November 7, 2018

Does Being More Conscientious Impact Your Income, Employment?

Decades ago, research psychologists began to settle the question of personality. For a long time, different personality models competed for attention: Can you really narrow down […]
November 1, 2018

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Just Happened . . . Now What?

Domestic violence against women is, regrettably, a worldwide phenomenon which has not been abated in recent years . . . despite good faith policy-level attempts to […]
October 23, 2018

Celebrate ‘Red Ribbon Week’: Drug-Free America

October 23 – 31 has been designated “Drug-Free America,” or, “Red Ribbon Week.” In recent years, this has taken on a special significance, since the United […]
October 16, 2018

What to Know about ADD and ADHD

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the rates of diagnoses of attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) began to rise. Since then, more […]
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). […]
September 6, 2018

Understanding Consciousness: How the Brain Works to Make Us Self-Aware

When someone brings up the term “consciousness,” I have the tendency to roll my eyes and change the subject. After all, who has the patience to […]