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April 15, 2016
by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

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Anger or Abuse - What's the Difference?

April 15, 2016 03:21 by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

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There are many types of abuse and all are difficult to endure. Physical, sexual, emotional, financial and verbal cruelties are among the various forms of mistreatment that our society faces daily. Another type of brutality that is widespread and difficult to address is domestic abuse. Domestic violence has been a concern in our society for decades. [More]

April 14, 2016
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Jon Stewart and the Bull

April 14, 2016 16:42 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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On his program, The Daily Show, on Comedy Central, Jon Stewart put up with little or no “bull”. He gleefully punched holes in the comments of the pompous and hypocritical. He maintained an enthusiastic following for sixteen years. On April 1, 2016 (it was no April Fool’s joke) Jon changed his stance and went out of his way to save a bull named Frank.... [More]

April 10, 2016
by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT

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New Mainstream in Hollywood: Faith-based Films

April 10, 2016 14:10 by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT

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Easter may have come and gone but its spirit only seems to be rising and expanding. The fervor is especially evident in the string of faith-based films released in recent years, steadily appealing to and supported by Christian movie-goers nationwide. The latest of these is “Miracles From Heaven” – a new release from Sony which is already making headlines... [More]

April 4, 2016
by Henry M. Pittman, MA

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Unregulated Parental Emotions: The Deathly Outcome

April 4, 2016 14:03 by Henry M. Pittman, MA

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Being a parent encounters great responsibility. The responsibility is not only great because you are caring for an infant or child that cannot tend to itself or protect itself. Responsibility is so great because the parent is responsible for the total development of the child. In order to be able to give a child the best they can have to develop into a responsible psychology healthy well-being, the parent has to be responsible for themselves as well. When parenting [More]

March 25, 2016
by Megan Lundgren, LMFT

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Does Political Discourse Have a Place at the Dinner Table?

March 25, 2016 17:33 by Megan Lundgren, LMFT

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Trump. Sanders. Clinton. Cruz. The fervor and fright around these presidential hopefuls is rapidly intensifying as the nation approaches Republican and Democratic conventions this Summer. Divisive topics are often discouraged in polite dialogue due to the relational conflict they may promote, as noted by the old adage, “Never talk about politics or religion at the dinner table.” However, new research sheds light [More]