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.iJ*.lNl-- : _ - . __,. I.IlJin]miilUiIDitiLgllinilmURlalSmqU _ _ _ :I e ra - December 31,2008 Page 3 /00LMAN00C Temperatures Forecast High Low Precip Dec. 23 37 33 .35 Dec. 24 42 35 .03 Dec. 25 41 28 .81 Dec. 26 41 27 .10 Dec. 27 45 28 .72 Dec. 28 51 46 .70 Dec. 29 52 45 .72 Lake Levels Precipitation to date: 44.37 Dec. 30, 2007:49.07 Rain and showers, with wind on Thursday and partial clearing on Sunday. Highs in the 40s. and lows in the 30s. Foster Reservoir: 604.5 Green Peter Res.: 946.6 Weather inJbrmation courtesy of the U.S. Corps of Engineers Call 367-5132 for updated stream flow information. "An economist is a surgeon with an excellent scalpel and a rough-edged lancet, who operates beautifully on the dead and tortures the living." Nicholas Chamfort :/Jg00t'00eLord00ive l you increase more and more, you and your children. May you be blessed by the Lord, Who V made heaven and earth. PSAT,.M 115:14.15 - _ -__ - - - -_ - _ _- VOUR COMMUNITV - ___- - _ _ -_ - [_ , Psychologist McQueen moves office back to Sweet Home By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era Clinical psychologist Dr. Lila McQueen is returning her practice to Sweet Home beginning on Jan. 7, moving back to the same office in the Solar Way Building and telephone number she had before she moved her office to Lebanon in 1995. McQueen opened her practice in Sweet Home in 1984 and then moved to Lebanon to better serve a wider area of east Linn County. She practices with her husband. Dean McQueen. a counselor at Sweet Home Junior High for many years. He provides testing and neurofeedback services. He retired from School District 55 in 1995. "It's time for us to return to our home town." McQueen said. "This is a plan Dean and I have had for years, to eventually come back to Sweet Home to provide counseling and testing in our own community and be closer to the family ranch." The McQueens live at the end of McQueen Drive in Halley on a timber and cattle ranch that has been in the family since the mid- 1800s. "McQueens have served the east Linn County area in the fields of health care and education for generations," McQueen said. Like their children, two sons and one daughter, McQueen's husband grew up in Sweet Home and graduated from Sweet Home High School. McQueen received her doctorate degree in psychology in 1967 from the University of Oregon Psychology Department. Dean McQueen has a master's degree in counseling and school psychology from the University of Oregon. The two met while undergraduates at Linfield College. After graduating from the Universityof Oregon, McQueen went into testing and research, she said. "When we moved back to Sweet Home full time, I wanted to be able to bring psychological services right to the people here. the people I knew. the people I saw every day." At that time. the only service was provided by an Albany couple. she said. She didn't start straight into clinical psychology though. "I started in college as a journalism major." she said. "'As a junior. I took my first psychology class, and it was all over from there." But she did spend time working for The New Era. she said. She wrote for The New Era from 1979 to 1981, "Journalism is the most wonderful way to get to know the people of town and how the organizations work," she said. That's one of the things that convinced her Sweet Home could use her services as a clinical psychologist, and the same thing she found enticing about journalism was the same thing she found interesting about psychology: getting to know a wide variety of people. She opened her practice m 1984. The McQueens offer psychotherapy and testing for adults, children and adolescents. couples .and families. Services include treatment of emotional, cognitive and behavior problems as well as assessments of learning abilities, personality, educational achievement and vocational interests. They specialize in the treatmentofattentiondeficitdisorder and other learning problems as well as marriage problems, depression. anxiety and substance abuse. As a psychologist in Oregon, McQueen cannot prescribe medication, she said. Psychiatrists are medical doctors and permitted to prescribe medicine, although that distinction is disappearing in other states "We used to run a series of ads," McQueen said. "The headline on the ad was 'Let's talk.'" In the ad. she talked about various issues people were concerned about, she said. A big part of her work is talking, usually with her doing the listening. "In our practice, we use cognitive behaviortherapy, mainly," she said. She provides reading materials to patients, and she and they talk about way of altering the habits of thought and behavior that are at the root of difficulties. Cognitive behavior therapy is at least as effective as prescription drugs, and by using both the therapy and drugs, the odds of successfully treating a disorder reach 90 percent, Lila McQueen McQueen said. "When medications are really needed, they are very valuable." But most problems can be treated through cognitive behavior therapy, she said. "Teaching is part of it - educating about one's self. how the brain works and the central nervous system." Clients learn techniques for use outside of sessions, she said. giving them a new understanding of their existing problems and how to change them. Computerized neurofeedback techniques also help create new habits in thinking, she said. Her husband runs that portion of the clinic. Electrodes monitor client brainwaves, and by changing their thought patterns patients can manipulate patterns on the i Honor From page 2 Casey Dewayne Keys, Dakotah Jeremiah Keys, Tort Lee Lillich. Hilary Brieanne McCartin. Brent William Mayer. Eric Edward Munts, Jessica Ellen Parga, Natasha Ann Perry, Sean Allen Potter, Abbie Rachelle Rice, TJ Sipe. Jessica Marie Snow. Nickalaus Thomas. Riley Turner, Justin John Wales. Kelsi Lynne Walker, Rochelle Arquette Zamacona Juniors 4.0 Julia Ann Basso. Jayce Edward Calhoon. Jacob Tyler Denton. Cory Thomas Ellingboe, Dustin James Groat. Tyler Cole Holly, Eric Thomas Holmes. Jill Capri Mahler. Levi Todd Marchbanks. Ryan Adrain McKendree. Kieran James Schaefer. Celena Houston Westfall. Andrew William Winslow. Amos Ran Parmenter. Katie Renae Seniors 3.5+ Reed. Blake David Roberts. Afton Brittany Marie Anundi, Brenda Kylee Rodgers. 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Persons suffering from such an illness themselves are welcome as long as rney are in treatment and stable, Offerea by NAMI Mid-Valley {National Alliance on Mental IIInessl FAMILY-TO-FAMILY is taugnr by lranea VOlunTeers wtlo iave experienced mental illness in their own families. .................. ii,gH [illll i IlIRII ............................ =|ml.=,aalmltl ........... Mariana Machidera, Alysa Rae Marner. Jacob Grant McCollum. Paige Vontrese Niemi. Courtney Meghan Ramm. computer monitor, completely without using their hands. The information gleaned from those sessions is used to guide treatment. while it also helps clients develop new thinking habits, helping clients control memory, anxiety and pain. After a certain number of sessions, the thinking becomes habitual, she said. "Like any intervention in health care. it doesn't work for everybody, but it_ works for most people." The McQueens employ two Sweet Home women in their clinic. Kelly Nave and Debbie Galster. All four are looking forward to -. the clinic's return to Sweet Home, McQueen said. "I'm just looki / forward to seeing old friends ag and making new friends, peol  who have been patients and others who haven't." Lila McQueen is a mer - of the American Psychologic_ Association. the Orego-  Psychological Association,,,. ), the World Federation for Mental Health. She is licensed by the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners and is on a number of insurance panels. Patient days will be limited initially to Tuesdays and  Wednesdays. Appointments may be made by calling 367-8220. Happy New Year I tO all our customers! I ECONOMY1 DRUGS