Tag: clinical psychology

Can Polygamy Ever Become Morally Permissible?

We have heard a lot in recent years about polygamist sects in Texas and British Columbia. For most of us, the prospect of a man being not only able, but encouraged to seek more than one wife is almost beyond comprehension. In the latest issue of the journal Ethics, a new research paper suggests traditional polygamy is inherently unequal and this morally objectionable. Strauss, the author of the report also proposes modifications to traditional polygamy in order to reduce some of the associated inequalities. However, the question remains, Can polygamy ever be considered morally permissible, even with a revolutionized concepts of the roles and reduction of inequalities?

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Different Dynamics At Play In Cyberbullying Than Traditional Bullying

New research from UBC has discovered a distinct difference between the dynamics of cyberbulling and traditional school yard bullying. The researchers suggest children don’t equate cyberbulling with the traditional concepts and actions of bullying. Of the youth questioned for this study, 95% of those who claimed to be cyberbullies stated their actions were intended as a joke, while only 5% reflected that their actions were for the purpose of harming another individual. This suggests the majority of those involved in cyberbullying down play the impact of their actions on their victim.

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Counselor burnout: A Recognizable and Preventable Condition Implications for mental health professionals -Tyler J. Andreula, M.A.

As helping professionals, we are trusted with some of our clients’ deepest, darkest secrets. Each day, we are subjected to the heart-wrenching stories and the immensely difficult life situations of the individuals who come to us seeking change and relief. It is impossible for any helping professional to know what our clients will bring through our door.

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700 Hours Later: What I Wish I Knew Before my Internship in Counseling

Internship is a crucial time for counselors-in-training. After all, it is the culmination of the academic experience – the opportunity for each of us to gain firsthand experience by putting theory into practice. For many of us, it is our first time working with real clients and having an actual caseload. It can be an immensely overwhelming, anxiety-inducing, yet incredibly exciting experience all at the same time. Sometimes managing all of these feelings can be hard, especially when fledgling interns encounter scenarios and circumstances that they do not feel they were prepared for.

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ADHD Diagnosis More Likely For Youngest Members Of A Class

Research published in this months edition of CMAJ suggests the youngest cohorts in a classroom are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD that their slightly older counterparts. Researchers consider the diagnosis could well be inaccurate for most. The research also considers the significant social and health ramifications of an inappropriate diagnosis of ADHD.

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Motor Cortex Response Blunted In Patients With ASD

Could non-invasive brain stimulation be used to improve mirror neuron activity in patients with autism spectrum disorders? This question is being raised in light of new findings released by researchers at Monash University and published in the latest edition of Biological Psychology. Using transcranial magnetic stimulation on ASD patients, researchers noted a blunted brain response in the motor cortex when watching transitive hand gestures, compared to participants with no evidence of ASD.

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