Category Archives: Resources for Interns

Learning links and information that might help interns advance their training.

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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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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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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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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