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May 31, 2018

How Mental Health Professionals Should Handle Lesbian Partner Abuse: A Look at the Research

How Mental Health Professionals Should Handle Lesbian Partner Abuse: A Look at the Research By Kenny Luck, M.A., A.B.D. (Ph.D. Candidate) According to research over the […]
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 […]
March 22, 2018

Assessing the Professional Identity of School Counselors

Assessing the Professional Identity of School Counselors In the wake of the Parkland, Fl., school shooting last month, a debate has been raging—among other things—about whether […]
March 6, 2018

Considering Therapy? A Few Items To Consider

Let’s face it: Sometimes life is hard. And sometimes, we all may need help with navigating our way through the messes that life sometimes hands us. […]
February 26, 2018

Collaborative Care: Mental Health Professionals and Clergy Working Together

For decades, researchers have been interested in studying the effectiveness of the collaboration between mental health workers and clergy. After all, both professions—although appearing differently on […]
February 20, 2018

Exploring Incompetence: The Dunning-Kruger Effect

A buzz phrase that has been making its way around recently has been “The Dunning-Kruger Effect.” When I first heard about it, I was immediately suspicious […]
February 12, 2018

Mental Health Professionals and Client Suicide Risk Assessment

In a study published last year, researchers reported that about “20 percent of suicide decedents have had contact with a mental health professional within one month […]
January 22, 2018

Is There a Mental Health Crisis on Current College Campuses? A Look into New Trends

Over the decades, the population of young adults who enter college has been growing steadily. At the same time, the number of college-age students who report […]