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August 16, 2015
by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC

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Teen Accepted to All Ivy Leagues Must Bury Mom: Resiliency At Its Finest 

August 16, 2015 07:55 by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC

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Dellarontay Readus, a Memphis high school grad, already made the news when he was accepted to every Ivy league school in the United States. This accomplishment was made even more amazing in understanding the obstacles Readus was up against. Growing up with just his mother, the small family struggled to make ends meet. Readus shared that he would have to take a bus every night to the public library to use the computer and internet for homework, since his mother could not afford such things at home. Despite the hurdles in his way, Readus was one of a few teens ever accepted to every Ivy league. Readus announced his enrollment at Stanford University with a full ride scholarship, but he then had to face perhaps the biggest hurdle of his life. [More]

August 14, 2015
by Karen Allen,MS, LMHC, CAMS, CHt

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Seeking Normalcy Amidst Waves of PTSD with ART

August 14, 2015 07:55 by Karen Allen,MS, LMHC, CAMS, CHt

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What might peace of mind be like? Veterans like Dennis Parker who have had to fight for PTSD treatment (Bjornstad, 2015) have waited many long years for an opportunity to find out. What would it be like for them to experience relief from trauma symptoms after 3-5 treatment sessions? It sounds too good to be true, yet that is what most clients receiving Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) are experiencing. So, what is Accelerated Resolution Therapy? [More]

August 12, 2015
by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC

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Hearing Loss Associated With Mental Illness: A World of Isolation

August 12, 2015 07:55 by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC

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The American Psychological Association (APA) just released a report citing multiple study findings that hearing loss may be associated with mental illness. The report provides evidence that people usually wait on average up to six years to seek treatment for any possible hearing loss. The lack of medical attention is partially due to people’s lack of awareness into the signs of hearing loss that can occur. However, over this time, as people lose more hearing, many of these people develop depression and forms of social anxiety. The APA report contributes such depression and anxiety to a difficulty with communicating, resulting in those with hearing loss withdrawing from their usual social activities. [More]

August 10, 2015
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Camille Cosby: Co-Conspirator? Faithful Wife? Abuse Victim?

August 10, 2015 09:46 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Camille Cosby has declared that her husband, Bill, is a kind and good man She dismisses accusations that he is, in fact, a serial rapist. According to recent count, 47 women, dating all the way back to 1969, claim the comedian maneuvered them into situations that resulted in non-consensual sex. Mr. Cosby, himself, has admitted, in depositions that were opened by court order, that he has, without permission, used quaaludes, which are sedatives and hypnotics, to ensure the success of his seductions. [More]

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 13:13 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 11:00 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 09:00 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 07:59 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 16:38 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]