Five Questions You Should Ask When Choosing a Therapist
Health & Medicine

Five Questions You Should Ask When Choosing a Therapist

Seeking care for behavioral health concerns, whether for yourself or your child, can itself cause some stress – especially if you don’t know what to look for in a therapist, or if your insurance coverage for mental health is limited or nonexistent. Here to help is Jennifer Schwartz, PhD, director of Drexel’s new Psychological Services … Continue reading

Sexting Among Minors: A Q+A About New Study
Business & Law / Community & Society

Sexting Among Minors: A Q+A About New Study

A recent study by researchers at Drexel University revealed that sexting among minors is more common than previously thought, and that most minors are unaware of the potential harsh legal consequences. The study, entitled “Youth Sexting: Prevalence Rates, Driving Motivations, and the Deterrent Effect of Legal Consequences,” was published online in June 2014 by the … Continue reading

Meet the innovators changing behavioral health care.
Community & Society / Health & Medicine

Meet the innovators changing behavioral health care.

Philadelphia is an epicenter of transformation in the system of care for people with mental illness and addictions. This Philadelphia Daily News profile last week of a North Philadelphia recovery center gives a good introduction to both how and why, under the leadership of Dr. Arthur C. Evans, commissioner of the city’s Department of Behavioral Health and … Continue reading

Talk to the Hand: Puppets Play a Key Role in the Classroom
Community & Society / Health & Medicine

Talk to the Hand: Puppets Play a Key Role in the Classroom

There are two new faces at Philadelphia elementary schools that have been causing quite a stir – and not just because they are made out of yarn and fabric… Molly and Wally are puppets that are used as part of an evidence-based program called “The Incredible Years” that Dr. Brian Daly, a child psychologist at … Continue reading