Category Archives: Palm Beach

What to expect from therapy

Before meeting with a PBBHW clinician: Consider carefully what you and your child want and need. Think through these questions: What are the problems or concerns in which you want support? Are you looking for individual and/or family therapy? What style of interaction will you find most helpful? Will you and your child work better…
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Evaluating Treatment Research: How do I know what to choose?

By Katy Dorendorf, Psy.D. Over 230 different psychotherapeutic treatments have been proposed for the variety of developmental and psychological disorders that appear in children and adolescents, yet only a few can be labeled effective based on scientific research (Gold, Voracek, & Wigram, 2004). Moreover, information regarding the effectiveness of these treatments is often only presented…
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What are Complementary and Alternative Methods of Treatment (CAM)?

By Katy Dorendorf, PsyD               There are a variety of different treatment options available when children are diagnosed with a developmental or behavioral disorder. Many types of behavioral health treatments are supported by strong research which supports their use as effective. These treatments are termed conventional treatments, empirically based practices…
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Perfectionism

By: Stephanie Larsen, Psy.D Perfectionism is a personal standard or attitude where goals and expectations are set at a level that are impossible or very difficult to reach.  Perfectionists can excel at school or struggle due to procrastination and difficulties completing assignments to their satisfaction. Most people strive to do their very best in academics…
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