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2014-06-19 23:01:50

New Book Shows How to Save Time with Adaptable Prewritten Progress Notes (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 There never seem to be enough hours in the day, but The Child Psychotherapy Progress Notes Planner, Fifth Edition (Wiley, June 2014; $60.00) can change that for psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals. They can save hours normally spent on time-consuming paperwork by adapting the over 1,000 prewritten progress notes summarizing...

2014-06-19 16:25:41

OTTAWA, June 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) was proud to participate in the ninth annual International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) Conference - a gathering of global health executives, held in Manchester, England from June 9-13. Canada will host the 2015 IIMHL conference in Vancouver, September 21-25. The IIMHL sets out a bold agenda with an aim to bettering the lives of people around the world by improving the quality of, and...

2014-06-19 09:46:08

The Lancet The number of deaths by suicide among mental health patients treated at home by crisis resolution home treatment teams (CRHT), has more than doubled in England in recent years, rising from an average of 80 in 2003-2004 to 163 in 2010-2011, according to new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry. In contrast, suicides on psychiatric wards fell by more than half, from 163 in 2003-2004 to 76 in 2010-2011. The research also reveals that despite an 18% fall in the suicide...

2014-06-19 09:42:05

The Lancet Patients with mental illness are two and a half times more likely to be victims of homicide than people in the general population, according to a national study examining the characteristics of homicide victims across England and Wales, published in The Lancet Psychiatry. Homicides committed by patients with mental illness have received much media attention, but patients' risk of being victims of homicide and their relationship to the perpetrators has rarely been examined....

2014-06-18 12:34:23

TORONTO, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Cota is an accredited, not-for-profit, community-based organization that has been supporting adults with mental health and cognitive challenges to live well within their communities for over 40 years. We offer a wide range of services to adults living with serious mental illness, geriatric mental health conditions, acquired brain injuries, developmental disabilities and dual diagnoses. Our services reach over 2,500 people each year. This year, Cota...

2014-06-17 23:10:31

Prominent Beverly Hills Psychologist Dr. Kathleen Mojas celebrates 20 years in private practice using breakthrough therapy techniques to heal traumatic memories. Beverly Hills, California (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Dr. Kathleen Mojas, a Beverly Hills psychologist, is celebrating 20 years in private practice. Dr. Mojas has been getting remarkable results using EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and RRT (Rapid Resolution Therapy) to transform...

2014-06-17 23:05:18

Connecting Therapists and Other Practicioners with Those Seeking Help New York, NY (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Psychology Tomorrow Magazine is proud to announce the launch of Alternative Therapists Directory, a new initiative to match alternative therapists with its thousands of readers who seek expert help. The service is completely free of charge for clients via Alternative Therapists, and aims to widen the user’s perspective on their current approach to healing. Alternative Therapists...

2014-06-17 12:29:23

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the experts at Rogers Memorial Hospital, Chad Wetterneck, Ph.D., will present during two sessions at the upcoming Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) World Conference in Minneapolis, Minn. on June 19-22. Wetterneck is a full-time psychologist who specializes in utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)....

2014-06-13 08:23:48

LOS ANGELES, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, June 10, 2014 the California Court of Appeal issued its decision in Marissa Rea v. Blue Shield of California. The Court held that the California Mental Health Parity Act requires Blue Shield to provide all medically necessary treatment for people suffering from severe mental illnesses, including anorexia and bulimia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140612/117678 The case involved Blue Shield's denial of residential...

2014-06-11 23:09:41

Wayne County positioned as national model for implementing effective psychiatric care Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 A quality improvement project developed by Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG) clinicians to reduce inpatient psychiatric admissions in area hospitals could save the state’s “Healthy Michigan” newly-expanded Medicaid program $7.5 million a year. Key findings:     The...


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Acrophobia
2013-10-21 09:15:37

Acrophobia, derived from the Greek: ákron, meaning "peak, summit, edge”, is an intense, irrational fear of heights. This is a somewhat common fear; between 2 and 5 percent of the general population suffer from a fear of heights, and twice the number of sufferers are female. Like most phobias, Acrophobia is generally attributed to a traumatic incident involving heights; however, recent studies have questioned this theory, due to the prevalence of this phobia. Some studies have suggested...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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