Media

May 6, 2015

School’s Almost Out: How Piaget Can Helps Us Become Lifelong Learners

With the 2014 – 2015 school year coming to a close and with warmer days increasing, the last thing on people’s mind is the classroom. That […]
April 28, 2015

My Psychologist, the Redeemer: A Look at Psychology in Popular Media

In recent decades, the popularity of psychology and psychotherapy has exploded: on television, in popular print magazines, online, and in movies. Often, the image of the […]
April 21, 2015

4 Key Questions (and answers) about Depression

Described as the “common cold” of mental illness, depression affects millions of Americans each year. For instance, in 2005 – 2006, according to the Centers for […]
April 13, 2015

Successful Psychosocial Profiles in Maintaining Weight Loss

With two-thirds of the United States population either overweight or obese, much attention has been paid to dieting and weight loss in recent years. So-called “miracle” […]
April 7, 2015

Moral Development: What the Experts are Saying

For more than two thousand years, psychologists and philosophers alike have been probing the question, “What does it mean to be moral?” It’s only been a […]
March 30, 2015

What Makes an Effective Therapist?

Many professionals may ask: What makes an effective therapist? Although no one answer to this question may emerge, there are, as it happens, approaches to therapeutic […]
March 24, 2015

Achieving Self-Actualization, the Maslow Way

Abraham Maslow remains a pivotal figure in contemporary psychology. Known for his “Hierarchy of Needs,” Maslow helped to distinguish himself and his ideas from the dominant […]
March 18, 2015

How to Live ‘Rationally’: Using CBT and REBT to Tackle Self-Defeating Thinking

What does it mean to “live rationally”? This question has been around for a long time. Since the time of Plato and Aristotle more than 2,000 […]
March 17, 2015

Do you know how to avoid Burnout? 6 Simple Tips for Clinicians

Career burnout remains a problem for Mental Health Professionals (MHPs). According to a 2012 study, “. . . [t]he mental health field has paid relatively little […]
March 2, 2015

Is Psychology a Science? Thoughts for Mental Health Professionals

Since its inception in the late nineteenth century, the field of psychology has undergone various revolutions and transformations: From Freud’s psychoanalysis to modern approaches to Cognitive Behavioral […]
February 24, 2015

Finding Meaning in Life

In the aftermath of the Second World War, a pivotal work of psychology emerged. Written by a survivor of the Auschwitz death camp, “Man’s Search for […]
February 17, 2015

Emotional Intelligence: Key to Success

For decades, standard conceptions of “intelligence” have been called into question by psychologists and academic researchers alike. It wasn’t until recently—in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s—that […]