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Mar
20

Mindfulness Activity #2

Good Morning, Many people have been sharing with me that they have been waking up tense. Have you ever woken to find your jaws clenched? Or have you found your hands tight or your muscles stiff? Sometimes, even when we are coping well with stressful events, our body carries that stress for us. It’s important […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Mindfulness Activity
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Mar
19

Anxiety Management Techniques

The Institute for Disaster Mental Health developed tips for community members. Please feel free to share and distribute widely. COVID-19: Managing Stress in this Anxious Time Let’s start with the assumption that everyone capable of understanding current events is living in a state somewhere between “kind of stressed” and “extremely anxious.” That’s natural. Infectious disease […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Professional Training
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Mar
19

Mindfulness Activity #1

Dr. Michele Galietta, the instructor for several of our courses–including our Certification in DBT–is writing daily mindfulness activities for one of the organizations she works with and we thought it would be nice to share these here as well for others who might need a little stress-relief during this time 🙂 You can look for […]

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Mar
18

Digital Therapy Resources

As COVID-19 is sweeping the nation, psychologists are rapidly moving to meet patients’ needs and delivering professional services via telehealth. APA has developed the resources below that psychologists can use for telehealth. Several practicing professionals have reviewed these documents, including psychologists and attorneys. These resources are being spread widely and we encourage you all to do […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Professional Training
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Mar
17

Interpersonal Neurobiology – Integrating the Brain and Relational Self with Lynn Redenbach and Greg Czyszczon

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Raissa talks with Lynn Redenbach and Creg Czyszczon about the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) and the professional organization promoting IPNB practice and research, the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (GAINS).  They discuss the definition of IPNB, the nine domains of integration, and principles inherent in IPNB approaches [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Mar
13

How important are age and motivation to change in rehabilitation programs?

When attempting to change criminal behavior through rehabilitation, clinicians should pay attention to clients’ age and level of motivation because greater maturity and motivation are strengths related to program effectiveness for those individuals. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Translating Research into Practice
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Mar
11

Imposter Syndrome – Wrestling with Professional Self-Doubt with Jessica Tyler and Alfredo Palacios

Listen HereEpisodePresenterCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Jessica Tyler and Alfredo Palacios on the experience of the imposter syndrome in counseling practice and education. They discuss the performance of counseling theory, presenting at academic conferences, and balancing expert knowledge with humility. PresenterAbout Jessica and Alfredo: Dr. Jessica Tyler is an assistant professor in the department [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Mar
11

The Philosophy of Humor – Theories of Comedy and Ridiculousness with Steven Gimbel and Alfredo Palacios

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: In this collaboration with the Theory of Change Podcast, Dr. Alfredo Palacios and Dr. Steven Gimbel discuss theories of humor, comedic moralism and ethics. Find more from Theory of Change on Apple, Google Podcasts, Spodify, or Stitcher. PresenterAbout Steven and Alfredo: Dr. Steven Gimbel is Chair of the Philosophy Department at Gettysburg College in [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Mar
06

The effects of familiarity and support on children’s disclosure of transgressions

Children gave more complete and consistent reports of adult wrongdoing in response to open-ended questions when interviewers used a supportive (vs. neutral) interviewing style across two interviews. The identity of the interviewer (same or different) had little impact on their accounts. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Translating Research into Practice
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Mar
04

Deliberate Practice – Cultivating Clinical Excellence with Tony Rousmaniere

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Tony Rousmaniere on the origins of deliberate practice, the difference between knowledge acquisition and skills acquisition, and exercises for developing inner skills for clinical excellence. PresenterAbout Tony: Dr. Rousmaniere is a licensed psychologist on the Clinical Faculty at the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Mar
02

Counseling and Religious Coping – The Role of the Church in African American Communities with Janeé Avent Harris

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Dr. Janeé Avent Harris about her recent work on religious coping in African American churches. They reflect on the nuances of “positive” and “negative” religious coping, navigating theological questions in the counseling context, and collaborating with churches. PresenterAbout Janeé: Dr. Janeé Avent Harris received her Master [...]
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Feb
28

New mechanisms have been identified that promote negative attitudes toward the police and encourage future adolescent offending

Violent victimization and peer delinquency contribute to the formation of negative attitudes toward the police, which, in turn, increase a youth’s propensity to engage in crime. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation […]

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