Kenny Luck

October 12, 2018

Coping in the Face of Natural Disasters

This year’s hurricane season in the United States has be active: Last month, Hurricane Florence emerged from the Atlantic Ocean to unleash havoc on the Southeastern […]
October 3, 2018

Minors’ Ability to Give Informed Consent and Identifying Risks and Benefits of Talk Therapy

Ongoing discussion has been continuing for at least the past 30 years as to whether minors can give informed consent to therapy. And although this remains […]
September 25, 2018

Mental Health Professionals and Suicide Risk Among Clients

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and mental health professionals (MHPs) who work in fields such as counseling, psychology, social work—and other closely aligned professions—many, at […]
September 18, 2018

Creatives and Mental Illness

Although the idea of the “mad genius,” has become trite and is not necessarily true, the idea that creatives—artists, musicians, writers, etc.—have higher rates of mental […]
September 11, 2018

How Much Empathy Does Your Therapist Have? A Look into the Effectiveness of Empathy in Counseling

When an individual decides to enter the professional world of counseling, therapy, social work, or any of the mental health professions in general, it is usually […]
September 10, 2018

World Suicide Prevention Day

Monday, September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. Occasions such as this are a good time to stop, reflect, and take in why days of awareness […]
September 8, 2018

The Role of Depression, Anxiety, and Sleep in Resiliency and PTSS: One’s Study’s Look at the Problem

By Kenny Luck, M.A., A.B.D. (Doctoral Candidate) Individuals who repeatedly encounter stressful situations and traumatic events may be at risk for developing post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS). […]
May 12, 2018

The Art of “Thank You”: Expressing Gratitude in Today’s High-Tech Environment

The Art of “Thank You”: Expressing Gratitude in Today’s High-Tech Environment Since the dawn of the so-called “internet” or “digital” age, some quiet voices have been […]
May 7, 2018

A Primer on Gestalt Psychology: Looking at Parts of a Whole

How does human perception work? Certainly one could provide a biological account of the anatomy of the human eye and it’s component parts. But that’s not […]
April 27, 2018

What I’ve learned from Therapy: A Personal View of the Benefits of Talk Therapy

Although I haven’t been to a therapist in more than five years, I spent many years on the couch talking to a therapist and working out […]
April 3, 2018

Experiments that Changed Psychology

Any science outside of physics (including “hard sciences” such as biology and chemistry as well as “soft sciences” such as psychology and sociology) sometimes suffer from […]
April 3, 2018

Minors’ Ability to Give Informed Consent: Identifying Risks and Benefits to Psychotherapy

An important question that has arisen over the decades is: What is the ability of minors to give informed consent to receive psychotherapy treatment? Research exploring […]