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The Initial Clinical Interview with Children: The Joys and Challenges of Meeting Families for the First Time

The Initial Clinical Interview with Children: The Joys and Challenges of Meeting Families for the First Time

One of the joys and privileges for mental health professionals working with children is meeting a new person/family for the first time and having them share their “story” with us. However, there are also significant challenges for us in this first meeting (or...
More science of sleep in childhood and adolescence:  a handful of new (or new-ish) studies and reports

More science of sleep in childhood and adolescence: a handful of new (or new-ish) studies and reports

In the last few weeks I’ve presented at a number of school “acquaintance” and “orientation” nights to parents of primary and secondary students – and one of the topics I cover in these seminars is sleep:  how much children and teens need and how we support them to get...
Calm down and take a deep breath!  Using relaxation techniques and programs:  do they really work for children/teens with emotional challenges? 

Calm down and take a deep breath!  Using relaxation techniques and programs:  do they really work for children/teens with emotional challenges? 

Take a moment to remember a time in the last few days in which you felt stressed, frustrated or worried.   Reflect for a moment on your body in that moment.  Your heart rate had sped up a little, you were breathing a little quicker, your body temperature rose slightly...

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