Behavior Contracts – the good, the bad and how to move away from them; Surpises about food and the environment
What to do about addiction clients with prescribed, potentially addictive medications; Pickleball anyone?
Lying and dishonesty in Treatment Courts and what to do; using ACCEPT with dishonesty; update on my grief process.
Welcome to the May edition of Tips and Topics (TNT). A special welcome and thanks to those readers who have been with me from the beginning and wrote to express their appreciation through all the years.
In SAVVY and STUMP THE SHRINK, I respond to a question on what to do about lying and dishonesty in Drug Courts – what is the role of sanctions?
In SKILLS, what is the role of treatment and judges and court teams when participants lie? Using ACCEPT as a structure to guide what to do.
In SOUL, I update where I am in my grieving process. It helps me to reflect and I hope helps you understand grief too.
What to do with poor outcomes: ACCEPT; my top 10 “Unvarnished Truths”
Guest writer Tips on Sports Betting; one more SOUL on losing my wife and grief
SAVVY and SKILLS – March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, which is why this edition comes to you earlier than usual, so you can be aware. Having a guest writer was good for me as I continue in the acute phase of grieving over the loss of my wife a few weeks ago.
SOUL – A bit more on grief and loss this month and then I’ll leave that alone for a while – in Tips and Topics, not my life.