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Prairie View To Offer DBT Skills Training Group in West Wichita

Newton, Kan. (February 4, 2019) – A weekly Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Group will begin Wednesday, March 13, at Prairie View’s west Wichita office, located at 7570 W. 21st Street North, Suite 1026-D. The group will be facilitated by Krista Rumback, LMLP, LCP, and Molly Sapp, LSCSW. It will include three modules that…

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Components of Trauma-Informed Care

Patients who have experienced trauma can benefit from emerging best practices in trauma-informed care at Prairie View. These practices involve both organizational and clinical changes that have the potential to improve patient engagement, health outcomes, provider and staff wellness, and decrease unnecessary utilization. Trauma-informed care acknowledges the need to understand a patient’s life experiences. Core…

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Building Bridges through Drumming Therapy

Newton, Kan. (July 17, 2017) –In music, the bridge is a section of a song used to help reach the resolution. It’s a journey and a very important part of a song. Bridges make it possible to cross over and reach a certain destination. In drumming therapy, letting loose, pounding to a solid beat and…

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The Power of SMART Goals

In his bestselling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Steven Covey told readers to “begin with the end in mind.” Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, said, “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” Goals are the path we want to travel in life, and goal setting is the roadmap…

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When I Was Made To Feel Like Nothing (Forgettable Days Series #5)

Everyone has experienced a forgettable day – a time you’d rather forget than remember. Yet sometimes what we first perceive as a forgettable day is actually an incredible gateway into an unforgettable life. For the millions with mental illness, the forgettable days can become overwhelming. Prairie View is sharing personal stories of real people and…

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Bryant Miller, LMFT, Joins Prairie View Team

NEWTON, Kan. (October 31, 2016) – Prairie View Inc., welcomes Marriage and Family Therapist Bryant Miller, LMFT. Miller will treat children up to age 12 in Prairie View’s Youth and Family Services division in Newton. “My hope is to give voice to the voiceless, empower those who are disempowered and help as many people as I…

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Mindfulness Exercises

“A clear understanding of pain is essential in learning to deal with pain. Taking precious moments to be mindful helps us change our perspective of pain and suffering,” writes Karla Roth, a licensed specialist clinical social worker, at Prairie View, Inc. in her article “Mindful Pain” in A New View. Change how you think and…

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Men Need Help Too!

Male Response to Trauma by  Jason Erickson, LMLP  It has long been joked about that men are stubborn about asking for help. Asking for driving directions, following instruction manuals, and fixing problems around the house without calling a professional are certainly things that carry with them an “I’ve got this” type of mentality. That’s fine,…

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When a Mass Traumatic Event Occurs

By Amy Hammer, LSCSW, CST When a mass traumatic event occurs, our responses may vary and may take us by surprise.  Often a sense of horror or helplessness affects victims and other people impacted such as EMS, volunteers, friends and family. For generations we were taught to “be strong” and “fight through it”.   In recent years,…

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Prairie View Social Worker Transfers to East Wichita

  Brad Clark, LSCSW, LCAC and a clinician at Prairie View Inc., has transferred to Prairie View’s East Wichita location, 9333 E. 21st St. N. Brad treats a wide variety of mental health issues, and will be practicing as a generalist. Brad is not new to Prairie View. He most recently provided inpatient services and…

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