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Jun
10

Presenting an Online Workshop – Tips for Engaging your Audience: Part 3 – Chats & Open Discussions

Presenting a workshop to an online audience is not without its challenges. Primary among these is the inability of the presenter to gauge the audience’s reaction or to use any of the non-verbal (read: eyerolls, nods, smiles, confused looks, etc.) or verbal cues (laughter at your jokes 😉 ) that are typically available when presenting in-person. […]

By Leila Wallach | Online Classes . Professional Training
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Jun
09

Honest Talk About Racial Injustice: Amanda Giordano speaks with Markus Lloyd and Antwuan Malone

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Guest Host Amanda Giordano speaks with Markus Lloyd and Antwuan Malone on their personal experience of racism as black men, how systemic racism shapes the way black children think about themselves, and how many white Americans manipulate history to avoid the reality of systemic racism in our past and [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Jun
09

Mindfulness Activity #83

Increasing your Sense of Agency Good Morning. The topic of today’s mindfulness blast is agency. Agency refers to the degree to which an individual has the ability to freely make choices and to engage in actions in their life consistent with their choices. We often say to children, “was that a good choice or a […]

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Jun
09

Presenting an Online Workshop – Tips for Engaging your Audience: Part 2 – Ice Breakers

Presenting a workshop to an online audience is not without its challenges. Primary among these is the inability of the presenter to gauge the audience’s reaction or to use any of the non-verbal (read: eyerolls, nods, smiles, confused looks, etc.) or verbal cues (laughter at your jokes 😉 ) that are typically available when presenting in-person. […]

By Leila Wallach | Online Classes . Professional Training
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Jun
08

Mindfulness Activity #82

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger (Buddha) Good Morning. Today’s mindfulness practice is focused on anger. Many people are feeling a lot of anger these days. Anger is justified. It makes sense. Nevertheless, we might need to address anger in order to keep it from damaging […]

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Jun
08

Crazy, Dangerous, or Intoxicated? How Police Assess for Mental Illness

Improved education, communication, and training are needed for police officers to effectively and safely assess for mental illness while on duty. This is the bottom line of a 2018 published article in Victims & Offenders. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured […]

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Jun
08

Presenting an Online Workshop – Tips for Engaging your Audience: Part 1 – Visual Representations

Presenting a workshop to an online audience is not without its challenges. Primary among these is the inability of the presenter to gauge the audience’s reaction or to use any of the non-verbal (read: eye-rolls, nods, smiles, confused looks, etc.) or verbal cues (laughter at your jokes 😉 ) that are typically available when presenting […]

By Leila Wallach | Online Classes . Professional Training
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Jun
07

Mindfulness Activity #81

Community-Engaged Mindfulness Good Morning. I started sending out these mindfulness practices in order to help individuals cope with the stresses associated with the Novel Corona Virus. Many of the people in our practice circle had already been using mindfulness as a way to help them to recover from trauma that contributed to their hospitalization or […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Mindfulness Activity
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Jun
06

Mindfulness Activity #80

Restore and Reset Good Morning. Welcome to your weekend. Weekends are generally a time to restore, reflect, and reset. Resting provides the strength and energy needed to move forward. It has been a tumultuous week. For most people, the week brought many feelings and many thoughts. For today’s practice, we give the brain a rest […]

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Jun
05

Pushing the Ball Forward, Faster: Using the COVID-19 Pandemic to Expand Forensic Telehealth

There is no doubt that the world has changed for everyone over the last few months. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive disruption in almost every aspect of life and has forced most individuals and organizations, including threat assessment professionals, to shift, change, or adapt operations quickly to maintain service provision. Threat assessment professionals may […]

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Jun
05

The Impact of Brain Injury on Behavior Remains Convoluted: Traumatic Brain Injury and Threat/Override Control

This study examined whether self-reported traumatic brain injury (TBI) was associated with psychosis and/or the development of threat/control-override (TCO) symptoms in a sample of delinquent juveniles and early adults. The results reflect that there was an association between TBI and psychotic symptoms; however, TBI was not significantly associated with TCO. Nevertheless, paranoid ideation and psychoticism […]

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Jun
05

Mindfulness Activity #79

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking” Good Morning. Recently, I have been getting advice on how to begin running from my brother, an elite athlete who has finished both Ironman and Ultraman Triathalons. I was telling him that when I try to run, I […]

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