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Tag Archives: therapy

Biblio/poetry therapy used in numerous settings

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By Alison Laurio, News contributor Humans understood the power of words to heal long before they could write them. The holy men of primitive peoples chanted poetry for the good of their tribes and its members. Later in human history, in the fourth millennium B.C. in Ancient Greece, words were used as medicine when they were written on papyrus. The ... Read More »

A Comparison of Pregnancy-Only versus Mixed-Gender Group Therapy among Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorder

Opioid drug dependency has been getting increasing attention in the press lately, and in October, President Obama made expanding access to medically-assisted opioid addiction treatment programs the cornerstone of a new $133 million dollar federal program. Clearly the need to treat people with opioid use disorder is a priority for social workers and allied service providers. Substance abuse among pregnant ... Read More »

Healing Connection: Animals increasingly used in therapy

Rena Malai, News staff Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud was known to have his dogs present during client sessions, and an animal’s soothing presence has long been noted for therapeutic properties, says Ellen Winston, co-founder of Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado. “An animal present provides a social lubricant,” Winston says. “It’s a neutral topic to discuss, especially for children and ... Read More »

NASW member helps others through Horses Healing Hearts

Some people think of therapy sessions with a licensed clinical social worker as sitting in an office on a couch and talking to the therapist, says an online article on RollaDailyNews.com. But horses and therapy can go hand in hand, it says. NASW member Linda Richards founded Horses Healing Hearts LLC., an alternative therapy option in Rolla, Mo. Richards, a ... Read More »

Webinar: Reaching Teens in Therapy: Evidence Based Practice for Clinicians

Effective work with adolescents requires particular skill sets and knowledge.  In this webinar, participants will gain an understanding of the multidimensional developmental tasks and growth taking place in this stage of life, evidence-based relational approaches to effectively engage teens in treatment, and gain strategies for addressing the unique challenges in working with this population.  This webinar benefits clinical social workers ... Read More »

“Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement for Addiction, Stress, and Pain,” by Eric L. Garland

Human existence can be beset by a variety of negative mental states such that life seems devoid of meaning, but it can also be liberated—a meaningful life reclaimed and savored through cultivation of a higher kind of mind. This quality, mindfulness, refers to both a set of contemplative practices and certain distinct psychological states and traits, and it can be ... Read More »

Santa Fe DBT launches postgraduate fellowship for social workers

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Social workers at Santa Fe Dialectical Behavior Therapy in New Mexico are taking an active role in promoting more social workers with a specialty in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT. According to Santa Fe DBT co-founder and social worker Cedar Koons, DBT is an evidence-based treatment for borderline personality disorder developed by Marsha Linehan, ... Read More »

NASW-California takes leadership role backing bill that bans ‘reparative therapy’

By Paul R. Pace, News staff The NASW California Chapter took a leadership role in helping pass a state law that bans sexual orientation change efforts for minors. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law S.B. 1172 on Sept. 29, making California the first state in the union to prohibit licensed mental health professionals from engaging in sexual orientation change ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – Sept 15, 2008

Source: Google News May I ask? Finding help for troubled young adults Wicked Local West Roxbury – Needham, MA “Transitions is a comprehensive therapeutic and rehabilitative service for young adults with psychiatric disabilities,” said Sara Cunningham, LICSW, … Discuss clothing with daughter Washington Times – Washington, DC Redeployed, But Broke, Busted and Disgusted Vicki Johnson, a licensed clinical social worker, ... Read More »