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August 8, 2015
by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC

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NFL Hires First Female Coach: Breaking Down Male Dominated Fields

August 8, 2015 11:13 by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC

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Women in the workforce has been a hot topic in the past year. What about a woman in a male only field? The National Football League (NFL) recently hired it’s first ever female coach. The Arizona Cardinals recently hired Jen Welter to act as a linebacker intern coach. While Welter is entering an entirely male dominated field, she has no shortage of qualifications for the job. Welter holds a masters in sports psychology, in addition to a PhD in psychology. She also has played internationally as a professional women’s football player. Welter’s hiring brings to light the changing dynamics of many job fields in hiring women, as well as the future of these fields as many groups lobby for equal pay and opportunity for women in traditionally male dominated fields. [More]

August 6, 2015
by Megan Lundgren, LMFT

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Restoration Therapy: A Revolutionary New Model For Marriage Counseling?

August 6, 2015 09:00 by Megan Lundgren, LMFT

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After years of intensive counseling work with couples at a renown marriage retreat center in Texas, Dr. Terry Hargrave and co-author Terry Pfitzer pioneered Restoration Therapy and published their foundational book describing the concepts and techniques. Developed "from the tradition of Contextual Family Therapy, the Restoration approach provides the therapist with clarity of assessment of individual and relational issues yet utilizes sound mindfulness strategies to produce real and long-lasting systemic change," writes Hargrave. [More]

August 4, 2015
by Alicia Meade, MA, LCSW

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America's School Discipline System - Are We Missing the Boat?

August 4, 2015 07:00 by Alicia Meade, MA, LCSW

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The face of discipline in today’s public school system is changing thanks to Ross Greene, child psychologist and author of The Explosive Child, a book first published in 1998 and currently the number one best seller on Amazon.com under its Special Needs Parenting section, as well as the follow-up book Lost at School. Both Mother Jones Magazine and Business Insider recently published stories about new disciplinary innovations in our schools, while crediting Dr. Greene as its architect. [More]

August 3, 2015
by Henry M. Pittman, MA

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Anticipatory Grief: An experience of Bobbi Kristina Brown's family.

August 3, 2015 05:59 by Henry M. Pittman, MA

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As we enter this world as an infant, we grow, we learn, we get older, and we eventually die. It’s the natural order of life. One does not know when he or she will die or how he or she will die, yet we know that day is coming. For some individuals that day comes sooner than later as it did for Bobbi Kristian Brown. On July 26, 2015, Bobbi Kristina Brown the only child from pop icon Whitney Houston and R&B Singer Bobby Brown died that Sunday night. She was 22 years of age. [More]

July 29, 2015
by Lorna Hecht, MFT

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The Ashley Madison Phenomenon: Why Do Married Spouses Cheat?

July 29, 2015 14:38 by Lorna Hecht, MFT

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Ashleymadison.com, a well-known website for spouses wanting to have affairs, has been in the news lately. A group of hackers has threatened to post the personal information of its 37 million users if the Canadian site isn’t closed down. As of July 22 the first names of its customers have been released. This news story once again ignites the age-old question: Why do folks cheat on their spouses? [More]

July 27, 2015
by Lorna Hecht, MFT

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Why Would Anyone Tell Em Ford, "You Look Disgusting"?

July 27, 2015 05:55 by Lorna Hecht, MFT

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The amount and intensity of the public response to photos of a young not-very famous woman and her decision to post photos of herself with and without make-up is very interesting. It highlights a well-known fact; people write things on social media they would be unlikely to say directly to someone they know. Family Systems Theory provides a particular framework for understanding such harsh rhetoric directed at strangers and/or posted anonymously. [More]

July 24, 2015
by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT

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A Chain of Love : Changing People's Lives through Kidney Donation to Strangers

July 24, 2015 05:55 by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT

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According to the National Kidney Foundation, it is estimated that about 12 people die each day while waiting for a kidney transplant. In 2014 alone, about 4,270 patients died while waiting. The average wait time for a patient to receive a transplant is approximately 3.6 years which may vary depending on a number of variables such as health,compatibility, and availability of organs.These statistics are both alarming and discouraging for the patients as well as their families who are desperately praying for a miracle to happen every day. Perhaps their prayers have been heard and are finally being answered by the inception of the National Kidney Registry’s paired exchange program. [More]

July 22, 2015
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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The Real Significance Behind The Semicolon Tattoo Trend

July 22, 2015 05:55 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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There have been a significant number of semi colon tattoos showing up in the news in July. This trend has been worldwide and was started by Project Semicolon, an organization that focuses on concerns of mental illness such as: suicide, depression, addiction,and self-injury.Because an author inserts a semicolon at a point where a sentence could be ended, but is not ended. The reminder is that you are the author of your own life and can choose to continue, rather than end it. [More]

July 20, 2015
by Mary Horn, Psy.D.

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The Right to Be Forgotten: It's Impact on Freedom of Speech, Identity and Freedom of Information

July 20, 2015 05:55 by Mary Horn, Psy.D.

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The First Amendment to the United States Constitution is Freedom of Speech. But when does that freedom collide with a person’s right to privacy in our country? As a country, we protect freedom of expression. But our forward moving, electronic society means that each person has a digital footprint. Take for example the silly things one does in high school being posted and coming up in a Google search twenty years later affecting ones job or life in a significant way. Should we have the right to remove information that we do not like or think is no longer relevant? Who decides if it is relevant? These are some of the questions currently being asked because of a recent petition filed in the United States by an advocacy group. [More]