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Our blog is a resource for clients and interested members of our community to learn more about our practice offerings, including groups, workshops, and other new programming.

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Introducing Organizational Skills Training: Targeted Individual Sessions and a Middle School Group

Organizational, Time Management, and Planning (OTMP) Skills Training When I tell people I am an expert in organizational skills, I have a tendency to want to hide my desk from view.  In reality, I am not the most organized person.  Not everything in my office is color-coded or indexed.  The truth is that for most people, having consistent organizational methods is not necessary all of the time.  As long as you are able to get your work done efficiently and […]

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Community Night Workshop (September 7): How to Choose a Therapist: Child, Adolescent, and Family Treatment Options

Community Nights Workshop: How to Choose a Therapist: Navigating Child, Adolescent (Under 18), and Family Treatment Options Ever since childhood I knew I wanted to work with kids. Well, first I actually wanted to be a dolphin trainer, but soon after it was always something to do with children: a teacher, then a pediatric cardiologist, and finally a clinical child psychologist. Because I knew I wanted to specialize in treating kids and adolescents, I thought that once I was accepted […]

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Community Nights Workshop (August 2): Finding Focus

Community Nights Workshop: Finding Focus   I’m Dr. Kristen Roman, a staff psychologist and Director of the Young Adult Program at CBT/DBT Associates. I’m excited to announce Finding Focus, the sixth workshop in our ongoing Community Nights Workshop series, which is free to the public. Finding Focus will offer resources and teach practical skills for those looking to reach their goals more effectively. As a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with college students, recent graduates, and those transitioning to the […]

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Community Nights Workshop (May 4, 2017): Helping a Student with Test Anxiety

Community Nights Workshop: Helping a Student with Test Anxiety   I’m Dr. Ilana Luft, a staff psychologist and director of Child, Adolescent and Family Services at CBT/DBT Associates, and I am pleased to announce the fourth workshop in our new Community Nights Workshop series. Community Nights are free, open to the public and designed to offer resources, support, and psycho-education on a variety of topics that are relevant to New York metro area families. Our staff-led workshops address common challenges […]

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Community Nights Workshop (April 6, 2017): Helping a Child on the Autism Spectrum Transition from Home to Independence

Community Nights Workshop: Helping a Child on the Autism Spectrum Transition from Home to Independence   I am Dr. Julie DiMatteo, a post-doctoral fellow at CBT/DBT Associates, and I’m excited to announce the third workshop in our new Community Nights Workshop series. Community Nights are free, open to the public and designed to offer resources, support, and psycho-education on a variety of topics that are relevant to New York metro area families. Our staff-led workshops address common challenges related to […]

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Mental Health Myth-Busters: “Binge Eating Disorder is Something I Have, Not Something I Do”

Mental Health Myth-Busters: “Binge Eating Disorder is Something I Have, Not Something I Do” According to a new commercial for Vyvanse, binge eating disorder is like the measles or the flu. It’s something you have, not something you do. It’s an “illness” completely unrelated to your behavior. Therefore, the treatment of choice is Vyvanse or some other prescribed medication. This is very misleading. So what is binge eating disorder (BED) anyway? A binge episode is defined as consuming an excessive […]

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Powerball as an Opportunity

Powerball as an Opportunity In the wake of last week’s Powerball drawing, you’ve undoubtedly read or heard about the potential psychological hazards of Powerball. It preys on our delusional belief that the practically impossible from a statistical viewpoint could be possible for us. Then, we’re left reeling with the crushing disappointment of not winning or (more likely) the embarrassment at having played. I would like to suggest a different point of view: the Powerball is an opportunity. It’s a catalyst […]

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