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30. April 2015 05:30
by Joan Childs,LCSW
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Bruce Jenner and the Impact of Toxic Shame

30. April 2015 05:30 by Joan Childs,LCSW | Comments

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What is happening to Bruce Jenner is a microcosm of what happens to human beings when they have an identity crisis. What is an identity crisis? Theorist and social psychologist, Erik Erikson coined the term identity crisis and believed that it was one of the most important conflicts people face in development.
What is happening to Bruce Jenner is a microcosm of what happens to human beings when they have an identity crisis. What is an identity crisis? Theorist and social psychologist, Erik Erikson coined the term identity crisis and believed that it was one of the most important conflicts people face in development. [More]

28. April 2015 06:00
by Megan Lundgren, LMFT
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Disconnected: Exploring Why Women File For Divorce

28. April 2015 06:00 by Megan Lundgren, LMFT | Comments

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A popular notion about divorce is that it is predominantly triggered by conflict or marital crises. And yet, the contributing factor in many disillusioned marriages may be succumbing to a more insipid threat: social isolation.
A popular notion about divorce is that it is predominantly triggered by conflict or marital crises. And yet, the contributing factor in many disillusioned marriages may be succumbing to a more insipid threat: social isolation. [More]

27. April 2015 05:35
by Henry M. Pittman, MA
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Intravenous Drug Use and It's Contribution to the HIV Epidemic

27. April 2015 05:35 by Henry M. Pittman, MA | Comments

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Despite great advances in treatment, HIV continues to be an epidemic, and a large contributing factor for its spread is intravenous drug use. A recent outbreak of HIV in a rural Indiana community brings to bear more questions in this ongoing crisis.
Despite great advances in treatment, HIV continues to be an epidemic, and a large contributing factor for its spread is intravenous drug use. A recent outbreak of HIV in a rural Indiana community brings to bear more questions in this ongoing crisis. [More]

24. April 2015 05:55
by Trey and Rebecca Harrison, MA, LPC
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Charlize Theron Talks Perspective on Women and Aging: Psychological Impact of Aging, Beauty and Body Image

24. April 2015 05:55 by Trey and Rebecca Harrison, MA, LPC | Comments

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Charlize Theron, on the latest cover of W Magazine, made some strong statements about women and aging. During the interview, Theron discussed that she used to be judgmental towards aging women while she was in her younger years. She discusses that, as she began aging, her own views on the process began to change and evolve.
Charlize Theron, on the latest cover of W Magazine, made some strong statements about women and aging. During the interview, Theron discussed that she used to be judgmental towards aging women while she was in her younger years. She discusses that, as she began aging, her own views on the process began to change and evolve. [More]

24. April 2015 05:55
by Eric Ellis, Psy.D.
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Joni Mitchell, Morgello's Disease, and the Myth of Psychosomatic Disorders

24. April 2015 05:55 by Eric Ellis, Psy.D. | Comments

Joni Mitchell's recent hospitalization has brought to light issues around so-called psychosomatic disorders and how we understand them as a society. In this podcast, learn about how all symptoms and disorders are at least in part psychosomatic and how we can reduce stigma and confusion around mind-body issues moving forward.
Joni Mitchell's recent hospitalization has brought to light issues around so-called psychosomatic disorders and how we understand them as a society. In this podcast, learn about how all symptoms and disorders are at least in part psychosomatic and how we can reduce stigma and confusion around mind-body issues moving forward. [More]

23. April 2015 05:55
by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC
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Acetaminophen Linked to Numbing Emotions

23. April 2015 05:55 by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC | Comments

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A recent study out of Ohio State University found that Acetaminophen may be numbing emotions in addition to physical pain. Acetaminophen is a common compound found in multiple over the counter drugs, the most widely used being Tylenol. There have been numerous studies measuring the effectiveness of acetaminophen on different forms and intensities of pain, but this study is the first to examine the possible emotional impact of acetaminophen. [More]

22. April 2015 05:55
by Karen Allen,MS, LMHC, CAMS, CHt
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April: Designated Month to Celebrate the Military Child

22. April 2015 05:55 by Karen Allen,MS, LMHC, CAMS, CHt | Comments

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Why designate a month to recognize military children? What makes them any more special than neighborhood civilian children? Improving awareness of military family life and its associated stresses and sacrifices broadens the knowledge base of those who interact with military children but who may be unfamiliar with the nature of the sacrifices made by military children
Why designate a month to recognize military children? What makes them any more special than neighborhood civilian children? Improving awareness of military family life and its associated stresses and sacrifices broadens the knowledge base of those who interact with military children but who may be unfamiliar with the nature of the sacrifices made by military children [More]

21. April 2015 05:55
by Carol Campbell, M.A
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Ted Cruz Spurns Political Compromise: Reveals Classic Personality Type

21. April 2015 05:55 by Carol Campbell, M.A | Comments

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Republican presidential contender Sen.Ted Cruz of Texas has officially tossed his hat into the ring in the race for the 2016 election, and there is nothing subtle about his style. Ted Cruz comes across as extremely direct and honest, bold and aggressive, fighting for what he sees as right. The stand he takes on virtually any issue can fairly be called uncompromising.
Republican presidential contender Sen.Ted Cruz of Texas has officially tossed his hat into the ring in the race for the 2016 election, and there is nothing subtle about his style. Ted Cruz comes across as extremely direct and honest, bold and aggressive, fighting for what he sees as right. The stand he takes on virtually any issue can fairly be called uncompromising. [More]

20. April 2015 05:55
by Juliana Fruhling,MA-MFT, RCC
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The Trolls That Don't Live Under a Bridge: Understanding the Threat of Online Trolling

20. April 2015 05:55 by Juliana Fruhling,MA-MFT, RCC | Comments

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In recent times, with the increased use of social media and the internet as a primary source of interaction between individuals, we have also seen an increase in something that has come to be known as “trolling”. Trolling is defined as an online activity where “individuals actively seek to disrupt and cause problems for their own satisfaction or enjoyment” (Pulman & Taylor, 2012), and individuals who engage in trolling are commonly referred to as “trolls”. [More]

18. April 2015 05:55
by Joan Childs,LCSW
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How Terrorism Terrorizes Us

18. April 2015 05:55 by Joan Childs,LCSW | Comments

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Nearly four years after September 11, 2001, an abstract was published online. Its title: The Impact of Terrorism on Brain and Behavior: What We Know and What We Need to Know. This abstract was based on papers presented by Paul Slovic, Rachel Yehuda, Edna Foa, Daniel Pine, Matthew Friedman, John Krystal, and Robert Ursano at the ACNP meeting in December 2003 (Yehuda & Human, 2005). This article draws attention to how terrorism continues to terrorize us so many years later. [More]
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