|Evaluation: This is the first step, a comprehensive assessment of|
|your well-being that begins with a clinical interview and self-report |
inventories. Then depending upon your unique situation, follow-up
cognitive, emotional, and functional capacity testing may be
|Psychotherapy: Dr. Kearns views psychotherapy as a|
|collaborative partnership where her role is to help you move |
beyond current difficulties. She works within a cognitive-behavioral
framework, considering your behavior in its environmental context.
You are encouraged to accept what is, to direct your energy toward
what works, and to focus on personal values.
|Training: If you find that you are having cognitive difficulties,|
|individualized compensatory strategies can be developed to help |
you adapt to changes in your functioning. Training techniques such
as spaced retrieval or errorless learning might be used in
conjunction with keeping a memory notebook. Home practice and
booster sessions contribute to training effectiveness. The goal is to
enhance your daily functioning and quality of life.
|Consultation: As families and caregivers adjust to changes in|
|their loved ones' behavior, they sometimes find that talking with a |
psychologist opens new avenues for coping. Dr. Kearns is available
to answer questions, to help problem solve, to facilitate the
adoption of cognitive compensatory strategies, and to promote
patient management skills.
|What lies behind us
what lies before us
are tiny matters
what lies within us.