Entries by Holly Scott

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in children can be difficult to diagnose.  Parents often confuse developmentally-appropriate rigid behaviors with OCD behaviors.  The following table (adapted from Freeman and Garcia’s Family based Treatment for Young Children with OCD: Therapist Guide, 2009) may be helpful for parents in differentiating OCD from developmentally appropriate routines. DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE BEHAVIORS Age 1 […]

Bucket List

Everyone needs some type of “Bucket List”.  Long term goals and dreams keep us going……. Here are some different ones I have found by doing a few searches: From A TRAVEL blogger: Visit every continent Go sailing Snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef Go skydiving Live outside North America Live in Europe Become fluent in […]

Therapy for Managing Depression, Anger and Aggression

Classic Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy models are based on the assumption that thoughts(cognitive processes) dictate feelings.  Those feelings then dictate behaviors (or actions). Here is a basic example: A fire alarm goes off in a hotel at night . Person A thinks:  some kids pulled the alarm and now I am awake! Person A feels: anger at the kids andannoyance about being awake. Person B thinks: there […]