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Coping With Stress During COVID-19

Looking back on early March 2019 when the COVID-19 pandemic was just beginning to make headlines, no one could have foretold that nine months later we would still be in the midst of this widespread public health crisis. COVID-19 has had drastic effects on society and the ways in which we live our lives. The isolation, fear, and uncertainty caused by the pandemic have inflicted stress and anxiety on hundreds of millions of people throughout the world.

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CBT vs Psychoanalysis

The article “Therapy Wars: The Revenge of Freud“, written by Oliver Burkeman and published in The Guardian, is a brief review of “battle” between psychoanalytic therapy, developed by Freud and cognitive behavioral therapy, CBT. While CBT has been dominant for many years the success of CBT is being reconsidered in light of recent studies.

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My Child Is Receiving Services Through EI, CPSE, CSE, OPWDD – Are They Getting What They Need?

I have been receiving many calls from parents who have been referred by colleagues to help address current concerns about their child’s development and progress. Questions such as:
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Finding the Right Mental Care Health Professional

Join the Frank Ridge Memorial Foundation for their 3rd Annual Symposium

The Duke Ellington Room
400 West 43rd Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
Sunday, September 17, 2017
12:30 – 4:00pm

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Register for Frank Ridge Memorial Foundation Seminars

Registration is Now Open for May & June Frank Ridge Memorial Foundation Seminars

Explore the Unexplored: about Tourette’s, Anorexia and OCD

When: Saturday, May 6, 1:00 – 4:15 pm – 3 CEs
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Don’t Pay Attention to: Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/ Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

As a Pre-School Consultant, I design school wide systems to ensure systemic behavioral intervention plans (BIP), consistent with behavioral interventions known as applied behavior analysis (ABA)for children. The design of the interventions is consistent with New York State, State Education guidelines. It is important that all Teachers regularly assigned to the classroom are trained in any child’s BIP. This includes all related service providers as well as substitutes and floaters. Continue reading


Atlas Camp Days

Atlas is aware that there are no vacations from Autism or learning opportunities! They offer families a reprieve and students a place to come that is both fun and supportive. Continue reading



Dear Parents and Colleagues:

Why is a discussion about change necessary? When and why do things change? It is often said: “The only constant in life is Change”. Continue reading


The Motivator is the Reinforcer

Adam J. Holstein, M.S., P.D., L.P.
Certified School Psychologist
Behavior Therapist
Licensed Psychoanalyst
Office: 516-297-5705

Intervention is a matter of Perspective, Understanding and Training.

I was sitting in an Intermediate Care Facility many years ago. The Individuals were moving to a new home and an Aquarium with a ¼ of the water was sitting there with fish waiting to be moved as well. The water was dirty as the filter was unplugged. Continue reading


NAA Golf Outing to Support the NY Metro Autism Community

I am on the board of the National Autism Association New York Metro. NAANYM is an all-volunteer organization providing an incredible array of services and advocacy – most at no cost – to individuals with autism, their parents and caregivers, and the professionals who support them in the NY metro area.  Visit the NAANYM website to learn more.

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