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Oct
16

Affective Neuroscience and Learning – Implications from Affective Neuroscience for Learning and Mental Health with Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: A conversation with Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang about the practical applications of affective neuroscience research related to learning and healthy functioning. PresenterAbout: Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD, studies the psychological and neurobiological bases of social emotion, self-awareness and culture and their implications for learning, development and schools. She is a [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Oct
11

Correlates of Suicidal Ideation among Female Inmates

Female inmates comprise a particularly vulnerable population due to their complex mental health needs, which often elevate their risk for suicide. There has been little research dedicated to examining suicidal ideation among female inmates, despite the clinical concern associated with this topic. The present study sought to investigate correlates of recent suicidal ideation among women […]

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Oct
09

Developing a Professional Identity – A Reflection with Robyn Trippany Simmons, Meagan Thompson, and Hayley Rose

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike reflects with Robyn Trippany Simmons, Meagan Thompson, and Hayley Rose on how their professional identities have evolved during the course of their studies and career. They discuss why professional identity is important, how it can be difficult to tease out how counseling is different from other helping professions, [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Oct
04

The Intersectionality of Ageism and Sexism – Addressing Biases and Best Practices with Gary Kennedy

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Priscilla speaks with Gary Kennedy on the subtly of ageism, gender bias and the accessibility of services, and addressing barriers to adequate care  for an aging population. PresenterAbout Gary: Dr. Gary Kennedy is the Vice Chair for Education and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Division [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Oct
04

Interview Strategies for Assessing Psychopathic Personality Disturbance in Adolescents

This article provided recommendations for improving interview protocols for the assessment of psychopathic personality disturbance (PPD) among adolescent offenders. These recommendations were based on experiences interviewing adolescents from the Incarcerated Serious and Violent Young Offender Study and related to areas such as establishing and improving rapport, responding to dishonesty, and the importance of follow up […]

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Sep
27

Dr. Nancy Wolff presents keynote address at IAFMHS

Dr. Nancy Wolff presented his keynote address-- Person-First Equals Cost-Effective: It's Simple, Universal, and within Budget -- at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS) held in Montreal, Canada from June 25-27, 2019. International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS) Keynote Address About Dr. Nancy Wolff Nancy Wolff, Ph.D., an economist and [...]
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Sep
27

Cycle of violence: Exposure to nongun violence contributes to perpetration of gun violence

Addressing differences in exposure to violence in high risk groups in general and within the life experience of specific, targeted adolescents could both have an impact on reducing involvement in gun violence. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and […]

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Sep
27

Deconstructing Psychological Language – Charting the Origin and Impact of Our Words with Mark Hayward

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Mark Hayward about how the language we use in counseling and psychology is created and offers ideas to critically engage the terminology embedded in our theories and work. PresenterAbout Mark: Mark Hayward works as a Family Therapist for Family Matters in Plymouth and has worked within [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Sep
20

Theoretical and Ethical Implications of Neuroscience and Counseling Integration with Chad Luke

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Dr. Chad Luke discusses recent advances in neuroscience that are relevant to counseling practice.  He highlights implications for counseling theory, ethics, and general clinical work. PresenterAbout Chad: Chad Luke, PhD, LPC-MHSP, NCC, ACS, holds a Ph.D. in counselor education from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Luke is an associate [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Sep
20

Dr. Richard Tremblay presents keynote address at IAFMHS

Dr. Richard Tremblay presented his keynote address-- From Forensic Mental Health to Infant Mental Health: Back to the Future-- at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS) held in Montreal, Canada from June 25-27, 2019. International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS) Keynote Address About Dr. Richard Tremblay Richard E. Tremblay is [...]
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Sep
20

An Analysis of Problem-Solving Court Programs

Policymakers, researchers, and legal practitioners should look beyond the name designation of the court and instead focus more on the quality and consistency of program implementation across specialized court programs (SCPs) more generally when deciding what type of program will best serve offenders and the court community. This is the bottom line of a recently […]

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Sep
13

Technological Play in Counseling: Using Mario Brothers, Minecraft, and Zelda for Therapeutic Ends with Kevin Hull

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Kevin Hull on the use of games in counseling. They discuss the origin of Kevin’s interesting games and play, common objections and concerns about the use of technology in counseling from parents and counselors, and specific examples of integrating games and play in counseling from Kevin’s [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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