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Know Your Relationship Sensitivities and Own Them
Barbi Pecenco, MA

Is Your Marriage Suffering from Affection Deficit Disorder?
Richard Nicastro, Ph.D.

Don't Let Resentment Grow in Your Relationship
Barbi Pecenco, MA

Marriage Alert: When to STOP Communicating
Richard Nicastro, Ph.D.

Emotional Safety: What it is and Why it's Important
Barbi Pecenco, MA

Coping With A Spouse's Illness
Richard Nicastro, Ph.D.

Refresh Your Marriage: Get Reconnected to Your Spouse
Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Childhood
Dr. Asa Don Brown Ph.D.

How to Self-Soothe
Barbi Pecenco, MA

How to Navigate the Maze of Internet Relationship Advice
Richard Nicastro, Ph.D.

Working Through the Past with Family of Origin Style Therapy
Lisa Kift, MFT

Happiness Starts with a Spark
Dr. Linda Miles

Discover What Your Marriage is Missing
Richard Nicastro, Ph.D.

The Truth of Fundamental Need & Fear
Jonathan Goodman-Herrick, LCSW

Why You Can't Just Give In by Barbi Pecenco, MA

NAA Provides Marriage Counseling Grant for Parents of Autistic Children

5 Crucial Qualities of Therapists - A Client's Point of View by Lisa Kift, MFT

Are Your Friends Hurting Your Relationship? by Richard Nicastro, Ph.D.

Understanding Gender and Culture within the Context of Spirituality: Implications for Counselors by Sue Passalacqua and Joseph M. Cervantes

Relationship Basics: Have You Forgotten the Fundamentals of a Great Relationship? by Richard Nicastro, Ph.D.

Premarital Counseling Workbook Provides a Cost Effective Alternative to Face to Face Premarital Counseling

One Easy Thing You Can Do Today to Improve Your Relationship by Barbi Pecenco, MA

Taking Responsibility for Your Feelings by Barbi Pecenco, MA

Choosing a Marriage Counselor: 8 Aspects to Consider
by Lisa Kift, LMFT

Saving Your Relationship: Healing from Infidelity
by Lisa Kift, LMFT

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Marriage Counseling by Lisa Kift, LMFT

How to Handle Infidelity in a Marriage by Dr. Brenda Shoshanna

How to Balance and Restore Your Relationship by Dr. Brenda Shoshanna

Has Your Marriage Therapist Ever Been in Therapy? by Jay Slupesky, MA

Couples Quick Assessment Checklist: How Strong is Your
Relationship Foundation?
by Lisa Kift, MFT

Review of Light Your Fire by Dr. Ellen Kreidman by Chris Hartwell, MSW

Invigorating Time Starved Relationships James W. Walkup, D. Min.&

How to Fight Less Barbi Pecenco, MFT-Intern

Quick Tips on How to Build Trust in Your Relationship by Jennine Estes, MA

Ten Things to Improve Your Relationship by Keith Miller, MSW

Honesty in Relationships a study by the University of Rochester

Balanced Relationships: You, Me, and We by Lisa Kift, MA
Healthy Relationships: Assessing the Emotional Safety
by Lisa Kift, MA

Defensive Behavior in an Argument by Jennine Estes, MA, IMF

The Teddy Bear Technique & Psychodrama by Tammy Stoner, LCSW

Understanding Play Therapy by Sheri Fay LMFT, LPC

Rededicating Yourself to Your Relationship - Shlomo Slatkin, MS, LGPC

Tell Me No Lies: 7 Reasons Why You Might Lie to Your Partner by Richard Nicastro, Ph.D.

Health ED: Continuing Education Programs

Clinical Counseling Job Openings in Virginia - Remuda Ranch

How to Choose the Right Therapist for You by Jack N. Singer, Ph.D.

The Life I Once Knew - by Dr. Noah H. Kersey

Are Married People Happier Than Unmarried People? from The American Psychological Association.
WASHINGTON - In a large longitudinal study that sheds new light on the association between marital status and happiness, researchers have found that people get a boost in life satisfaction from marriage. But the increase in happiness is very small -- approximately one tenth of one point on an 11-point scale -- and is likely due to initial reactions to marriage and then a return to prior levels of happiness.

Play Therapy Techniques for the Changing Family by Tammy Stoner, LCSW

Live-In And Learn from Psychology Today
Focuses on a study which compared the problem-solving and support behaviors of couples who cohabited and who did not cohabit before marriage, conducted by professor Catherine Cohan. Behaviors of couple who lived together before marrying; Suggestions on how to improve communication skills between couples.

Relationship Basics by Dr. Marty Tashman

Research Study: Step-Parenting Styles Stepfamily Foundation of Alberta

Indiana Marriage Seminars by Dr. Noah Kersey Ph.D.

Breaking the Silent Treatment by Mort Fertel

Search Engine Accessibility and Community Resources by Chris Hartwell, MSW and Parker Sternbergh, MSW, MPH

Citizens of Another Universe by Dr. Noah Kersey, Ph.D.

Book Review : Who Moved My Cheese? by Chris Hartwell, MSW

The Art of CinemaTherapy : What I Learned from the Movies by Dr. Noah Kersey, Ph.D.

One Chance at a Second Chance by Mort Fertel

Until Death Do Us Part: The Sacred Oath Dr. Noah Kersey, Ph.D.

Managing Personality Collisions in the Busy Workplace by Dr. Jack Singer, Ph.D.

