Category Archives: General Information

Friday Factoids: Good Gifts vs. Bad Gifts!

Can giving your significant other an undesirable gift impact the relationship? Research says yes, if the person receiving the gift is a male.   Men felt less similar than the gift giver when the giver was both a new acquaintance … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Where Do the 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand on Mental Health Issues?

  In an election often dominated by worries about the economy and national security, mental health gets comparatively little exposure as a serious issue on the presidential campaign trail. In fact, during my search for information it was difficult to … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids Catch-Up: The Holiday Blues

  The happiest time of year can actually be quite miserable. For a select few, the months of November and December can be overwhelming, stressful, exhausting, depressing and filled with dread. The thoughts of finding the ideal gift, planning the … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid (Catch-Up): Rural Psychologists Face Additional Ethical Challenges

  Many psychologists choosing to work in a rural setting need to negotiate a delicate balance between their specialty setting and the APA ethics code, which was written within an urban context. The APA ethics code is not only important … Continue reading

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Understanding Peer Support as a Profession

“Recovery is a process of change through which an individual improves one’s health and wellness, lives a self-directed life, and strives to reach their full potential.” This is the current definition of “Recovery” according to the Substance Abuse and Mental … Continue reading

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Skills System Training!

What do you do when you have patients who could really benefit from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, but they can’t read, or have much lower intellectual capacity and can’t learn some of the bigger words and concepts, or have interference and … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Comparative Psychology

According the Oxford Dictionary, psychology is “the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context,” Many professionals in the field today would generally provide the same roundabout information if asked. However, … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Relationship between Tobacco Use and Psychosis

Though an association between tobacco smoking and psychotic illness is well known, reasons for the association are more ambiguous.  Recent research has associated smoking tobacco with an increased risk for developing psychosis (Gurillo, Jauhar, Murray, & MacCabe, 2015).  The authors … Continue reading

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Annual APPIC Comment on “Internship Businesses”

From Jason Williams, Psy.D., Chair, APPIC Board of Directors, and  Greg Keilin, Ph.D., APPIC Match Coordinator:   “Each year, the APPIC Board receives feedback about the increasing number of enterprising individuals who have established businesses that focus on assisting applicants … Continue reading

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Ethics and Peer Support

A Kentucky Peer Support Specialist is not a clinical professional. The specialist goes through certification to perform the job, but that certification alone does not replace the years of studying and experience of therapists and psychologists. Although we are not … Continue reading

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