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May
05

Intimate Partner Violence and Child Abuse Considerations During COVID-19

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration complied resources for Intimate Partner Violence and Child Abuse Considerations During COVID-19 “As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Americans are required to stay home to protect themselves and their communities. However, the home may not be safe for many families who experience domestic violence, which may include both intimate […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Professional Training
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May
05

Mindfulness Activity #48

Shinrin-Yoko In Japan, a practice called shinrin-yoku or forest bathing is popular. In essence it is immersing yourself in nature. Thousands of studies have shown a host of positive effects associated with being in nature. I have included links for you to read about the positive effects of nature on health, and to read more […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Mindfulness Activity
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May
04

The Courage to Suffer – Toward an Existential Positive Psychology Framework with Daryl & Sara Van Tongeren

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Daryl and Sara Van Tongeren on their recent book The Courage to Suffer. They discuss the origins of the book in Daryl and Sara’s personal loss, what an existential positive psychology framework is and why it’s particularly helpful in our current times, and implications for counseling [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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May
04

Mindfulness Activity #47

Listen to Your Heart Mindfulness In Chinese symbolism, the heart is considered to be the source of emotions and also the seat of intellect. Recall the concept of wise mind. The way to connect to our own inner wisdom is through the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness offers us the ability to notice our feelings without […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Mindfulness Activity
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May
03

Mindfulness Activity #46

Setting Intention Mindfulness Practice Have you ever felt that your day is well underway before you wake up? Sometimes we use rituals like a morning cup of coffee to help us to focus and begin our day. Recently, many of our routines and rituals have be disrupted. It can be difficult to find a foothold. […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Mindfulness Activity
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May
02

Mindfulness Activity #45

Self-Compassion Those of you who know me, know that I am a science-person. I love it when research and facts line up with clinical wisdom and experience. Today, I want to revisit a concept we have explored before…self-compassion. Self-compassion involves responding in the same supportive and understanding way that you would with a good friend […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Mindfulness Activity
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May
01

Evaluations of testimony of eyewitnesses who participated in multiple identification procedures

Knowledge of prior outcomes of eyewitnesses’ identifications affects jurors’ evaluation of the eyewitnesses’ identification testimony. 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 research into practice. Featured Article | Psychology, Public […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Translating Research into Practice
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May
01

Mindfulness Activity #44

Spreading Kindness Good Morning! Today, I thought that we might focus on kindness. Kindness mindfulness practices provide us with access to positive feelings. They make us feel happy and secure and help us to remember that even in difficult times all is not lost. Another thing about kindness mindfulness practices is that they often generate […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Mindfulness Activity
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Apr
30

Mindfulness Activity #43

April Rain Mindfulness Good Morning. Today where I am sitting and writing, it is a rainy day in April. I was wishing for a sunny day. How often do you wish that something was different- or that everything was different? Zen teaches us that much of our own angst comes from putting our energy and […]

By Amber Watkins | Mindfulness Activity
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Apr
29

Mindfulness Activity #42

Mindfulness for Blame Good Morning! Today’s practice focuses on our tendency to get caught up in blame. It is a natural human tendency to want to find someone to blame when our goals are blocked, when we are misunderstood, or when someone accuses us of something. Right now, there is a lot to be upset […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Mindfulness Activity
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Apr
28

A Covenant of Counselors – Community Leaders Reflect on Navigating Counseling Practice during Covid-19

Listen HereEpisodePresenterCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Priscilla speaks with Anna Shinn, Cotina Houston- Stroud, Anjuli Thompson and Mindi Wilkins- Amberson on their unique roles as mental health professionals and administrators within their community during the uncertain times of Covid-19. PresenterAbout the Guests: Cotina Stroud is a Licensed Therapist and owner of a private practice, Serenity Counseling Services [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Apr
28

What Is Forensic Psychology?

Psychology encompasses a variety of concentrations, including the intersection of itself and the law. Forensic psychology is the application of psychology in matters of justice, civil and criminal. Someone working in this field can work in numerous professional settings and roles. Learn what forensic psychology entails below. Applications Forensic psychology is more than just figuring […]

By Katie Whittington (Search Influence) | Forensic
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