This is a PDF file that I didn’t write, but I often find myself passing it out during the first session of couples therapy. It is great stuff. Four Horsemen Handout
Category Archives: Helpful Articles
Kids and anxiety. (from kidshealth.org)
Here is a great resource for parents of children with anxiety. Anxiety, Fears, & Phobias (in children) Many Anxieties and Fears Are Normal Signs of Anxiety What’s a Phobia? Focusing on Anxieties, Fears, or Phobias Helping Your Child
CBT may backfire with severe depression.
; Apparently, attempting to intentionally change your depressive thoughts (CBT) can exacerbate negative emotions for severely depressed people. (Shout out to my Wisconsin Badgers for conducting this brain imaging research.) So what’s the application? Hmmm….. I’ve often observed that the … Continue reading
Check this out if you’re married.
Okay, so this isn’t an “article,” but even better. It’s an awesome video that I find myself telling couples to watch for therapy “homework” all the time. This is something that couples eventually practice in therapy over and over in … Continue reading
The real deal with bipolar disorder in children
Bipolar disorder is often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed in pediatric populations. Bipolar disorder in kids often includes rapid “mood cycling” (changes in mood) and irritability (I remember learning to be on the “lookout,” but don’t automatically diagnose bipolar disorder if I … Continue reading
What matters to a kid when it comes to family life? (A huge study.)
We often hear about how self-care and stress management is necessary for mothers. However, did you know that a mother’s contentment, especially within her relationship, is related to child’s well-being? A huge study by the University of Essex found that … Continue reading
Men try couples therapy when it focuses on….
RESULTS. Read this.
Nearly half of all preschoolers lack one parent-supervised playtime per day.
American parents reported that about half of the preschoolers in a nationally representative sample did not have at least one parent-supervised outdoor playtime per day, according to a new article.
Activities for Kids/teens with depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem
Here is a great resource for parents of kids/teens with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, etc. Basically a bunch of therapists got together and made a booklet with all of their favorite therapeutic activities, and put it on the internet as … Continue reading
Do couples that share housework have less sex?
While a 2013 study said otherwise, apparently couples that share housework do NOT have less sex. Here is the latest.