Tag: clinical pyschology

  • Harm Reduction: An Alternative Model to Abstinence

    Harm Reduction: An Alternative Model to Abstinence

    In this article, I will be writing about harm reduction, an approach to minimize the harmful risks involved in drug use, and the efficacy of different practices used with this approach, such as Needle Exchange Programs (NEP’s), Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT), and Safer Injection Sites.

  • Sensory Sensitivity and Autism

    Have you seen the billboards by Autism Speaks? “Sensory sensitivity is a sign of autism”.  As an autism researcher, I think it’s absolutely wonderful to increase awareness of the symptom profile of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). So often the greatest emphasis is placed on difficulties within the social domain, and many media portrayals…

  • Protecting Children. Is DCFS Allowed to Strike?

    The Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS), the official name of child protective services/social services here in Los Angeles County, was on a week-long strike over horrendous caseloads, low pay, and terrible schedules.