Media

November 17, 2017

Combating ‘Compassion Fatigue’ in Mental Health Professionals

Although they may seem strikingly similar, there are subtle but real differences between such things as “burnout”, “compassion fatigue” and “vicarious trauma” Whatever label it has, […]
November 6, 2017

Meditation: ‘Accessing Your Inner Sanctuary’

What do you think of when you hear the word “meditation”? Some might imagine a person sitting cross-legged—perhaps in a simple room, monastery, or in front […]
November 5, 2017

Fostering Positive Mental Health (PMH) for Therapists in the Workplace

Adults spend a majority of their waking lives at work, and if you find yourself in a negative work environment, you will more than likely have […]
October 31, 2017

How to be Original: Exploring Non-Conformity

Me. Myself. I. Since its beginning, American culture has placed great emphasis on originality. In recent years, advertising and marketing campaigns have taken this concept even […]
October 23, 2017

What is Epigenetics? Shedding Light on the ‘Nature vs. Nurture’ Debate

Most people have heard of genetics and have a pretty good idea of what it is. One may remember hearing about Mendel’s peas, DNA, and genes […]
October 16, 2017

Psychological Benefits of Pet Ownership

For years, pet lovers have been advocates for the positive mental and physical health benefits of owning a pet. And the scientific research into pet ownership […]
October 2, 2017

How Fear Protects Us From Violence

Fear is a natural human feeling, and how we interpret—and use—it is somewhat dependent on one’s culture. In the west, for instance, fear is often seen […]
September 25, 2017

Where Depression Ends and You Begin

Depression is a mental disorder that costs the heath system, economy, but above all the person suffering with this medical condition. Prolonged feelings of sadness and […]
September 20, 2017

Opioid Addiction: What You Need to Know

The opioid epidemic has been hitting Americans hard for the last few years. Past drug epidemics have included heroin of the 19070s and the crack cocaine […]
September 12, 2017

Is ‘Having an Identity Crisis’ a Bad Thing? One Take on Identity and Adolescence

Throughout popular culture, the idea of having an identity crisis has remained a prevalent idea. Throughout countless movie plots and television shows as well as in […]
September 4, 2017

When We Worry about Unfinished Business : The Zeigarnik Effect

Do you ever wonder why when you’re interrupted in the middle of a task you can’t stop thinking about it? This is called The Zeigarnik Effect, […]
August 28, 2017

Taking a Stance: When Is It Ethical for Psychologists to Weigh In on Controversial Issues?

Public controversies in the United States are not new, but it seems that in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere around the country, public controversies have become the […]