As effective as antidepressant medications and talk therapy may be, an estimated 50 to 80 percent of people suffering from depression experience repeated bouts of depression without ongoing treatment. However, new research suggests that a hybrid form of psychotherapy, known as “mindfulness-based cognitive therapy” (MBCT), can be used to effectively lower the risk of depression […]
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The National Council on Aging reports that chronic anxiety affects up to 14% of seniors and that a larger percentage of older adults have an diagnosed anxiety disorder. While it’s normal for seniors to worry about their health and finances, their lives should not be disrupted by these (and other) concerns. Otherwise, excessive worry can […]
During the 1920s, a Romanian psychologist named Jacob Moreno took notice of the fact that role play and experimental theater freed people to reveal their thoughts and feelings. As a result, he began to incorporate drama into psychotherapy, thereby creating “drama therapy.” Today, “psychodrama,” as it is also known, is used to help individuals resolve […]
Plains Area Mental Health is seeking a full-time certified ARNP or Psychiatric PA for our Cherokee, Ida Grove, and Denison offices. Position is responsible for assessing, diagnosing, developing plans of care and prescribing medications to clients as well as follow-up of same. No after hour’s on-call schedule. Ability to drive with valid drivers’ license and […]
Plains Area Mental Health Center is currently seeking a part-time Peer Support Worker to assist in the operation of the Clubhouse/Drop-In Center for persons with a serious mental illness. The Peer Support Worker will provide peer support to consumers and family members, assist with development of and facilitation of support group activities and individual resources […]
Plains Area Mental Health Center is seeking two Care Coordinators in our Storm Lake, Le Mars or Cherokee office to provide services to Integrated Health Services members. IHS is a model of healthcare delivery that utilizes a patient-centered holistic approach to coordination of care for the Medicaid eligible mental health population. The Care Coordinator is […]