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


The Real Significance Behind The Semicolon Tattoo Trend

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

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.


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.

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]

July 19, 2015
by Carol Campbell, M.A


Disney's Annimated Film "Inside Out" Brings Psychology to the People

July 19, 2015 07:00 by Carol Campbell, M.A

Moviegoers of all ages can thank Disney’s Pixar Studios for brightening the summer of 2015 with a remarkable film, “Inside Out”. This PG-rated movie not only entertains and inspires, but also offers a fantastical but profoundly useful animation of how our feelings call the shots as our minds make meaning of our lives. Who knew that basic psychological principles could be taught by animating five major emotions: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, and Fear? [More]

July 18, 2015
by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D


Why Now? Bill Cosby: Rape Allegations Resurface

July 18, 2015 23:17 by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

In February of 2014, a rape accusation of one of the great patriarchs of the 1980’s resurfaced. News casters and reporters were revisiting Bill Cosby, otherwise known as Heathcliff Huxtable’s past accusations of sexual assault against multiple women. Since 2005, women have come forth alleging that Mr. Cosby violated them. Some of the events stemmed as far back as 1970’s but weren’t brought to light until 2005. Mr. Cosby, a man that many perceive as a jovial, loving, fun father figure has recently been characterized as a “monster” who admittedly gave Quaaludes to women with the intent to have sex with them. [More]

July 17, 2015
by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate


Nintendo CEO Dies at Age 55, Leaving a Legacy of Happiness

July 17, 2015 05:55 by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate

The same day that Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo for more than a decade, passed away from a long growing tumor, there was a rainbow seen over the headquarters of the gaming giant’s headquarters in Kyoto. This symbol served as an appropriate tribute to the man who ushered in an age of cross cultural, cross national and cross age interaction with technology. Iwata had a vision of future with video games that made them accessible all kinds of people, especially those who had never felt comfortable with them before. [More]

July 15, 2015
by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate


Forgiveness is Not Defeat in Charleston

July 15, 2015 10:16 by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate

In the aftermath of the stunning massacre of nine innocent people in a church in Charleston, America is left asking itself: what comes next? For the family members of those whose lives were lost, the answer came quickly - forgiveness. A few short days after the attack, sisters, children and grandchildren of the slain offered words of forgiveness for perpetrator Dylann Roof. [More]

July 13, 2015
by Alicia Meade, MA, LCSW


Indiana Families Fight for Autism Coverage

July 13, 2015 09:25 by Alicia Meade, MA, LCSW

There is a fight brewing in Indiana regarding continued insurance coverage for applied behavioral analysis for the treatment of autism, and the end result may cause an important ripple, affecting how autism treatment is covered in other states. Parents of an autistic son brought forth a class action suit on April 9th against Indianapolis-based Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield after the insurance company cut services for their son. Anthem maintains that autism treatment is not the responsibility of insurance but of the school system during school hours. [More]

July 12, 2015
by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate

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Loss of an Icon: Bill Cosby and the Truth About Quaaludes

July 12, 2015 05:55 by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate

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Over the course of the last year, Bill Cosby has fallen hard from his place as a beloved figure in American culture to a disgraced man who is constantly at war for over his legacy. His status as the icon of family entertainment and solid values has been thrown completely into question with the sensational allegations against him, with dozens of women accusing Cosby of having drugged and then raped them. Recently there has been a release of deposition information from 2005 in which Cosby admits to having pursued the purchase of the now illicit drug quaaludes for the purposes of giving it to women in a sexual context. [More]

July 9, 2015
by Eric Ellis, Psy.D.

What is health and well-being?

July 9, 2015 16:31 by Eric Ellis, Psy.D.

Paid your dues in therapy, but still not sure if your ‘issues’ are getting any better? Sometimes we get so focused on what is going wrong, we don’t know what feeling better looks like. In this video, learn about the neural mechanisms that underscore wellbeing and the universal marker for health: integration. [More]

July 7, 2015
by Dr. Irina Kerzhnerman,Phd


The Changing Face of Marijuana Use

July 7, 2015 12:22 by Dr. Irina Kerzhnerman,Phd

Last month, the City of Miami Beach disclosed that they are considering changing the city ordinance around marijuana possession to allow for a fine rather than incarceration for possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana for personal use. Although there was a time when this kind of policy change would have met with outrage and social protest, the changing climate towards marijuana use in the United States in the past several years makes this legislative consideration not all that surprising. [More]