Therapists today continue to see an increase in multiple addictions, including both chemical and behavioral addictions, and these addictions are commonly seen as co-morbid. For example, compulsive gambling as seen in concert with cocaine or sex addiction or stimulant dependence seen in conjunction with anorexia or bulimia. Additionally, addictive behavior is often coupled with extreme […]Continue Reading ...
In 2009, I began teaching and offering consultation to psychotherapists using the Internet. I was frequently recommending that clinicians establish clear written policies for their practices regarding interactions with clients online. Last February, I decided it was time for me to follow my own advice and create a social media policy of my own. This […]Continue Reading ...
Fifty years ago, America had about 600,000 state hospital beds for individuals suffering mental illnesses. Today, there are fewer than 40,000. In contrast, a Bureau of Justice Statistics study estimated there are approximately 1 million mentally ill individuals in America’s prisons and jails. Consequently, the nation’s largest mental health facilities are no longer psychiatric hospitals […]Continue Reading ...
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