Month: November 2017

Alaska : Therapy Dog

By: Ms. Sandra DeGroat/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner OMHS  & Kimberly Wada/ Instructional Paraprofessional  Alaska, a 5 year old mixed breed (German Sheppard/Husky), is a therapy dog who is trained in Animal-Assisted Therapy and certified by Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs. Ms. Sandra is Alaska’s handler and is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in the outpatient department at …

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What the word “Thankful” means to me this time of year:

By: Sarah/Student As the leaves fall and the weather gets colder, we know that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Every year we anticipate the turkey and the fixings that appear on our tables and getting together with loved ones; but what is Thanksgiving really about? Thanksgiving dates back to the earliest settlers in America. …

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Brainspotting

A new approach to psychotherapy that utilizes the field of vision to facilitate healing. BY: Stephanie Iannelli, LCSW Outpatient Department Developed by Dr. David Grand in 2003, Brainspotting is a neuro-physioloigcal/psychological approach. The clinician and client find the Brainspot together; the client notices his/her internal senses, while the clinician observes automatic reflexes such as blinks, twitches or …

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