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Psycho-Social

Be Wary Of All The Hype With Skype

By |June 18th, 2012|

By Arden McGregor, MA, CPsychAssoc, CBIST, and Dennis Radman, Hons. BSc, RRP, CBIST

Recent advances in technology have led the way to a myriad of face-to-face services being transplanted to the Internet. Rehabilitation professionals have begun to evaluate and harness the utility of email, instant messaging and video conferencing to serve their clients (Zack, 2008). Using the internet to conduct counseling, psychotherapy and even rehabilitation is a cutting-edge method of service delivery. Providing services without the hassle [...]

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While Treating Mind & Body, Don’t Neglect the Soul: Integrating Spirituality into Assessment & Treatment of Chronic Pain

By |April 23rd, 2011|

We’re all aware of the evolution as we expanded from the medical to the bio-psycho-social models of conceptualizing pain. When the current generation started in healthcare, the medical model was still very much in vogue. As our knowledge base expanded, our model of thinking about pain expanded.

That was then, this is now. With research, with advocacy, with numerous campaigns we have moved forward, we are progressing into a biopsychosocial-spiritual framework. Whether we are aware [...]

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We all want to change something; Are we ready?

By |January 29th, 2011|

Wanting what you don’t have, and, NOT wanting what you already have. The difficulty with change can start with that dichotomous view of the human condition. We do not want the love handles, we want to get rid of the debt, and many of us detest the turbulence with the stresses at work and at home. Then we turn around and look towards what could be; the dream home, a better job and [...]

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