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Farewell to the class of 2017-2018

The time has come again to say goodbye–sigh. But WKPIC knows its graduates will be awesome in whatever they undertake. Fair winds and following seas to these new psychologists. Here’s hoping they chart new waters and travel far!    

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GREAT BIG HOORAY!

  Many congratulations to previous intern and current post-doctoral student Jennifer Román on the successful defense of her dissertation–including THREE HOURS of answering questions from an academic audience!! YOU DID IT!!     Susan Redmond-Vaught, Ph.D. Director, WKPIC  

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Congrats!!

WKPIC extends a giant congratulations to intern Anissa Pugh for her successful dissertation defense yesterday!!         Susan Redmond-Vaught, Ph.D. Director, WKPIC

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Article Review: On Being Sane in Insane Places (Rosenhan, 1973)

Dr. David Rosenhan in 1973 conducted a study called On Being Sane in Insane Places to examine the reliability of staff, especially psychiatrist, in telling the difference between people who had severe psychiatric disorders and people who did not have … Continue reading

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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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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 Catch-Up: CBT, Anxiety Reduction, and First Episode Psychosis

  Did you know that teaching a single day CBT workshop on anxiety reduction techniques and interventions, can significantly help clients with First Episode Psychosis?   A study conducted with clients experiencing First Episode Psychosis with co-morbid anxiety symptoms who were offered … Continue reading

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Article Review: Early Identification of and Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder

  Sharp and Fonagy (2015) offer a review of the phenomenology, prevalence, etiology, clinical problems, and interventions for adolescents with BPD. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is said to capture the core of personality pathology (Sharp & Fonagy, 2015).  The symptoms … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Motivational Interviewing as a Clinical Option for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) has shown to be efficacious for treating anxiety, yet some clients “either fail to respond, respond only partially, or relapse at follow-up” (Westra, Constantino, & Antony, 2016, p. 768).  As reported by Hunot, Churchhill, Teixeria, and Silva … Continue reading

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