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I Shrunk The Shrink And They Liked It

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

When I first began planning a personal/professional yearlong sabbatical in Melbourne, Australia I never expected that my experience with web-based tel...

5 Ways Babies Create Strain in a Marriage

Moshe Ratson | Posted 06.06.2016 | Parents
Moshe Ratson

The feeling that you get at the arrival of a little bundle of happiness in the family is indescribable. Whether they are grandparents, uncles and aunt...

4 Parenting Tips That Are Music to Your Ears

Brook Price | Posted 04.24.2016 | Parents
Brook Price

Boundaries are crucial. If you don't teach your children boundaries by showing them that they exist, they won't know how to set their own boundaries when they grow up.

Dina Lohan Speaks Her Truth in "Family Therapy"

Kelsey Minor | Posted 03.20.2016 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

For years the Lohan family, both parents and famous daughter Lindsay, have lived their lives in the public spotlight. The fame came with plenty of con...

When Couples Fight Through Kids

Amy Begel | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Begel

Our kids closely observe the grown ups in their lives, feel the spoken and unspoken distress, and try to help.These little magical-thinkers seem to believe in their power to effect change; in my experience, they take their responsibilities seriously. Of course, lacking qualifications, their efforts usually backfire. But recognizing their cry for help is often a useful beginning.

3 Ways to Refocus Your Parenting in 2016

Scott Gornto | Posted 02.02.2016 | Parents
Scott Gornto

talk to my clients about parenting all the time. Still, I'm just as much in need of a daily reminder that we must always be learning and implementing healthy parenting skills -- every day of our lives.

Tiffany Pollard And Sister Patterson Join The Cast Of 'Family Therapy'

VH1 | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices

Fans love New York, and now she’s coming back to VH1 for a brand new series that explores her relationship with her mother, the beloved (and sorely ...

Dear Family Whisperer: My Adult Children Still Fight!

Melinda Blau | Posted 05.22.2016 | Parents
Melinda Blau

To be sure, some siblings never get over their childhood dramas -- a situation that causes pain for the parents. But many do

5 Things Dads Can Do To Raise Emotionally Healthy Children

Michael Ascher, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Ascher, M.D.

As men are now being called upon to spend more time and participate in the direct care of their kids, they often find themselves emotionally overwhelmed trying to balance work, relationship and family demands.

10 Effective Tips to Help Your Loved One Seek Treatment for a Substance Use Problem

Michael Ascher, M.D. | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Ascher, M.D.

Reality television shows often portray dramatic and provocative "interventions" that claim to result in radical change. Unfortunately, these types of approaches rarely work and can serve to alienate and shame the individual, often leaving him or her with lower self-esteem, self-hatred and hopelessness.

3 Strategies for Surviving Thanksgiving With Your Family

Kathleen Smith | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Smith

If you can start seeing your place in the emotional workings of your family, then inch by inch you'll gain the space to start making thoughtful choices that are about you rather than just reacting. And who knows, you might even look forward to next year.

Affordable, Quality Psychotherapy in America: Open Path Psychotherapy Collective

Paul Fugelsang | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Fugelsang

It's been about a year and a half since I first introduced my idea for making mental health care more affordable for more people. I blogged about it r...

3 Steps To Successful Co-Parenting

Caroline Choi | Posted 07.09.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

It's important to look at the big picture in your divorce and focus on what is in the best interests of your children. When you get along as co-parents, your children will likely be happier given the difficult circumstances that they are already facing with the divorce.

The 'Golden Rule' of the Helping Professions

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

As people who are entrusted with so much responsibility, professional helpers should conduct themselves according to a standard that prohibits them from providing services that they themselves need.

Today's Modern Family -- Beyond the Laughter

Lori Sokol | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Lori Sokol

Perhaps the sustained success of the sitcom, Modern Family, which won its fourth consecutive Emmy award for Best Comedy Series last month, is due to its pioneering depiction of today's progressively popular bi-racial, same-sex, multiply-married couples.

Telling a Secret Is Only Half the Story

Evan Imber-Black | Posted 06.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Evan Imber-Black

Placing a secret on a post card and having it go anonymously online differs markedly from the carefully crafted telling of a secret in a context of meaningful relationships. The former may be a rehearsal for the latter, but it never replaces it.

Secondhand Trauma: When PTSD Is a Family Affair

Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA

When PTSD transfers from the battlefield to the home, this disorder quickly becomes a family affair. So set an extra plate at dinner tonight; PTSD is joining you.

Dear Son -- A Message for Your At-Risk Teen

Andrea Wachter | Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents
Andrea Wachter

We know that this is an extremely complex issue and by no means think that simple solutions can adequately address such complex problems. If you have a son or daughter who is struggling, isolated and angry, here are some words that you might consider writing or saying.

Families Don't Cause Eating Disorders, But Can Be Critical to Lasting Eating Disorders Recovery

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Regardless of an individual's stage in the recovery process, there are some meaningful strategies that families can employ to help support a loved one as he or she confronts and combats his or her eating disorder.

Follow the Money: Why Relationships May Soon Be Psychiatric Diseases

Ian Dowbiggin | Posted 06.06.2012 | Science
Ian Dowbiggin

How many times have we exclaimed in exasperation: "My family's driving me crazy"? Until now, it was a mere figure of speech. By this time next year it could entitle you to free therapy.

Change Your Lifestyle and Change Your Psyche

Philip Goldberg | Posted 03.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Philip Goldberg

Pill-pushing won't stop unless consumers take matters into their own hands by changing their lifestyles instead of their prescriptions. That takes time and effort, but research amply demonstrates that it's worth it.

Could Stress Cause An ADHD Diagnosis?

Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D. | Posted 01.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D.

In recent decades, drug companies have been very successful in convincing parents that pills are the only solution to their child's problems. Now the pendulum is starting to swing the other way.

Vanilla Ice Divorces Wife

AOL Music Blog | Posted on Jul 13th 2011 12:45PM by Contessa Gayles | Posted 09.12.2011 | Divorce

One-hit wonder rapper-turned-reality TV star Vanilla Ice has split from his wife after 14 years of marriage. Ice, born Robert Van Winkle, married w...

Do ADHD Kids Abuse Drugs More Often?

Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D. | Posted 07.04.2011 | Home
Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D.

Scientific research studies, with their graphs, tables and numbers, give us a solid kind of feeling. Scientific research somehow feels hard and weight...

The Economic Disparity of Children's Mental Health Care

Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2011 | Home
Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D.

In my view, the inequality in mental health care for children could be corrected if Medicaid adopted a mental health care model similar to that of health insurance companies.