Author Archives: Susan Vaught

GREAT BIG HOORAY!

  Many congratulations to previous intern and current post-doctoral student Jennifer Román on the successful defense of her dissertation–including THREE HOURS of answering questions from an academic audience!! YOU DID IT!!     Susan Redmond-Vaught, Ph.D. Director, WKPIC  

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Congrats!!

WKPIC extends a giant congratulations to intern Anissa Pugh for her successful dissertation defense yesterday!!         Susan Redmond-Vaught, Ph.D. Director, WKPIC

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Article Review: On Being Sane in Insane Places (Rosenhan, 1973)

Dr. David Rosenhan in 1973 conducted a study called On Being Sane in Insane Places to examine the reliability of staff, especially psychiatrist, in telling the difference between people who had severe psychiatric disorders and people who did not have … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids Catch-Up: Self-Care During Internship

  In my first Friday Factoid of the month, I mentioned that it is important to create friendships over the course of your internship.  I have learned it is not only important to have friendships within your cohort, but with … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids Catch-Up: Self-Care During Internship

Many of the articles that provide tips on how to have a successful internship strongly encourage participation in self-care activities. We, as clinicians, frequently tell our clients to engage in self-care activities such as being outside, coloring, or listening to … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids Catch-Up: Having FUN on Internship

Congrats!!! You have officially matched with your internship placement for next year and that means one more stressful process cannot be taken off your long to-do list before graduation.  But just like other portions of your graduate school career, the … Continue reading

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Congratulations!

Big giant hurrah for intern Crystal Henson, for successfully defending her dissertation!           Susan Redmond-Vaught, Ph.D. Director, WKPIC

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Friday Factoid Catch-Up: The Porcupine Dilemma

Having a loved one with a mental illness can sometimes feel a lot like trying to love a porcupine. Schopenhauer and Freud have used a metaphor called the Porcupine Dilemma to describe what they feel is the state of the … Continue reading

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Article Review: Sun, H., Takesian, A.E., Wang, T.T., Lippman-Bell, J.J., Hensch, T.K., Jensen, F.E. (2018). Early Seizures Prematurely Unsilence Auditory Synapses To Disrupt Thalamocortical Critical Period Plasticity

New research from Sun et al. (2018) has discovered a link between seizures early in development and autism.  Notably, these seizures occur during a critical period for the primary auditory cortex, a section of the brain important to language development.  … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids Catch-Up: Toward Cultural Competence: Understanding Vicarious Group Trauma and Intergenerational Trauma in Jewish Individuals

  The concept of vicarious group trauma is relevant for Jewish individuals because people who did not directly experience the Holocaust can still exhibit signs and symptoms of trauma exposure related to this event. Fuhr (2016) studied historical trauma related … Continue reading

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