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May
30

Mindfulness Activity #73

Mindfulness with Art Continued Good Morning. For the last two days, if you have been following along, we have been practicing mindfulness by observing a piece of art. Today, we will continue this practice, adding in switching from piece to piece. It does not matter if you enjoy weekends in museums looking at art or […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Mindfulness Activity
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May
29

Mindfulness Activity #72

Mindfulness with Modern Art Good Morning. Today we will continue to use art as a focus of mindfulness. The painting you will observe today was painted by Fernand Léger in 1920 (above). Léger was a prolific French artist whose work was strongly influenced by cubism. He showed his work at the Salon d’Automne in Paris. […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Mindfulness Activity
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May
29

When Assessing Sexual Violence, Guided Clinical Decision Making Can Outperform Algorithms

The RSVP can be reliably used in routine sexual violence risk assessments and produce judgments consistent with those of other actuarial instruments. When selecting risk instruments for use in practice settings, the RSVP may be a good choice in light of its good psychometric properties and its potential utility with respect to risk management planning. […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Translating Research into Practice
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May
28

Mindfulness Activity #71

Mindfulness with Art Mindfulness can be practiced with any or all of your senses. It seems particularly easy to use our sense of vision to take in the complex details and beautiful sights present in the outdoor world. Today, however, where I am writing to you, it is raining– and the forecast indicates rain all […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Mindfulness Activity
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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 […]

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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 […]

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