I was reading a journal article this week titled “Evaluation of equine-assisted therapy program for veterans who identify as ‘wounded, injured, or ill’ and their partners” which was published in September of this year. It reminded me of the great work DeAnna Wahlheim is doing using this therapy with some of her clients. The study
I thought I would share with you this week an interesting article I read in the Scholastic Magazine for Teachers concerning bullying and childhood trauma. This magazine was started in 1920 and has been helping teachers and administrators in their jobs for almost 100 years. Scholastic launched “Keep your cool in School”, a company-wide campaign against violence and
I thought this week I would share a few thoughts from Chapters two and three of Bruce Perry’s book “Born to Love”. The basis of this book is two-fold a) empathy allows us to make social connections and b) human relationships are powerful (both to harm or heal). Neurotransmitters Chapter two gives a wonderful review
I just watched a great video on helping a child or adolescent understand the brain. It was recorded by the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development. Click on the link to view the complete presentation. The presenter centers her talk around the concept that if young people understand what is happening in their
I thought this week I would write a blog about the upcoming training that many at the Center will be participating in. The Association for Play Therapy is having its International Conference in Phoenix this year during the first week of October. We are excited to have this training with renowned authorities in our city.