Category Archives: Diversity In Practice

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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Friday Factoids Catch-Up: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been a hot topic for some time now and more and more children are being diagnosed with ADHD than ever before. Lunau (2014) quoted Enrico Gnaulati by writing that an ADHD diagnosis is “as … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids Catch-Up: The Multiple Roles of a Psychologist

The role of psychologists is changing as overall mental health service needs and service systems change. Separating medical health from mental health is not always so clear cut. With advances in the medical fields, psychologists must also embrace a new … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids Catch-Up: Bilingualism, Biculturalism and Personality

There is plenty of research dedicated to the topics of bilingualism and biculturalism, but they may often be lumped together and defined as one in the same. Grosjean (2015) attempts to describe how a bicultural bilingual can take on different … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids Catch-Up: You Aren’t “One of Them”: Stories and Themes of People Who Felt Treatment Wasn’t Effective

Mental health treatment “failure” is a subject, which is overlooked by many. I have been approached by acquaintances who have asked some interesting, and at times difficult questions about mental health treatment. I listened to some of their stories, views, … Continue reading

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Living with Mental Wellness

I have a group about living with mental illness on Wednesdays, and as a group, we decided to rename it to “Living with Mental Wellness.”  One of the things we discussed was taking the power away from our mental illnesses.  … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Islamophobia

At the beginning of the 1990s, the term Islamophobia emerged for the first time in the United States and Great Britain. It is a term used to describe an intense fear, dislike or hate of Muslims. A wealth of misinformation … Continue reading

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