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Redecision Therapy: What It Is and How It’s Used

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Redecision therapy was developed in 1965 by Mary Goulding, psychotherapist, and her husband psychiatrist, Bob Goulding. It combines the theoretical framework of Transactional Analysis (see my previous blog post) with the intervention techniques of Gestalt therapy. The Goulding’s sought to create a modality that was Read More

Exploring Life Scripts

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – In 1961, Eric Berne introduced the concept of “the script” and Transactional Analysis – a type of psychotherapy.  In its simplest definition, Transactional Analysis refers to how individuals interact in social situations and “the script” refers to the thoughts people hold within themselves. I was first Read More

Can You Recognize & Respond to Suicidal Cues?

By Cynthia May, MA, LLP, EAC Clinical Specialist – We’ve all wondered if we missed signs of suicidal thoughts of others.  Frequently, others try to hide any indication about their thoughts of self-harm and feelings of despair.  This can be especially true with acquaintances and casual relationships (i.e., work relationships).  People who we closely interact Read More

Affection: It’s Not Just for Children

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Affection is important; it makes us feel connected to others. The more affection we receive and give to others, the less lonely we feel. Being alone is not the same as being lonely. We can be with others (family, friends, partners, etc.) in the Read More

Team Communication Mistakes

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Effective communication is critical to healthy teams. When there are communication issues and communication is lacking, conflict tends to occur. One of the main issues I have seen in my 30 plus years of working with teams is conflict communication. The conflict usually focuses Read More

Relationship Behaviors: What NOT to Do

By Cynthia May, MA, LLP, EAC Clinical Specialist – Have you ever wondered how to create caring, compassion, and a sense of heart-connection with your partner? Here’s a novel way – look at what NOT to do! The following list of relationship behaviors to avoid intimacy can destroy healthy relationships between married or non-married couples, Read More

The Importance and Role of Friendships

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” -Anais Nin   By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – In 2021, in response to the Wellcome Collection’s exhibition, ‘On Happiness’, Professor Robin Read More

Change Your Thoughts

  “Change your thoughts and you change your world” – Norman Vincent Peale   By: Karen R. Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Did you know that you can change the way you feel by changing your thoughts?  This is the basic premise of Cognitive Therapy, which focuses on helping individuals shift out Read More

Balanced Emotions – A Spectrum Scale

By Cynthia May, MA, LLP, EAC Clinical Specialist – We all have many positive and admirable characteristics that enrich our close relationships.  But did you know that the overuse of a positive quality can become negative?  It can become destructive and crippling. And of course, the opposite, is true as well.  Under-use of a positive Read More