A Guide to Surviving Occasions and Holidays with Teens and Borderline Personality Disorder

7 Nov , 2020 - Behavioral Health, Blog, Boderline Personality Disorder, Holidays and Celebrations

A Guide to Surviving Occasions and Holidays with Teens and Borderline Personality Disorder

Birthdays, Holidays and Celebrations. We hope these occasions are filled with joy, happiness, and the making of memories for years to come. Parents and families organise themed birthday parties, attend weddings, host sleepovers, and celebrate with Fireworks. However, despite their best efforts for some families, these events often seem to end with a Big Bang. […]

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Meal Support: Friend or Foe in Eating Disorder Treatment?

5 Oct , 2020 - Behavioral Health, Blog, Eating Disorder

Meal Support: Friend or Foe in Eating Disorder Treatment?

Meal Support can help sustained recovery in Eating Disorder Treatment Programs for Teenagers and Young Adults.  Our families are often particularly interested in Meal Support and observations when researching Eating Disorder Treatment Programs. This is understandable, as they have often experienced mealtimes at home as being fraught with difficulty. Food and eating may have become […]

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When kids help kids – The beauty in giving back through The Wave Young Adults’ Programs

4 Sep , 2020 - Blog, The Wave Clinic News, The Wave Trust

When kids help kids – The beauty in giving back through The Wave Young Adults’ Programs

At The Wave, our treatment programs for teenagers and young adults include time volunteering on community projects. These projects are organised through The Wave Trust, which champions a wide range of community initiatives, through service to others, and plays a significant role in life at The Wave. Our teenagers, young adults and families travel to […]

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Oppositional Teenagers: A Parents Guide to navigating difficult behaviour at home

30 Jul , 2020 - Behavioral Health, Blog, Boderline Personality Disorder, Oppositional Teenagers

Oppositional Teenagers: A Parents Guide to navigating difficult behaviour at home

“You can’t make me and I don’t want to”. Oppositional Defiant Disorder. A Parenting Nightmare Child and adolescent therapists are often consulted by parents who are at the end of a long and bumpy road with teenagers. Families describe behaviours that have become increasingly defiant or confrontational. Teenage mental health specialists will often use the […]

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

28 Jul , 2020 - Behavioral Health, Blog, Boderline Personality Disorder

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is one of many therapeutic approaches. In brief, DBT is a form of psychotherapy used for people who feel emotions very intensely, in particular those suffering from borderline personality disorders (BPD). Here we answer some of the frequently asked questions about this form of psychotherapy.  What is dialectical behaviour therapy? DBT […]

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What are the different types of attachment?

10 Jul , 2020 - Behavioral Health, Blog, Developmental Health

What are the different types of attachment?

In developmental psychology ‘attachment theory’ explores the emotional bond between one human and another (mostly between caregiver and infant). During the first six months’ of a baby’s life, the caregiver must exhibit adequate nurturing to their newborn to establish a close bond. If a healthy bond cannot be established during the baby’s early developmental phase […]

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