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.”

“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.

FLOTUS on Changing the Conversation around Mental Health

FLOTUS on Changing the Conversation around Mental Health

“Sadly, too often, the stigma around mental health prevents people who need help from seeking it. But that simply doesn’t make any sense. Whether an illness affects your heart, your arm or your brain, it’s still an illness, and there shouldn’t be any distinction. We would never tell someone with a broken leg that they should stop wallowing and get it together. We don’t consider taking medication for an ear infection something to be ashamed of. We shouldn’t treat mental health conditions any differently. Instead, we should make it clear that getting help isn’t a sign of weakness – it’s a sign of strength – and we should ensure that people can get the treatment they need.”

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