Monthly Archives: May 2011

For Parents and Providers: Understanding Postpartum Depression

I’m always on the prowl for helpful books and resources to offer parents and providers, and I just came across PsychCentral’s review of the book, “Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression” by Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D., and … Continue reading

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For Providers: Assessing Posttraumatic Play

As a psychologist-in-training specializing in child trauma, I am constantly looking for reliable ways to assess posttraumatic symptomology, especially in young children who often cannot report their symptoms to adults.  Children express distress differently than adults; even the DSM-IV-TR acknowledges … Continue reading

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For Parents: Identifying Problematic Play

In my practice working with parents of child trauma survivors, the issue of posttraumatic play often arises.  Parents sometimes don’t understand what posttraumatic play is.  Some of the questions I’ve heard include: “When my child plays “doctor” with his or … Continue reading

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