Author Archives: Susan Vaught

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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Friday Factoids Catch-Up: Toward Cultural Competence: Understanding Historical/Generational Trauma of African Americans

Historical trauma is relevant to examine regarding African Americans because those who never experienced the traumatic stressor themselves, such as children and descendants of people who experienced race-based genocide/slavery, can still exhibit signs and symptoms of trauma. In the United … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids Catchup: Toward Cultural Competence: Understanding Historical/Generational Trauma for Native Americans

  Native Americans have been facing psychological consequences of genocide for over 400 years. Due to colonization and military attacks, Native Americans have been subjected to one of the most systemic and brutal ethnic cleansing operations in history. They were … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid Catch-Up: Toward Cultural Competence: Historical/Generational Trauma Related to Japanese Americans

  Historical trauma is relevant to examine regarding the Japanese population in the United States, because those who never experienced the traumatic stressor themselves, such as children and descendants, can still exhibit signs and symptoms of trauma. “During World War … Continue reading

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Article Review–Mindfulness Groups for Psychosis: Key Issues for Implementation on an Inpatient Unit (Jacobsen, Morris, & Johns, 2010)

  In the last 40 years, there has been an increased interest and usage of mindfulness based therapy approaches to treat a variety of mental disorders.  Mindfulness activities teach the individual to be aware of the experience by purposefully paying … Continue reading

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Article Review: From Traditional Inpatient to Trauma-Informed Treatment: Transferring Control from Staff to Patient (Chandler, 2008)

At least 85% of mental health consumers report exposure to trauma at some point in their lives. A vast majority of these consumers lack the appropriate coping skills to manage their emotions and reactions appropriately, traditionally resulting in the use … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: I Can't See Without My Glasses!

It’s become increasingly common for people to need glasses to improve their vision (Marczyk, 2017).  For many, this increasing issue has been puzzling since, years prior to the advent of glasses, people were able to survive without corrected vision.  Many … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Why Am I So Thirsty?

  New research has begun examining how we know when to stop drinking.  It may come as a surprise, but we stop drinking well before our body has begun processing the liquids we have ingested (Hamilton, 2018).  Past research discovered … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Psychological Preparation for the Olympics

With the 2018 Winter Olympics coming to a close in the next few days, you may be wondering how these word class athletes handle the stress of performing on an international level.  These athletes do not just have to be … Continue reading

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Article Review: De Sio, S., et al: Quality of life in workers and stress: Gender differences in exposure to psychosocial Risks and perceived well-Being

    Oftentimes, work can be stressful. Between deadlines, the phone ringing off the hook, and the stack of requests building up in the corner, the daily grind can become frustrating. However, that frustration is not always the same for … Continue reading

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