Articles, Leading Stories

June 1st, 2016

Summer camp provides emotional support

By Pamela Berard

A residential summer camp in Vermont supports children with a range of social, behavioral and emotional needs.

Camp Daybreak, offered to boys and girls 8-11 for one week...

June 1st, 2016

Stepfamily relationships at heart of psychologist’s research

By Catherine Robertson Souter

According to the Pew Research Center, 42 percent of American adults are in some form of a blended family. Sound surprising? What is more surprising, according to Patricia...

May 1st, 2016

Practitioner safety: more training needed

By Phyllis Hanlon

Approximately three years after getting licensed, C. Avila Wright, Ph.D., worked in an inpatient setting where she was assaulted by a patient. With limited training in...

May 1st, 2016

Demand grows for inpatient ASD and ID programs

By Janine Weisman

Half the beds in a new eight-bed inpatient unit heralded as Connecticut’s first specialized psychiatric unit for children with autism and developmental disorders were still...

May 1st, 2016

Vermont examining its residential facility needs

By Pamela Berard

A report recently presented to the Vermont state legislature outlines preliminary recommendations related to the development of a new secure residential facility to address the...

May 1st, 2016

TaraVista Behavioral Health Center to open in Devens, Mass.

By Catherine Robertson Souter

In a move that should ease the overburdening of inpatient beds across the state, central Massachusetts will soon see the opening of a new 108-bed mental health facility. Health...

May 1st, 2016

Bournewood to debut partial hospital program

By Pamela Berard

Bournewood Hospital, a 90-bed, full-service independent privately-owned psychiatric facility in Brookline, Mass., in May will debut a new Mental Health Partial Hospital...

May 1st, 2016

Brattleboro Retreat seeks state funding for new adolescent unit

By Phyllis Hanlon

When the Brattleboro Retreat was founded in 1834 with a $10,000 bequest from Anna Marsh, the facility served, and continues to serve, a range of patients from children and...

May 1st, 2016

Report examines health indicators on county basis

By Rivkela Brodsky

There is something like a chicken-or-the-egg dilemma coming out of a new county-level analysis of U.S. licensed psychologists done by the American Psychological Association’s...

May 1st, 2016

Spring Harbor Hospital to re-open 12 bed unit

By Rivkela Brodsky

Maine’s Spring Harbor Hospital will be able to reopen a previously closed unit of 12 psychiatric beds by the end of September thanks to a good chunk of funding from the...

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