Mental Health and the Trump Election - An Opinion

Mental Health and the Trump Election   I wrote this post in November of 2016. Now, not even two years later we see the fallout - this was reported by the CBC today.   This week I am consumed with analysing the potential behavioural repercussions of North America’s current disorientation and confusion over an event... Read More

Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety Disorders with ABA

Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety Disorders with Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Anxiety takes many forms, it expresses differently in each Functional Behaviour Analysis with each person who lives with it. Some people feel it constantly, some anticipate it, others experience sudden panic attacks. With some... Read More

Why Health Care Doesn't Care 4 - Your Tax Dollars at Work

Why Health Care Doesn't Care - Your Tax Dollars at Work   Most of the people who serve you in health care really do care about you and it shows.  When they really don’t and you have good evidence of that, you can go to the Patient Care Quality Review Board in your health region to make a complaint and they'll... Read More

When Health Care Doesn't Care 3 - What is Normal Anyway?

When Health Care Doesn't Care - What is Normal Anyway?    Over the last forty years the systematic pathologizing and medicating of individuals, has mushroomed, based on what we now know is false science and consumer manipulation. The website Mad in America collects the scientific evidence of this in North America.... Read More

When Health Care Doesn't Care 2 - Human Rights

When Health Care Doesn’t Care – The right to the best treatment available?   I heard about this on the news this week: Charter challenge of forced psychiatric treatment filed in BC Supreme Court.   I have been hoping for years that someone would tackle this.  It is hard to defend people who seemingly have no... Read More

When Health Care Doesn't Care 1 – What’s the Problem?

When Health Care Doesn’t Care – What’s the Problem?   This is a new series of blogs to analyse why so many of our partners have lost hope and optimism, because of services and supports that tell you what you can’t do instead of what you can do. Many of our partnerships are with people who feel dependent and... Read More

Does Parley offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

The short answer to this question is yes.  Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) are related. The difference between ABA and CBT is in the depth and types of services available.  Both therapies are behavioural approaches that evolved in the 1960's as a result of advances in the... Read More

Applied Behaviour Analysis after Acquired Brain Injury

The ABC’s of ABA after ABI – I couldn't resist the alliteration Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is a term that describes an insult to the brain whether it is from concussion, stroke, traumatic events or disease. Rehabilitation after any Acquired Brain Injury is a process of behavioural change. Survivors must... Read More

Medication Use and Magical Thinking

Magical thinking is a common occurrence when someone sees a correlation with an observed effect, and pulls causation out of thin air. For example, believing that a particular piece of clothing is lucky because something great happened when it was worn. It is a belief based on jumping to conclusions without... Read More

How do we know if our family member in care is happy & okay?

Quality of life indicators are often discussed with people whose lives include barriers to obtaining security and satisfaction. It is an important issue for having good mental health and wellness. Indicators that are typically measured include: Having good physical health Having a home Maintaining meaningful... Read More

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