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How do I know if a therapy is working?

The top ten indicators that you are receiving a good therapy, medication or service:  You are encouraged to work on learning, personal growth, rehabilitation or recovery as solutions to the challenges you face. You are respected and treated as an equal with choice and control over yourself. When you disagree with... Read More

ABA Isn’t Only for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

ABA Isn’t Only for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) ABA is widely recognized as a necessary treatment for children and adults with ASD. The epidemic of Autism Spectrum Disorder combined with an influential court case that made funding available in Canada for ABA treatment to children on the Autism... Read More

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