Alcohol or substance-abuse in the family is often a central theme around which the entire family is organized and operates. Yet, substance-abuse treatment is often individual focused and does not actively involve the entire family. State of the Problem Family members with substance-abuse are often treated in separate silos. For example, it is commonplace for…
One of the most difficult challenges that a therapist can face is when a child or teen is brought to treatment and their parents are engaged in a bitter or difficult divorce.
Children and adolescents with oppositional and defiant behavior (ODD) are often referred to treatment because of extreme emotional or behavior problems.
Our kids are not all right. Children and adolescent anxiety and depression after stabilizing in the 1970s and ’80s and declining in the early ’90s have started to rise and they haven’t stopped. In fact, anxiety disorders are by far the most common psychiatric condition in children. And today’s parents are as anxious as their children. Anxious…
Why is Nutrition Not Typically Part of Trauma Treatment?
FST Techniques blend the many approaches to family systems therapy.
In working with mental health professionals around the world, they often tell me they are seeing increased anxiety in their clients.
Therapy cases can get labeled as “stuck” or “impossible” with clients mistakenly seen as unmotivated or resistant.
Ever see the famous ending scene in the 1996 movie “Jerry McGuire”?
As COVID-19 continues, stress and anxiety are on the rise.
We’ve all been there. We make progress with traumatized clients and their families and then the forward momentum stops.
“The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.” First coined by the philosopher Aristotle, this idiom embodies the spirit of the FST approach.
Mental health professionals tell me it can be difficult to translate traditional talk therapy to online therapy.
Your traumatized family can retell their trauma story by using an experiential technique called strongholds to bring about deep healing.
You will be surprised to know that nutrition is an X factor to help a child’s traumatized brain.
Failure to Launch describes young adults who are struggling with the transition to adulthood.
When we think of creating family legacies and preserving family traditions, we focus on positive connections and joyous occasions. But often joy is only part of the family story.