective therapy has a focus.”

Anatomy of a stressful event: from stress to the immune system

Anatomy of a stressful event: from stress to the immune system

An article by Fabio Sinibaldi and Sara Achilli, for Real Way of Life, on the link between trauma and our physical, mental, and emotional well-being under stress, and the need for a coordinated care response.
 
http://www.realwayoflife.com/en/2016/04/06/anatomy-of-a-stressful-event-from-stress-to-the-immune-system-the-scientific-basis-of-psychosomatic/

“Intro to Trauma-Informed Practices in Education” #researchthursday

“Intro to Trauma-Informed Practices in Education” #researchthursday

The first of a ten-module series about trauma-informed practices for educators. It provides information about trauma, prevalence, effects of trauma on behavior and learning, and how to support students in the general education setting. Target audience is teachers, administrators, student services staff, aides, and other who work in the schools.

Community event: Celebrate Fairfax, June 10-12, 2016

Community event: Celebrate Fairfax, June 10-12, 2016

Celebrate Fairfax!, Northern Virginia’s largest community-wide celebration, will take place June 10-12, 2016 at the Fairfax County Government Center. Presented by Celebrate Fairfax, Inc, the annual festival hosts tens of thousands of visitors over three days. For more information on any of the festival’s programs, or to become a part of the festival as a