Defining the difference between normal and abnormal behavior begins with the 4 D's Deviance from a society's ideas about proper function Distress - pain or discomfort Dysfunction - or maladaptive behavior which interferes with daily functioning Danger - behavior that becomes dangerous to self or others.
Trauma impacts the mind and body in numerous ways. I have worked with many children and adolescents that have presented the following symptoms. One client in particular exhibited each of the following trauma symptoms: Substance Abuse, chronic headaches, hyper-vigilance, mistrust, nightmares/flashbacks, little or no memories, shame, hopefulness, emotional overwhelm, insomnia, decreased concentration, irritability, self destructive… Continue reading The Impact of Trauma
As life is always changing so does the family. Basic Family Functions include grow/change resolve conflict teach/nurture children help children to complete developmental tasks create successful transitions to the next stage of life Family Life Cycle || Individual Life Cycle transitions are important in both cycles thus success at each stage allows for healthy adjustment… Continue reading Family Life Cycle