Archive for September 2013

How to Choose a Counselor or Therapist

It’s easy to find a counselor but perhaps more difficult to know if you’ve found one who is right for you. There are a number of questions you can ask that will help you to choose a counselor. This short article outlines 14 of these questions, in no particular order (please note, the words “therapist” and “counselor” are used interchangeably). Thanks to the therapist members who contributed their ideas for this article! If there are other important questions to ask or things you’d like to add to this list, please post a comment below. Read the rest of this entry »

Study Finds Violent Video Games Reduce Brain Response To Violence And Increase Aggressive Behavior

Scientists have known for years that playing violent video games causes players to become more aggressive. The findings of a new University of Missouri (MU) study provide one explanation for why this occurs: the brains of violent video game players become less responsive to violence, and this diminished brain response predicts an increase in aggression. Read the rest of this entry »

Equine Animal Assisted Therapy Research Off and Running

The Ohio State University Colleges of Social Work and Veterinary Medicine are working to pilot an equine Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) intervention program for persons attending adult day services with early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Read the rest of this entry »