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HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF TELEPSYCHOLOGY ...

posted Apr 30, 2017, 7:35 PM by Keren Chansky Suberri   [ updated Apr 30, 2017, 8:07 PM ]

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF TELEPSYCHOLOGY AND STEER CLEAR OF COMMON PITFALLS

BY REBECCA A. CLAY

APA Monitor on Psychology May 2017 Edition

When psychologist Keren Chansky Suberri, PhD, moved her practice from southern New Jersey to Philadelphia in 2015, she didn’t worry about finding office space convenient for her clients—primarily families of children with health-care problems. That’s because she switched from in-person meetings to videoconferencing.


I had become acutely aware that families’ needs weren’t being met
because parents of children with special health-care needs
weren’t able to get to my office,


says Suberri. It can be difficult for families of children with diabetes, seizure disorders and other serious issues to find appropriate childcare, she says. Plus, parents who’ve already taken a lot of time off for their children’s medical appointments are often reluctant to take off more to see a psychologist. Others simply live far too far away to make regular visits. Suberri’s other clients like videoconferencing, too.

 The technique works well with clients with agoraphobia, for instance, for whom “just going out of the house and into a doctor’s setting is like climbing the Himalayas,” says Suberri. Other clients appreciate the privacy of meeting with Suberri virtually from their own homes or offices.
And, says Suberri, “For the younger generation, this is very natural.”


  For the complete article by Rebecca Clay See: http://www.apamonitor-digital.org

Chronic Pain in Children: What’s a Parent to Do?

posted Mar 28, 2016, 11:44 AM by Keren Chansky Suberri   [ updated Mar 28, 2016, 12:52 PM ]

We all know: 'Children don't come with manuals.'
Helping your child when they say they are in pain can be especially upsetting and confusing for parents.
In this blog, I address a number of challenges parents of children with special health care needs face, including: 
  •     Helping your child manage their pain. 
  •     Validating your child's pain without catastrophising it. 
  •     Facing the 'can't-I-stay-home-from-school-today?' dilemma.

Click here for my blog published at the GoodTherapy.org website

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