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Jul
11

Mindfulness Activity #115

Embracing the Difficulties of Mindfulness Practice Good Morning. This past week our mindfulness practices have involved sitting in vulnerability, developing courage, and cultivating an easy manner with ourselves through exposure to uncomfortable feelings. I have stressed the difference between types of mediation practices. I use the word practice to refer to times we engage in […]

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Jul
10

Three Study Tips for Visual Learners

When it comes to processing and retaining new information, everyone’s approach is different. While some students may need to listen intently to everything the instructor says during the lecture to succeed in a class, visual learners really need concepts to be laid out in a particular format to fully understand the material. If you prefer […]

By Leila Wallach | Professional Training
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Jul
10

Mindfulness Activity #114

Embracing Your Worst Tasks Good Morning. We have been discussing courage…the courage to face your own feelings, to brave vulnerability, to brave discomfort, to brave being a beginner. One thing that is helpful to remember is that often our fear about what an experience will be like is much worse than the actual experience. Being […]

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Jul
10

The Importance of Continuing Education in Mental Health Careers

Psychology is a dynamic field, meaning best practices often change over time. Further mental health online training can make the difference in keeping clinicians and professionals updated on new developments in their field to help ensure that their clients receive the best possible care. Discover the importance of continuing education for psychologists and other mental […]

By Leila Wallach | Professional Training
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Jul
10

Evidence-based group therapy for specific offenses: Are we doing them, and doing them well?

Specific offenses often have distinct criminogenic and therapeutic needs. Group treatments tailored to offense-specific behaviors are needed, but under-utilized and under-researched. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this […]

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Jul
09

Mindfulness Activity #113

Increasing Courage Good Morning. Yesterday, we focused on the topic of vulnerability. We practiced exposing ourselves to a space where we are accepting of our imperfection, open to feedback, and non-defensive. To sit in this space has been found to increase creativity and to help people to reach personal goals. The more we practice authenticity […]

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Jul
08

Mindfulness Activity #112

Vulnerability Yesterday, we focused on the idea of mindfulness for creativity and innovation. What is necessary for that creativity is risking failure. We must realize that most situations allow for repeated small failures and corrections and that this is how we find solutions. One aspect of life that has garnered a lot of attention these […]

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Jul
07

Broaching Conversations – Addressing Race, Ethnicity, and Culture with Dominique S. Hammonds

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Dominique Hammonds on the need for broaching conversations in our work as counselors and educators, barriers to and reasons why we avoid these conversations, and how we can grow as culturally competent counselors. PresenterAbout Dr. Dominique S. Hammonds: Dr. Dominique S. Hammonds is an educator, scholar, [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Jul
07

Mindfulness Activity #111

Good Morning. Time Magazine released an issue on the “mindfulness revolution. Business Executives at Google and Goldman Sachs regularly train on mindfulness. The Harvard Business review has featured stories on mindfulness. It has been touted for the findings that it boosts creativity, innovation and problem solving. Who couldn’t use more creativity and problem solving these […]

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Jul
06

Mindfulness Activity #110

Mindfulness for Natural Happiness In today’s rush, we all think too much—seek too much—want too much—and forget about the joy of just being. Eckhart Tolle Good Morning. Today’s practice focuses on the enjoyment of just being in the present moment with no demands, no obligations, and no pressure. Certainly, not all mindfulness practice is enjoyable; […]

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Jul
06

The person behind the badge? Depersonalization and its harms in police culture

Traditional police culture has promoted emotional detachment and depersonalization, particularly in officer-public interactions. The effects of this impacts officer mental health and the relationship of the police within the communities they serve. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in the International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice. Below is a summary […]

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Jul
05

Mindfulness Activity #109

Gratitude “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, and confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” Melody Beattle Good Morning. Last night there was an […]

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