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Advise patients to stop comparing

September 24, 2018  |  Brian Duffy, LMHC, LADC-I
The desire to compare oneself to others is difficult to avoid, but these comparisons can derail a recovering person's progress.

NCAD: Could spiritual care be the missing piece in facilities?

August 20, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A breakout session at the National Conference on Alcohol & Addiction Disorders sought a clearer definition of the role of spiritual care in addiction treatment.

NCAD: Don't take sides when patients wrestle with extreme positions

August 20, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A Dialectical Behavior Therapy trainer says "radical acceptance" can help clinicians cope with both patient and professional challenges.

Mindfulness: It takes practice

July 9, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Clinicians' own mindfulness work can help achieve results with patients via this popular but often misunderstood practice.

SCE Pittsburgh: Constructive approaches to engaging patients, addressing trauma

June 27, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Presenters at the Summit for Clinical Excellence event implored attendees to tap into their inner TV detective, consider implementing mindfulness techniques into even day-to-day activities, and help patients reshape their belief systems after traumatic events.

Leader says patient assessment should address spiritual realm

June 19, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
For many patients, an exploration of a life in recovery will need to include a spiritually based assessment.

Establish connection with the narcissistic patient

April 2, 2018  |  Paul L. Hokemeyer, JD, PhD
Too many treatment programs engage in clinical pandering with the high-worth population.

Secrets: How and when patients should reveal

March 15, 2018  |  Brian Duffy, LMHC, LADC-I
Clinicians can help patients understand when its's safe to share personal information with others.

SCE: Traumatic triggers resonate deep in the brain’s memory

March 11, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Some traumatic memories from early in life are encoded in the brain as “primitive” thoughts and feelings that later might be mistakenly attributed to present-day situations.

SCE Orange County: Address spirituality in the treatment of trauma

March 5, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
An expert in the treatment process for complex trauma urged attendees of last week's Summit for Clinical Excellence to pay closer attention to the spiritual link to trauma and its treatment.

SCE Orange County: Help patients embrace the discomfort

March 2, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Speakers at this week's Summit for Clinical Excellence on trauma and addiction questioned therapeutic approaches that seek to shield patients from uncomfortable feelings.

SCE Arizona: Pain patients must focus on quality of life

February 15, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Mel Pohl of the Las Vegas Recovery Center tells Summit for Clinical Excellence attendees to focus on the level of function when treating pain.


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