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May
27

What Are California’s Continuing Education Requirements for Mental Health Professionals to Renew Their License?

For mental health professionals practicing in any state, licensure renewal requirements are an important aspect of the job. License renewal helps you stay up-to-date with new treatments, methods, and best practices within your field. If you’re practicing in California, review our guide to help keep your licensure renewal on track. Frequency of Renewal The Board […]

By Katie Whittington (Search Influence) | Professional Training
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May
27

Mindfulness Activity #70

Mind Body Connection The word, mind, dates back to the late 12th century. It was defined as “that which feels, wills, and thinks.” So the mind is really a collection of all the human experiences in one. Note that thoughts and feelings and urges or intentions are all part of the mind. Somehow though, for […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Mindfulness Activity
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May
26

COVID-19 Resources for Researchers

The American Psychological Association has compiled COVID-19 resources to ensure that the field of psychology is supported during an extraordinary time. The resources developed by APA to address the needs of researchers have been replicated below, they are being spread widely and we encourage you to do the same 🙂 Resources for Researchers Funding opportunities […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Professional Training
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May
26

Community Stress and Black America – An Urgent Matter with The Four Doctors

Listen HereEpisodePresenterCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: The Four Doctors – Janeé Avent Harris, Angie D. Cartwright, Loni Crumb, and Dominique S. Hammonds – discuss Mental Health Awareness Month, the unique mental health concerns of Black communities, and how the senseless murders of Black individuals and most recently the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, result in community stress, fear, [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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May
26

Mindfulness Activity #69

Mindfulness for Uncertainty Good Morning. I think that it is fairly universal right now to feel unsure of what’s happening next. For many of us, it is the anticipation of what might be that causes us the most anxiety and upset. Take it from someone who likes planning and control, it is uncomfortable to sit […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Mindfulness Activity
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May
25

Mindfulness Activity #68

Gratitude for Freedom   Good Morning. Today is Memorial Day in the United States. It is the day when we celebrate all of the men and women who have lost their lives while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Today’s practice will be a gratitude mindfulness practice. Practice: Sit upright, finding a comfortable position. Take […]

By Amber Watkins | Mindfulness Activity
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May
25

The fight to remain silent: Individuals with intellectual disability and their involvement in the legal system and custodial interrogations

Information regarding intelligence may be used to predict an individual’s Miranda abilities and emphasized concerns that people with intellectual disability are at a significant risk to make uninformed waivers of their rights. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Translating Research into Practice
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May
24

Mindfulness Activity #67

Gratitude for Others Good Morning. This morning I was reading a piece by a domestic care-giver, a home health aide in New York City caring for an elderly client who requires around the clock care. It is a diary written by “Kieran” the caregiver (not her actual name). It chronicles the long hours spent taking […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Mindfulness Activity
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May
23

Mindfulness Activity #66

Mindfulness for Monotony Is anyone getting tired of practicing mindfulness? Is anyone getting tired of monotony? The things that originally made my “new normal” seem meaningful and creative have now ceased to hold interest. The first two weeks I did not leave my home, I baked brownies. I made French toast, eggs, pancakes—foods that were […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Mindfulness Activity
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May
22

Mindfulness Activity #65

Loving Kindness for Moving Forward Yesterday’s practice focused on identifying and moving towards one’s own deepest goals (values-based actions). It’s easy to be swept up in what others expect of you or what most people are doing. One can even be quite successful in things that don’t truly bring joy or move you closer to […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Mindfulness Activity
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May
22

Available Research Indicates: Psychological Treatment May Not Be Protective Against Stalking Recidivism

Data from 70 clients of Dutch community forensic mental health clinics was used to investigate the prevalence of stalking recidivism, risk factors, and any potential protective effect of psychological treatment. Over 50% of the sample was reported to the police for stalking over a period of two years. Furthermore, no risk factors were significantly related […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Translating Research into Practice
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May
22

How Child Custody Evaluations Can Benefit Children

No matter how amicable, divorce is still a difficult process for all involved—especially children. It can be even more stressful for children when the process involves a lot of conflict, such as disagreements over custody. Child custody evaluations can help ease the question of custody for both children and parents by getting a third party […]

By Katie Whittington (Search Influence) | Child OUtcomes
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