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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 [...]
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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 […]

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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 […]

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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 [...]
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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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Feb
28

How a Certificate in Forensic Evaluation Can Help Enhance Your Career

As the broader forensic science and criminal law sectors continue to grow, recent graduates and industry veterans alike are looking for new ways to advance their careers. Along with the required college education, many of the nation’s most sought-after careers in forensic science and psychology require additional certification. If you’re looking to enhance your career, […]

By newamandaB | Professional Training
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Feb
26

Getting Involved in Sexual Health Advocacy – A Conversation with Dr. Robert Zeglin

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Dr. Megan Speciale talks to Dr. Robert Zeglin about how students, practitioners, and educators can participate in sexual health advocacy. Dr. Zeglin describes why sexual health and education advocacy is important for mental health professionals and provides practical strategies for getting involved locally and nationally. PresenterAbout Robert: Robert Zeglin, [...]
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Feb
21

The criminalizing effect of contact with the criminal justice system

Exposure to the criminal justice system itself increases some of the risk factors used to predict recidivism. 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 of this research into practice. Featured Article | Law […]

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Feb
19

Theory, Practice, and In-Between – Musings on the Strengths and Shortcomings of Theory with Matthew Lemberger-Truelove

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Dr. Matthew Lemberger-Truelove on the complex interplay between theory and practice, the benefits and downsides of grabbing on to what is new and shiny in mental health culture, and the importance of context when developing and applying theory in practice. PresenterAbout Matthew: Matthew Lemberger-Truelove is a [...]
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