A Counselor’s Perspective: Dual Diagnosis
We’ve all either performed or reviewed client initial screenings, biopsychosocial assessments, and doctor’s coordination of care notes. And we see it too—clients show up for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and frequently report mental health disorders (both real and imagined!) and often symptoms are observable in the milieu.
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Vibrant at Any Age
“This aging thing is just no fun” is a common sentiment shared by many of the over eight thousand Boomers who are turning sixty-five each and every day.
Women with eating disorders at midlife and beyond continue to fly under the radar, and the effects can be devastating. With potentially severe medical complications such as organ failure and an elevated risk of mortality (Smink, van Hoeken, & Hoek, 2012), untreated eating disorders can be dire.
Featured In This Issue of Counselor Magazine
Eating Disorders at Midlife and Beyond
Female Clients in a Criminal Justice Setting
Treating Pregnant, Substance-Using Women
Interview: Stephanie Covington, PhD, LCSW
JSAT: Personal Networks of Women in Treatment
Becoming Trauma Informed
Spirituality vs. Religious Extremism
Many of you might remember that in early 1998 I wrote a book called When God Becomes a Drug. In some ways it was written before its time; many people had difficulty seeing the word God in connection with any drug. “How can God possibly be seen as a drug?” they asked.
The Girly Thoughts 10-Day Detox Plan
“Girly thoughts” is the term noted psychologist Dr. Patricia O’Gorman coined for the “toxic inner voice” that women oftentimes have—the negative self-talk that causes them to focus on counterproductive messages and diminishes their personal power.
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