The following article appeared recently in the Washington Post and gives personal information from Regina DeMeo, a family attorney in Bethesda and a Collaboratively trained expert. THE PROFESSIONALAfter a lawyer’s own split, a different approach to divorceby Ellen McCarthy It used to be all business for divorce lawyer Regina DeMeo. Her approach was always the same: “This is a partnership

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Are You Divorcing?

ARE YOU DIVORCING? CHOOSE A WAY Your marriage is in trouble and you want out. The first thing that you think about is finding a lawyer and battling your way through the process. Don’t be so quick to open the Yellow Pages. First, do some research. Divorce can be done in at least 4 ways: Pro Se, Litigation, Mediation or

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VOTE ‘TIL THE COWS COME HOME Gloria Kay Vanderhorst, Ph.D. 8701 Georgia Avenue Suite 713 Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 In the 1960’s family meetings were the latest technique for including the children in the process of family decision making. I remember the experience in my own family with some fondness. Four children, two parents and the occasional “live in” school

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Educating the Child about his Brain – Understanding is the first step in taking charge

By Gloria Kay Vanderhorst, Ph.D. Neurocognitive Psychotherapy is a brain-based treatment approach that is a unique blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy and cognitive rehabilitation. This approach is a team approach based in the most recent research on brain functioning and ADHD. This article is the first in a series that will illustrate how neurocognitive psychotherapy is applied in treating children with

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ARE YOU A DADDY?My Dad carries his baseball glove in the trunk of his car. It is very old and battered. The padding has become thin with age. The fingers are short and stubby, not long and laced as in today’s gloves. Today’s gloves are made to reach above the fence and snatch a home run away from the batter.

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ADHD The Price We All Pay

ADHD: The Price We All Pay – An Argument for Early Identifiication and Treatment Gloria Kay Vanderhorst, Ph.D.ADHD is a life long condition. Like other chronic conditions, interventions lead to improvements and early interventions are beneficial. Edward Hallowell, M.D., a leading expert in ADHD, is a strong advocate for early identification because he recognizes the emotional damage caused by the

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Dr. Vanderhorst

Dr. Gloria K. Vanderhorst

My work with others has taught me that change is possible at any age. In my early work with children, I learned that our brains are creative as well as vast store houses of early experiences.