An Interview with Deanna Seather-Brady, Ryther Chemical Dependency Program Director What exactly is dabbing? When did this begin and why? Dabbing is consuming a cannabis (THC) concentrate. It is exposed to a heated surface and the vapor is inhaled. The result is an intense effect from a small amount. Dabbing has been around for years, […]
Interview with Ryther Psychologist, Dr. Rochelle Coffey, PsyD What types of psychological assessments do you most frequently do? Most often we do assessments for the purpose of diagnostic clarification and recommendations for treatment. This may include questions about whether a child has ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism spectrum disorder, a learning disability, depression, anxiety or […]
What is Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)? “IOP” is basically the middle ground between inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment. It’s for teens who are transitioning or stepping down from a more restrictive substance abuse treatment program such as inpatient treatment or when there is a need to bump up from a less intensive program.
The other day I happened across a broadcast of a presentation by Dee Wilson, one of the field’s best minds. During the Q&A, an audience member asked the question as to why would the system continue to place children in foster care when the research shows that kids coming out of foster care fare so […]
There are a great many “experts” who believe that facility based care is either unnecessary or bad. Most of them formed their opinions on this subject on the basis of what might have been going on 20 years ago when “residential” care may have been used excessively by the child welfare. Such people seem to […]
An interview with Dale Jarvis, CPA, Managing Consultant Q: Will healthcare reform really change the healthcare system? DJ: Right now what we have—a “sick care system”— is not a true healthcare system because money only starts flowing in large quantities after someone becomes sick, and very little money is available for prevention, early intervention, primary […]