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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 [...]
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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 [...]
By Amber Watkins | Keynote Address . Video
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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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Sep
13

Dr. Rees Tapsell presents keynote address at IAFMHS

Dr. Rees Tapsell presented his keynote address-- The Treatment and (Re)habilitation of Māori Mentally Abnormal Offenders-- 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. Rees Tapsell Dr Tapsell is of Māori, heralding from [...]
By Amber Watkins | Keynote Address . Video
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Sep
13

Madmen with guns: The relationship between mental health and mass shootings in the United States

Increasing firearm responsibility and safety and reducing mental health stigma to allow seeking treatment may benefit violence prevention efforts and minimize mass shootings. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this […]

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Sep
06

What On Earth Shall We Call Ourselves? Challenging the NCC/LPC/LMHC Acronym Soup with Donna Sheperis

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Donna Sheperis on the complications of using multiple acronyms to to describe our credentialing, honoring our professional developmental processes while not getting wrapped up in the titles, and letting those we work with guide how we speak about who we are and what we do as [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Sep
06

Race and Ethnicity in Forensic Mental Health Reports: Biasing or Informative?

The reporting of the evaluee’s race or ethnicity (ERE) in forensic mental health reports (FMHR) has risks and benefits, however, few resources provide guidance on when and how to include this information. This article examines the available information on and explores reasons in support of and against including ERE in FMHR. The benefits and potential […]

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Aug
30

Counseling and Rural Poverty: Honoring Experiences and Advocating for Change with Loni Crumb and Shanita Brown

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Drs. Loni Crumb and Shanita Brown about their recent article on mental health and counseling in rural, impoverished communities. PresenterAbout Loni and Shanita: Dr. Loni Crumb is an Assistant Professor in the Counselor Education Program in the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions at East Carolina University and [...]
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