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Friday Factoids: Screen Time Controls

  When was the last time you looked at your phone? How recent was it? Do you remember what you were looking at or did you just check it out of habit?   Many technology companies are starting to come … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: October is Depression Awareness Month

As we start into the month of October, we typically think of the pumpkins, scary movies, trick ‘r treating, and costume parties. However, something that we should keep in mind is that it is also Depression Awareness Month. This should … Continue reading

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Welcome, 2018-2019 Interns!

    Pictured left to right, Blake Palmer, Andrew Goebel, Hannah Sutherland, and Chris Morrison, and the PMHC mascot plant, Seymour. Let’s hope Seymour doesn’t get hungry…    

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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 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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