Friday, January 30, 2009

He did it!

One of my clients with a pervasive developmental disorder and strong social phobias actually went out with me today and asked for free samples -- on his own -- of ice cream, asked for two job applications, ordered for us at Starbucks and chatted with a woman at a shopping center. I had no grand plan here. I just felt inspired to go out and take a walk and see the social anxiety we had talked about in action. Instead, we both learned that he was ahead of where we thought he was. Sweeet!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Brain Injury Services Group

Meet with fellow contractors and colleagues at Ashburn Psychological Services today with members of a neat Springfield, Va.-based group called the Brain Injury Services Group and I wanted to pass along the link. The group's work is particularly relevant with so many veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injuries, but also for folks who have taken falls, had car accidents or gone through similar experiences.