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Rebecca Girlinghouse, MA WKPIC Doctoral Intern There are many misconceptions about OCD and what it entails, exactly. One misconception is that an individual must have obsessions and visible compulsions in order to meet criteria. However, this is inaccurate, and … Continue reading
Article Review: Chang, W. et al. (2019). Extended early intervention versus standard psychiatric care for adults with first-episode psychosis.
Katelyn Yunes, MS WKPIC Doctoral Intern This study compared 160 adult Chinese patients experiencing first-episode psychosis that were treated via a three year extended Early Assessment Service for Young People with Psychosis (EASY) with 160 adult Chinese patients treated … Continue reading
Rebecca Girlinghouse, MA WKPIC Doctoral Intern It’s that time of year again where the sun starts to set sooner and sooner, especially once we hit the end of Daylight Savings Time on November 3rd. It is around this time … Continue reading
Article Review: Khoury, B., Lecomte, T., Gaudiano, B. A., & Paquin, K. (2013) Mindfulness interventions for schizophrenia: A meta-analysis.
Mindfulness is a diverse concept which originated in the eastern traditions and has taken on new life in operational definitions in psychology, including de-centering, awareness of sensations, and openness to inner experiences. These labels for mindfulness have a strong place … Continue reading
Friday Factoids: Well That’s Depressing: Analysis of Depression Data Shows Increased Rate of the Disorder
Depression is one of the most common mood disorders. Nationally representative data was analyzed between 2005 and 2014 to determine disparities focusing on this condition (Todd & Teitler, 2018) . The data was split by gender and levels of education. … Continue reading
Article Review: Browne, J., Mueser, K. T., Meyer-Kalos, P., Gottlieb, J.D., Estroff, S. E., & Penn, D. L. (2019). The therapeutic alliance in individual resiliency training for first episode psychosis: Relationship with treatment outcomes and therapy participation.
When thinking about attending therapy, people sometimes have different worries come to mind. Am I going to like my therapist? What if I do not get along with my therapist? Is this the best fit and can the best fit … Continue reading
Stress is the most significant risk factor for expenditures in healthcare (Azagba & Sharaf, 2011). Mindfulness-based (MB) interventions, specifically Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) are one approach to efficiently dealing with stress (Shapiro, Astin, Bishop, & Cordova, 2005). Jon Kabat-Zinn developed … Continue reading