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Managing your distress related to gun violence

The American Psychological Association (APA) is offering many resources to assist adults, children and families in coping with the aftermath of recent traumatic events. APA has updated their home page top image to link to the Help Center article “Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting” (https://lnkd.in/g8J7c8w). APA has changed the home page promo link to point to “Helping children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting” …Read More

Bruce Springsteen Discusses “Battling the Blues”

In a recent interview with AARP, Bruce Springsteen stated that he was very uncomfortable when he first started to get help for his anxiety and depression (at age 32). He looks back and thinks, “What was all the fuss?” Now, he is comfortable talking about his mental health issues. He stated that “Therapy has been very helpful, along with psychopharmacologic medicines.” It has enabled him to be “more effective in …Read More

“In the Spotlight”- Sharon Jacobs, PhD

IN the SPOTLIGHT is a new, regular monthly feature in The DPA Bulletin. This month, our member spotlight is on Sharon Jacobs, Ph.D., a psychologist in private practice in New Castle County, Delaware. Sharon is licensed in Delaware and Pennsylvania and is also an affiliate staff member of the Christiana Care Health System. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, and the Society …Read More

AHP Therapist Mary Kennedy Wins DPA Award

Announcement — Mary Kennedy, a practicing psychologist at Associates in Health Psychology in Wilmington has won First Place in the 2014 Delaware Press Association Contest that recognizes excellence in communication. The annual competition encourages and rewards excellence in communication and is open to all professional communicators in Delaware. Judged by out-of-state communications professionals to ensure impartiality, the contest provides an opportunity to compete in various print or electronic broadcasting fields. All DPA contest …Read More

Compassion Fatigue Support Session

Announcement — Sharon Jacobs, Ph.D. is facilitating a Compassion Fatigue Support Session on Wednesday, January 29 at Windcrest Animal Hospital for all professionals in the Veterinary field.  This session is sponsored by Paws to Heaven. Windcrest Animal Hospital is located at 3705 Lancaster Pike in Wilmington, Delaware. Please see the map below for location details.

Mary Kennedy Wins National Literary Award

NEWSBREAK — Mary Kennedy, a practicing psychologist at Associates in Health Psychology in Wilmington and a mystery novelist at Penguin-Random House Books, pens stories described as “‘Frasier’ meets ‘Murder She Wrote.’” She recently told NewsBreak: “My agent just sold a new mystery series to Penguin / Berkley for me. It’s a three-book deal! Here are the details from Publishers Weekly: “Mary Kennedy’s Nightmares Can Be Murder, in which a group of women …Read More

AHP Therapists Featured in Delaware Today

DELAWARE TODAY — Sharon Jacobs, Ph.D. and Sharon Metaxas, L.C.S.W., therapists at Associates in Health Psychology, are quoted in the December 2013 issue of Delaware Today.  They were interviewed as part of the article on “What Matters Most” and are quoted in the sections about “Why Change Hurts” and “Regrets”.