Do Gamblers Anonymous meetings help?

Gambling disorder is a common mental illness with prevalence rates similar to or greater than bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Yet a lack of research and development of effective treatments leaves many problem gamblers and their families still suffering. Before effective treatments can be developed, a clear understanding of the disorder

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#SovTalk: Sovereign Health CEO, Dr. Tonmoy Sharma, discusses how measurement-based care provides insight into treatment progress

Dr. Tonmoy Sharma, CEO of Sovereign Health, led a presentation on measurement-based care titled “Using Measurement-Based Care to Enhance Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment” as a guest speaker at the 7th Annual Western Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders, hosted by U.S. Journal Training in Newport Beach, California,

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Sovtalk: Resilience is a choice

In San Clemente, California, Sovereign Health hosted their monthly C.E. event and luncheon. Monica M. Powers, Psy.D., the director of clinical development at Sovereign Health of Culver City, presented “A Portrait of Resilience” at the luncheon. With her elderly dog Snoopy by her side, Powers addressed the crowd of clinicians

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Sovtalk: Erasing invisible lines

On Tuesday, at the Center Club in Costa Mesa, California, Sovereign Health held its monthly networking luncheon and C.E. event. Thomas E. Freese, Ph.D., presented his talk “Providing Culturally Responsive Services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals” to a room of health care professionals. Freese began with a course

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Sovtalk: Truth makes safe spaces dangerous

In San Clemente, California, Sovereign Health hosted their monthly C.E. event luncheon and continuing education event. Ann Flory Mason, LMFT, and Tony Viramontes addressed a packed house on the topic of “LGB/Trans* Competence.” While slides had been made and organized, they were hardly used, as the presenters opened the door

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Learning how to stop workplace stress

Although stigma toward mental illness has lessened over the years through active attempts at spreading awareness and understanding, it is still present in societies all over the world. For many, it still feels almost taboo to speak about their battle with mental illness, whether it is depression, bipolar disorder or

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