Resources Tagged With: CHC Expert content

DBT: Acceptance and Change

Studies indicate that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is “the best tool we have” for self-harming and suicidal adolescents. So what is it and why is it so effective? DBT teaches important social-emotional and resilience skills for life enhancement. Read more ›

Building Resilience

One of the most important things we can do for our children is to help them develop resilience. A common misconception is that people are either resilient or not; that we’re born one way or the other. In fact, the process of building resilience is a lifelong journey of learning to cope with challenging experiences and adapt well in the face of adversity. Read more ›

Expert Advice When “It’s [Not] the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

We all know that “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” doesn’t apply to everyone. So we asked our CHC experts:

“What piece of advice, mantra or affirmation would you offer someone for whom the holidays are less a time of unbridled joy and more a period of painful reflection, sadness, loneliness, anxiety, and/or depression?” Read more ›

Digital Tools for Mental Health [downloadable]

High-quality digital resources can play a part in improving and maintaining mental and emotional health. Some are meant to be used independently, and others can be a valuable complement to professional care.

The following tools have been curated by experts from the Catherine T. Harvey Center for Clinical Services at CHC. Read more ›

Gender and Sexuality for the Modern Parent [presentation] [video]

Still stuck in the dinosaur age when thinking and talking about gender, sexuality and identity? Much has changed in our understanding of these concepts. Learn how you can be an ally and advocate for all youth as they navigate their path towards self-identity and independence. Read more ›

What New Study Findings Tell Us About Serotonin, Depression and SSRIs: A Chief Psychiatrist’s Take

by Vidya Krishnan, MD, Chief Psychiatrist and Medical Director, Catherine T. Harvey Center for Clinical Services, CHC

Approximately 280 million people around the globe have depression, according to a report from the World Health Organization. The personal, familial, and societal effects of this condition are profound. Especially considering that depression, at its worst, can lead to suicide. Read more ›

What is Parent Coaching?

by Pardis Khosravi, PsyD, Clinical Director and Licensed Psychologist at CHC

Let’s face it: parenting is hard. As a parent or caregiver, your goal is to raise your children to be healthy, happy, successful adults, but the road to get there is filled with twists and turns. It’s hard to know if you are making the right choices along the way, and the path may look different for each child. Read more ›

Self-Care Summer

written by Liza Bennigson, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications

Remember when childhood summers looked like long, unscripted days of play with whichever neighborhood kids you happened to run into, riding bikes and climbing trees and not coming home until the street lights flickered on? If we were fortunate enough to go to camp, it probably entailed swimming, crafts and capture the flag, not STEM, VR and scratch coding. Read more ›

Demystifying Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Written by Pardis Khosravi, PsyD, Clinical Director and Licensed Psychologist, CHC Clinical Services  and Patrice Crisostomo, PhD, Clinical Program Manager and Licensed Psychologist, CHC Clinical Services

Suicide rates among ages 10-24, while stable from 2000 to 2007, jumped nearly 60 percent by 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By 2019, 1 in 5 youths had contemplated attempting suicide. Read more ›

CHC Recommends — Books About ADHD

Glen R. Elliott, PhD, MD diagnoses and treats severe psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. He also gives regular presentations throughout the Bay Area on topics related to medication use for behavioral and psychiatric problems in children and adolescents, autism, bipolar disorder and ADHD.

Dr. Elliott recommends the following books for those who are seeking information and support for ADHD. Read more ›

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