CLINICAL INFORMATION, DEVELOPMENT / BEHAVIOR, review

Normal and abnormal behavior

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.

Abuse/Trauma, CLINICAL INFORMATION, DEVELOPMENT / BEHAVIOR, review

The Impact of Trauma

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

CLINICAL INFORMATION, DEVELOPMENT / BEHAVIOR, review

Family Life Cycle

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