Creating A Community of Care: F.R.I.E.N.D.S Inc

This article details my journey directing two Visiting Nurse Service of New York’s programs: children’s mobile crisis team and a family support service, in the poverty and crime-ridden Mott Haven section of the South Bronx.  Both services were funded by a special federal grant that allowed a great deal of innovation. Three other services were funded by the same …

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Emotional Intelligence Exercise: 6 Tips To Make Wishes Come True

“If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.”  as my mother often said. I hated hearing that, but she was giving me an important reality check. Wishing does not make it so, but wishing has it uses. Mainly it gives us hope. As the last quote states however, you need to do two things to make …

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OFFERING TO HELP? NOT ALWAYS KIND

WHEN TO SHARE  KNOWLEDGE One of the big debates in the therapy field divides those who offer advice, from those that let you figure every thing out for yourself. Here is what I call the plop, plop joke. It makes fun of those who carry Carl Roger’s reflecting back aka don’t give advice to an …

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SHRINKS THINK

WORRY ABOUT BEING NORMAL?  WONDER ABOUT A FRIEND OR BOSS OR CHILD?  BELIEVE ME YOU ARE NOT ALONE. This Shrink Think post starts a series I call Normal or Not.  Part of my blogging stems from my narcissistic need to share what some call would call my intellectual property. Narcissism can be healthy or not …

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