Why Opioids are Dangerous and How Therapy Can Help
Sep01

Why Opioids are Dangerous and How Therapy Can Help

Once again, the connection between therapy as pain treatment instead of the use of opioid pain medication is in the spotlight. An NPR reporter took a deeper look at pain management programs across the country that aim to help patients suffering from chronic pain get off of pain medication. The programs are focused on the emotional, social, and psychological aspects of pain in an effort to help patients reduce their dependence on...

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Therapy for Victims of Emotional Abuse
Aug04

Therapy for Victims of Emotional Abuse

In the 2010 report of the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, it was reported that “48.4% of women and 48.8% of men have experienced at least one psychologically aggressive behavior by an intimate partner during their lifetime.” Specifically, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also revealed that about “1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a...

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Occupational Therapy Interventions for Stress
Jul25

Occupational Therapy Interventions for Stress

Relationships. Finances. Work. There are lots of things that can cause us to be stressed out. Apparently, where we live can also impact our stress levels, as certain cities in the U.S. tend to have more stressed-out people than other cities. As an allied travel therapist, there are two ways to look at this. If you are trained in occupational therapy interventions for stress, you may want to live in a city where more people need your...

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The Role of Occupational Therapy in Treating Eating Disorders
Jul21

The Role of Occupational Therapy in Treating Eating Disorders

The recent debut of Netflix’s original movie To The Bone has shed light on the issue of eating disorders in today’s society.  To The Bone centers on 20-year-old Ellen (played by Lily Collins) and her journey to recovery in an inpatient group home for her eating disorder, anorexia nervosa. With the help of her therapist, Dr. William Beckham (played by Keanu Reeves), Ellen learns how to overcome her conflicts with her...

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Best States for Occupational Therapists
Jul19

Best States for Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapists work with patients to facilitate recovery in various capacities. However, the setting in which occupational therapists do this can vary greatly by facility and region. While there are countless factors affecting each unique situation, below is our list of the best states for occupational therapists. This ranking is primarily based upon salary, cost of living, and job opportunity but location and availability of...

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques for Improving Self-Esteem
Jun28

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques for Improving Self-Esteem

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of occupational therapy that is commonly used to rehabilitate aspects of one’s personal life, such as mental health and relationship building. Cognitive behavioral therapy combines psychotherapy and behavioral therapy. It is especially helpful for patients suffering from low self-esteem because it helps them understand the sources of their negative thoughts and how it transfers into their...

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