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January 2nd, 2024

NH child advocate lobbies for lawmakers to rethink abuse, neglect placements

By Eileen Weber

Out- of-state residences would be last resort

Children in abuse and neglect cases are typically placed in outside facilities when there is no family or foster...

January 2nd, 2024

Proposed legislation would ban aversive therapy in Massachusetts

By New England Psychologist Staff

Judge Rotenberg Center uses, defends practice

Opponents of the use of electric shock therapy to treat severe behavioral...

January 2nd, 2024

Judge Rotenberg Center is last in U.S. to use electric shock therapy

By Beth Negus Viveiros

Graduated electronic decelerator gets mixed reviews

Some families of residents at the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) in Canton, MA cite the graduated electronic...

January 2nd, 2024

Virtual reality helps Black autistic youth discuss depression

By Beth Negus Viveiros

A Boston College professor has developed a new virtual reality (VR) tool to help Black youth on the autism spectrum discuss depression and other mental health...

December 4th, 2023

New behavioral health hospital opens in Mass.

By Eileen Weber

Valley Springs Behavioral Health Hospital opened its doors late this summer to treat children, adolescent, and adult patients with addiction and other mental and behavioral...

November 10th, 2023

Treating Long COVID mental health symptoms requires coordination

By Beth Negus Viveiros

Communication between mental health professionals and primary care providers (PCPs) is key to proper diagnosis and treatment of Long COVID mental health issues.

Because...

November 10th, 2023

Should I accept this referral?

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

Not long ago, I received a call from a woman requesting an intake appointment. I don’t use a scheduler and prefer to pre-screen clients myself. She was unclear about her...

November 10th, 2023

Program helps with transition back to school for students with mental health issues

By Danielle Ray

More than 250 schools in Massachusetts and largely across the East Coast have adopted the Bridge for Resilient Youth in Transition (bryt) model to help students return to...

November 10th, 2023

Psychological tool measures how trauma impacts religious beliefs

By Susan Gonsalves

Although religion and spirituality factor into many lives, research is scarce about how stress and traumatic events can impact and test an individual’s belief...

October 1st, 2023

Postpartum psychosis: A complex mix of serious symptoms

By Phyllis Hanlon

Several risk factors cited

Amanda Brown struggled with infertility and suffered two miscarriages before she experienced a...

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