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Friday Factoid: Mouse Hugs over Hard Drugs: Implications of Neuroscience on Addiction Treatment

Neuroscience has only minimally contributed to addiction treatment. One of the factors that may advance research is this rodent model about social interaction and substance use. Researchers trained rats to make an operant level of choice between drugs or social … Continue reading

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Article Review: Kentucky Drinking at All-Time High

The holiday season represents a celebratory time for most Americans, and celebrations occur with friends and family alike. It can be a joyous time for many, but an emotionally challenging time for others. During this time many chose to engage … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Screen Time Controls

  When was the last time you looked at your phone? How recent was it? Do you remember what you were looking at or did you just check it out of habit?   Many technology companies are starting to come … Continue reading

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Hoorays and Yays!

  WKPIC would like to congratulate Dr. Katy Roth on the successful defense of her dissertation.   Rock it, Dr. Roth!!       Susan Redmond-Vaught, Ph.D. Director, WKPIC  

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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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