Friendly Intervention

+-*The adolescent years can be difficult time for many when it comes to developing and maintaining friendships. For a person with autism, developing the social and coping skills necessary to develop meaningful friendships has an added layer of difficulty. Alumna Elizabeth Laugeson (MA ’00, PsyD ’04) has made it her …

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Changing The Mind Through The Body

+-*Until the discovery of various bacteria and antibiotics in the 1800s, emotions were closely linked with physical disease. But the last 25 years have seen a shift toward addressing the psychological factors that can play a role in illnesses such as heart disease. GSEP interviewed two alumni who have found …

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Man’s Best Counselor

+-*Dogs are an incredible resource for mental health; they’re widely available, effective, and efficient. The first known use of dogs for therapeutic purposes was in 1919, when the U.S. secretary of the interior Franklin Lane, suggested that canines be incorporated into the psychiatric treatment at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Washington, …

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