Finding Your Soulmate by Kenneth A Sprang, MA, JD

 The Quest for Intimacy and Passion: Challenges for the Adult Children of Divorce by Kenneth A. Sprang and Carol Sprang, MA, RNC, LCPC

Use the Pain of Infidelity to Make Your Marriage Stronger by Dr. Ellen Kreidman Ph.D.

The First Phone Call to a Therapist by Dr. Marty Tashman

The Good Fight | Showing Children How to Fight Fair by Kathleen Finnegan, MA, LPC. Guidelines for fair fighting.

Where Have all the Families Gone? by Dr. Noah H. Kersey Ph.D.

When Your Children Come from Different Planets by Kenneth Sprang, MA, JD
Parents must affirm their individuality and uniqueness. The children should be loved not for what they do but simply for what they are.

How to Stay Lovers While Raising Children By: Dr. Ellen Kreidman, Ph.D.
The best gift you can ever give your children is a loving relationship with your mate. The happiest, most well-adjusted children come from a home where mommy and daddy love each other.

Sins of the Family by Beverly Tauke, LCSW  a book review by Sarah S. Kreutziger, PhD, LCSW, ACSW
What makes her book different from many others in this category is the confluence of traditional family therapy with religious writings and practice. Ms. Tauke wants more for her readers than liberation from negative, life destroying traits; she wants them to experience healing through a "vibrant, authentic, God-driven, metabolized faith" (p.11). Overcoming the Sins of the Family is full of helpful information about meeting the pain of the past and transforming it into abundant living for the future for both clinicians or individuals working on their own families.

All About Counseling by Dr. Noah H. Kersey Ph.D.
An introduction to the Counseling Process.

From the Heart of a Birth Father by Dr. Noah H. Kersey Ph.D.
An experiential article regarding adoption issues.

Family eJournal - Connecting parents and their children
Family eJournal is an interactive website designed to improve family closeness by allowing parents and their children to share their thoughts and feelings through online, guided communication. Communication is stimulated by family members answering four daily questions posted on the site, such as "How did you feel when you woke up today?" or "What do you see as your role in the family?".

Partnering: A New Kind of Relationship by Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone
Partnering is cooperative and replaces the classic hierarchical, patriarchal relationship where dominance was the main theme. Partnering means many things, but most of all we see it as a joint venture in the exciting business of life. It means that you move from a life in which you were the "sole proprietor" to one in which you are a full and equal partner with someone else

Getting Enough Attention by Tony Schirtzinger; ACSW, CICSW
"He's only doing it for the attention." What a ridiculous statement! Getting attention is VITAL for all of us. As infants we would actually die if we didn't get enough attention, and as adults we are miserable and can actually go crazy if we are ignored for too long. When someone says "He's only doing it for the attention" they might as well be saying: "He's only doing for the food and the air!"

Primed for Crime from Psychology Today
Describes what has to be the world's largest study of how criminal behavior develops. Researchers from the Harvard-affiliated Judge Baker Children's Center in Boston developed a plan for field workers to follow 11,000 children and their families over eight years at various age points and from every socio-economic level; Details about the aims of the study from psychologist Jacqueline McGuire at Judge Baker; Examining antisocial behavior; Questions.

When to Hold Your Tongue from Psychology Today
Reports on psychologist Clifford Notarius' research findings that parents who harshly criticize each other are compromising their children's adjustment. Importance of parental communication for the offspring; Higher levels of problems for children of troubled marriage relationships.

Shattered Vows from Psychology Today
Focuses on measures which can be taken by married couples to repair damage caused as a result of infidelity. Findings of research conducted on infidelity in marriage; What causes infidelity among couples; Impact of infidelity on the level of trust between the couple. INSETS: Voices of infidelity; Advice to Hillary, all dearly betrayed, and with Peggy Vaughan; 'How do I know you won't betray me again' by S.G; What is the single most important thing you want people to

A Guide for Caring Adults Working with Young People Experiencing Addiction in the Family from The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin.
Alcoholism and drug addiction is taking a toll on the American family. As a result, 8.3 million children in the United States, approximately 11 percent, live with at least one parent who is in need of treatment and counselling for alcohol- or drug-dependency. One in four children under the age of 18 is living in a home where alcoholism or alcohol abuse is a fact of daily life

Who's dragging their feet? Husbands and wives seeking marital therapy. from the Journal of Marriage and Family Counselling.
"Despite its demonstrated efficacy, marital therapy's impact has been limited by couples' general reluctance to seek help until their problems become severe." This study identifies three steps toward seeking help (therapy), and finds that women, on average, were rated as completing the steps before men. Other related aspects of help seeking are discussed, such as gender role orientation, demographics, and relationship satisfaction.

How to Save Your Relationship. from Psychology Today.
Here, Susan Johnson Ed.D., maps out a nine step process for Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) which the article claims is a highly successful theory of adult love. The article incorporates a case study, and is available free to the public online at the Psychology Today website.

Elder Care More Than "Parenting a Parent." Published by the American Psychological Association.
An older (1996) article that is still very relevant today concerning the issues families face in caring for the elderly. The article discusses generational issues, role reversal, and assumptions that people frequently make which aren't always correct.

Warning Signs : A Youth Anti-Violence Guide. Published by the American Psychological Association.
A very informative guide to youth violence available online as well as in brochure form through the APA website. The guide discusses reasons for violent behavior, warning signs, what to do, and ways to better manage anger.

The PermaParent Trap from Psychology Today
By housing their twenty-something children and financing their lives, today's parents may be compromising their own. Family


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