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News Items – November 12, 2019

Breeze Hannaford is a member:
With Transgender Military Ban In Place, Vets Reflect On Service And Their Struggle For True Identity
Breeze Hannaford, a licensed clinical social worker at Salt Lake’s George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, thinks the treatment of LGBTQ service members has come a long way, but she says that this year things took a step back. In April, the Trump administration transgender military ban went into effect. The policy bans anyone with gender dysphoria who is taking hormones or has already undergone a gender transition from enlisting. Hannaford says that some transgender people already in the military are essentially grandfathered in. The Palm Center, a public policy think tank at UC Santa Barbara, found though that of the 14,700 transgender troops serving in the military, only a small percentage are actually protected.

Ashley Fletcher is a member:
[Video] Reasoning with Unreasonable People
Springfield Business Journal (MO)
Ashley Fletcher, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, says when you’re dealing with someone you perceive as unreasonable, take a step back and understand there is probably a reason for their behavior. She recommends giving them some space and understanding, but setting firm boundaries. “When someone’s being abusive or not respectful to you, those things aren’t okay,” Fletcher says. Practice abundant self-care.

Bernard Ivin is a member:
When Nagging, Lecturing & Yelling Do Not Work – A Guide to Parenting the Strong-Willed Child
New Jersey Hills Media Group
Bernie Ivin, LCSW addresses When Nagging, Lecturing & Yelling Do Not Work – A Guide to Parenting the Strong-Willed Child: Some children are more difficult than others and do not naturally cooperate or listen to their parents.  These children often seem immune to the nagging, lecturing, yelling, and other emotional tactics commonly used by parents.  Fortunately, there are strategies that can help. This seminar will teach parents the key to being effective with the strong-willed child, strategies for cultivating a cooperative family environment, and a system for effective discipline. Bernie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the treatment of mood disorders and substance abuse.

Keri Hanson is a member:
How Long Does Postpartum Depression Last Untreated? Maybe Years, Say Docs
“We consider postpartum depression existing through 12 months postpartum, and we know it often doesn’t resolve without some kind of intervention,” Keri Hanson, licensed clinical social worker and program coordinator for SCL Health’s Maternal Mental Health program, says in an interview with Romper. “We also know that of the number of women identified as having PPD, only about 50 percent of them actually receive treatment, and a very small percentage of that number receive adequate treatment.”

Amy Holck is a member:
Your Healthy Family: How palliative care can help with a new serious diagnosis
Amy Holck is a clinical social worker and the Director of Palliative Services at Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care in Colorado Springs, who says sometimes making sure all your doctors are on the same page can be a challenge. “Specialists do an amazing job in what they specialize in but don’t always take the time to step back and look at the big picture. Medicine has become very specialized and gone are the days when the doctor that delivered you is there at your end-of-life care. We now have multiple doctors in the community, and there are specialists that focus on certain pieces of our care.”

Renee Bouffard is a member:
Behind prison walls; Operation Warrior Horse goes into action in Enfield
FOX61 (CT)
Inside Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution inmates rarely get a taste of the outside world. Now, once a week, Renee Bouffard a licensed clinical social worker and Nicole Defelice a retired MP with the Army National Guard and Equine Specialist in Mental Health, bring three horses to the prison yard and put their program called Operation Warrior Horse into motion. The program helps incarcerated veterans using the horses to heal. “I think what this does is renew that sense of relationships and that ability that we can connect,” Bouffard said.

Arlene Englander is a member:
Why You’re More Likely To Fall For Someone Who’s Just Like Your Ex
It may also be that you’re dating people with certain negative personality traits — like those who are controlling or emotionally detached — as a way of resolving old family conflicts. “We refer to this in the field of psychotherapy as ‘the repetition syndrome,'” Arlene B. Englander, LCSW, MBA, a licensed psychotherapist, tells Bustle. “The current love interest may share qualities that are similar to one or both of our parents and pre-consciously we are trying, as an adult, to finally resolve a situation which, as a [child], we felt too vulnerable and helpless to control.”

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