Make-A-Wish child uses wish to develop music therapy program at Springfield’s Mercy children’s hospital

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – A Make-a-Wish child from Ozark, Mo., used her wish to help other kids in need. Samantha Cox teamed up with Mercy’s children’s hospital in Springfield to create a new music therapy program. While Samantha received treatment at Mercy, she wrote and performed music for her medical team. She says music was…

Investigators say former Utah County therapist is ‘threat to children’ for ‘egregious crimes’

UTAH COUNTY, Utah — Former therapist David Lee Hamblin, 68, was said to be “a threat to the children and citizens of Utah County” in court documents that also request he be held without bail for “egregious crimes against a child.” Investigators also said despite having his license revoked as a therapist, Hamblin continue to…

Multnomah County’s Juvenile Services Division partners with DoveLewis to bring therapy dogs to detention

September 28, 2022 There’s something about the loving gaze and sweet disposition of a pet that, for so many, not only lights up a room but can also make a bad day better. In fact, research has shown clear health benefits to having pets: Doting on animals may actually lower blood pressure, ease depression and…

Hospitals face shortage of certified therapy dogs for patient, staff visits

CANTON, Ohio — Throughout the pandemic, you’ve likely heard about supply chain issues and shortages in restaurants, stores and other businesses. You can add a lack of four-legged hospital visitors to that list. Cleveland Clinic is currently looking for certified therapy dog/handler teams to visit multiple hospitals as part of Caring Canines program. There is program in…

Children’s speech, language therapy clinic expands to N St. Louis

The new office will allow the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic to help an additional 30 to 40 children. ST. LOUIS — Children who need help with their speech and language skills now have a place to go in north St. Louis. The Walker Scottish Rite Clinic’s new office on Prairie Avenue sits in the city’s…

Stop Going to Therapy and Start Going to Ghablegharst the Bridge Troll

Hello, guest commentator here! I know they usually submit an author picture for that sort of thing, but for reasons you have to take my word for, a series of misadventures saw to it that my photograph would be misplaced and therefore there is no picture of me, so that’s just going to have to…

Oklahoma’s First 911 Center Therapy Dog Having Paw-sitive Effect On Dispatchers

A therapy dog, believed to be the first one assigned to a 911 center in Oklahoma, is boosting the morale of dispatchers who take hundreds of calls per day. Bella is the therapy dog for the Norman Emergency Communications Center at the Norman Police Department.  She was severely malnourished when she arrived at an animal…

Pediatric Yoga Therapy Services at Cook Children’s

By Sydney Hanes A couple months ago, Pediatric Yoga Therapists Gina Shelton and Stacy Bush joined the Cook Children’s Pain Management team to lead yoga therapy classes and individual consults throughout the medical center, Inpatient Psychiatry Unit and Partial Hospitalization Program. While yoga is a general term of practice, “yoga therapy is the process of…

Madison Co and local schools begin satellite therapy

CHITTENANGO, N.Y. (WSYR-TV)- The Madison County Department of Mental Health and school districts have partnered to get satellite therapists inside the schools. Mike Eiffe has been the Superintendent at Chittenango School District for six years. He said the past couple of years were difficult. “The impacts of the pandemic we have seen an increased need…

What is Family Psychoeducation Therapy?

While every method and technique of psychoeducation therapy may differ however, they all share a few similar characteristics. Psychoeducation programs begin by an assessment of the client’s abilities and strengths. A partnership can be established between the therapy provider and the client by this. Therapy’s goal is to assist the patient to understand the diagnosis and manage their…