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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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Friday Factoids: Diagnosing Early-Onset Schizophrenia

    Early-onset Schizophrenia is defined by an onset prior to adulthood, with an onset prior to 12 years of age being rare (Vyas et al., 2011). The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM-5; American Psychiatric … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids Catch-Up: The Cursed Dissertation Defense

    I recently traveled back to California in order to complete my final dissertation defense. I decided that I would fly to California a day early so that I did not have to feel rushed. I was already nervous … Continue reading

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Article Review: Comparative Efficacy And Tolerability Of Antidepressants For Major Depressive Disorder in Children and Adolescents: A Network Meta-Analysis

  Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is one of the most common mental disorders in children and adolescents. The researchers noted estimates suggesting it affects about 3 percent of children aged 6 to 12, and 6 percent of teens aged 13 … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Dr. McNeill!

  WKPIC is thrilled to announce that former intern Danielle McNeill has completed licensure in the State of Kentucky! She’s all official now!   WAY TO GO, DR. MAC!!     <You are now free to recruit minions of your … Continue reading

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Behind on Blogging!

I admit it. WE’RE BEHIND.   But, we’re starting our catch-up today! With something very, very, very important.   Former intern Brittany Best (2014-2015) is one step closer to being official!    

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