Interviews

August 26th, 2019

Q&A with Robert Jamison, PhD

By Catherine Robertson Souter

With the crusade against the over-prescription of opioids, medical professionals are finding it difficult to ascertain if and when they should ever prescribe the medications to clients. The chief psychologist at the Pain Management Center of Chestnut Hill, Mass., Robert Jamison,Ph.D has worked with pain management for close to 30 years and has witnessed the rise and fall of opioids as the go-to medication for treatment. As his team realized how detrimental the drugs could be to some patients, they began to search for a way to predict just who may be at risk for abusing opioids and to see [More]

July 5th, 2019

Specialists address the complexities of treating women’s emotional health

By Phyllis Hanlon

Statistics show that women are twice as likely as men to experience depression and several types of anxiety; females are also approximately nine times more likely to have eating disorders than males. But women may present with complexities that require therapy from psychologists who specialize in treating this population. Wendy F. Habelow, Ph.D, owner of Beacon Behavioral Services, LLC in West Hartford, Connecticut, certified mediator and collaborative divorce coach, said that only a woman can truly understand what other women are experiencing. Embracing a feminist perspective on life and in therapy, she believes there is “personal and professional value in [More]