Positive Psychology Part II
Positive Psychology Part II “Sense of Hope” By Petrina Yemane One of the most important attributes to develop for self-efficacy, well-being and emotional/mental health is a sense of hopefulness. This concept of attaining hope is pivotal in the therapeutic processes. One who is in distress and despair arrive in therapy for their simple inability to conjure up this virtue. It is one of the building blocks to repair one’s inner being and provide a foundation in which to build up
The Complexities of Continuing Bonds
What Are Continuing Bonds Anyway? Chances are if you have recently experienced a death of a loved one, you have heard, read, and/or experience "continuing bonds" with your deceased parent, sibling, spouse, fried, and child. Continuing bonds for the deceased are defined as deep emotional attachments maintained and persisted through memories, maintenance of possessions, the desire to carry on a legacy or complete the tasks of their deceased loved one, and so forth (Moss & Moss
A Look At Young Adult Caregivers
Young Adult Caregivers The National Alliance for Caregiving (2009) reported that there were at least 9.2 million young adult caregivers aged 18 to 34 who provided unpaid care for an adult or a child with a medical, behavioral, other condition, or disability. Based on U.S. Census Bureau Population Division’s (2014) estimate of young adults (20 to 39 years), there is an estimated 10.8% of the U.S. young adult population are young adult caregivers of adults and/or children. Dev
The Era of Positive Psychology
The New Era of Positive Psychology, Part I By Petrina Yemane A new school of thought developed in the 1990’s for this concept of Positive Psychology. It is a paradigm shift in this new era for how we view mental illness and distress verses mental health and wellness. New cutting edge research focused on seeing the patient as a client and having the client as an active participant in the therapy session. Positive Psychology took root in collaboration with Cognitive Behavioral
No Programs Yet for Remarried Widows/ers. What Gives?
During my long wait at the dermatologist's office, I decided to investigate what non-fiction and therapy books come up for both Widow/er Remarriage Preparation. This is an area of research and counseling interest of mine, so I was hoping to find some decent books and developed workshop programs on the common issues dealt in widow remarriage other than divorce' remarriage preparation. What I found out - or what I did not - is highly disappointing. In 2016, there are no book
Celebrating New Directions First Day.
Today is our first day in business providing service to clients. The past weekend was spent moving furniture and arranging things. Special thanks to Christina S, Susan M, Petrina Y, and Alla L. for helping during the move. It's super exciting to be in such a great location and have such gifted clinicians be a part of New Directions. Looking forward to the journey ahead.