Author name: Acel Carlin

The Undeniable Role of the DSM–5 in Disorder Diagnosis

The Undeniable Role of the DSM–5 in Disorder Diagnosis

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5) is a diagnostic tool that’s published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The latest version—published in May 2013—is the product of over a decade’s work, and includes several new features and enhancements that have made it even easier to use in clinical settings. It has also made …

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What Is Reality Therapy and How Can It Help You Achieve Your Healing Goals

What Is Reality Therapy and How Can It Help You Achieve Your Healing Goals

With almost 26 percent of Americans over the age of 18 struggling with a diagnosable mental disorder in a year, there is a dire need for effective therapeutic strategies. When such a large proportion of the population is battling with mental illnesses, psychologists and mental health counselors are working harder to find effective strategies to help …

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Dynamics of Substance Abuse

Drug addiction is a complex disease and quitting usually takes more than good intentions or a strong will. Drugs change the brain in ways that make quitting hard, even for those who want to.

Why an Integral Approach May Make You a Better Therapist

Nearly thirty years ago, Ken Wilber* began an intellectual journey to create a meta-view, a map, to better understand the fundamental nature of reality. Looking at all of our wisdom traditions, be it spiritual, scientific, psychological, historical, etc., he has developed a thoughtful way to relate and integrate the truths from a wide variety of …

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CLINICAL SUPERVSION TRAINING

E Care Behavioral Health Institute conducts Clinical Supervision training series twice a year.   Winter series begins in January and Fall series  begins in August.  We have developed 45 hours continuing education training to provide clinicians with initial hours toward clinical supervisor credential and/or ongoing supervision continuing education hours required by credentialing boards. Training is …

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EVIDENCE-BASED CRISIS PREVENTION & DE-ESCALATION TRAINING

Evidence Based Protective Interventions’ Prevention Model is an evidenced-based alternative to the more restrictive/restraint-based interventions in managing escalating or crisis situations. As a replacement to what was formally North Carolina Interventions (NCI), the program is approved for meeting NC mandating requirements regarding provider agency licensing, and may meet the requirements of other states (check with …

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June Live Interactive Webinars

June is another month of learning new things and upgrading skills. If becoming a better counselor who understands clients better is on your list this month, subscribe to E-Care Behavioral and Health Institute live webinars. This June, we will tackle topics revolving around issues like depression in men, eating disorders, counseling based on various cultures, …

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Become a Better Counselor and Clinician with our April Live Webinars

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Continuous learning – an important step to take if you want to become a better counselor and clinician. We understand the importance of learning – especially if you want to stand out. If you want to become a better clinician, or if you set a goal to ace the various exams for counselors, it’s time …

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6 Symptoms of Geriatric Depression and How You Can Help

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 6 Symptoms of Geriatric Depression and How You Can Help   Geriatric Depression – also known as old age depression, or depression of the elderly – is a silent, often unrecognized culprit that affects a significant number of aging adults. Although constant sadness is part of aging, elderly depression is not. Identifying the signs …

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