Archive for March 2013

New definitions for eating disorders coming in May

Newton, Kan. – Changes are being made to the criteria for eating disorders. These changes will be published in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which will be released in May. Among the changes, Binge Eating Disorder will be recognized as a specific, diagnosable eating disorder. “There’s a…

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New therapy group for teens forming

Newton, Kan. – A new therapy group designed to help teens and their families will start meeting in late April. “Adolescence is a difficult time for teens and their parents,” explained Christina Marvin, PhD, a temporary licensed psychologist with Prairie View, who is facilitating the group along with Britania Latronica, a licensed master level psychologist. Using…

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Celebrating National Social Work Month, March 2013

Newton, Kan. – Prairie View is excited to be one of the many organizations to say “thank you” to social workers everywhere as part of National Social Work Month. Social workers are the most common contact for millions of people with mental illness and addictions. There are currently 6,357 licensed social workers in the state…

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Therapy dog helps children learn, pay attention in class

Newton, Kan. – When it comes to learning their ABCs, some children need a different style of teaching. At Prairie View, these students get help from a four-legged friend named Wicker. At just 5 years old, this long-haired corgi is “very intuitive to what the needs of the students are,” said Carol Haigler, the special…

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Dr. Regina Miles joins Prairie View staff

Newton, Kan. – Prairie View is pleased to announce the addition of Regina Miles, MD, to its staff as a psychiatrist. She said she “decided to come to Prairie View due to the many services provided here,” and she wants to “make a difference in the lives of my patients.” Miles is a graduate of HowardUniversity…

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