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David Richards explores the challenges of working therapeutically with older LGBT men and women, for gay, lesbian and heterosexual practitioners By David Richards Two of the biggest cultural challenges in Western society remain age and sexuality. Despite significant developments in recent times, including important protective legislation for both groups, older people and ... Read More

Defining Intimacy

“Intimacy demands the highest risk but yields the richest reward. Intimacy is the driving force which makes the painful grit of life worthwhile. Intimacy is the life-giving beam of light, whereby we discover each other from the inside out, never quite fully, never entirely, but enough to find an exquisite
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By Mrs Toula Gordillo What makes one person ‘bounce back’ following adversity and another person seem to ‘crumble in a heap’? This question has always posed a fascination for me. I have often wondered whether individuals are simply born with the skills to cope with the difficulties that life often presents ... Read More

A Family Affair

Helping kids battle obesity begins with the family, and counselors are well-positioned to play an integral role. By Lynne Shallcross According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity now affects 17 percent of U.S. children and adolescents, which adds up to roughly 12.5 million kids. Since 1980, obesity prevalence among ... Read More

How the Mind Works

Over the past two decades scientists have devoted much time to the human brain: how it works, why it works, and how it impacts human and animal behaviour. As a result, it is hard to keep up with the latest research! To help you out, we looked around for websites that publish regular, free, and ... Read More

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