Category: 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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Vanderbilt Medical Facilities Educate Public On Signs Of Child Abuse

The DHHS reports that almost 80% of child fatalities are caused by abuse or neglect by one or more parent. Over the past five years, staff at Vanderbilt’s medical facilities have reported suspected cases of abuse or neglect to local law enforcement officials and thExit fullscreene Department of Children’s Services. In light of this, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital have shared tips to the public on how to spot potential signs of abuse in children. With hope, the public might be able to spot the signs of child abuse and prevent more injuries or fatalities from occurring.

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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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Study Focuses On Decreasing Risky Behaviors For Parolees

A new study published in JCHC this month considers how best to decrease the most common risky behaviors , such as drug use and sexual activity with multiple partners, in certain groups of parolees within the community. Researchers suggest better preventative programs, which educate parolees on the dangers of contracting sexually transmitted diseases due to unprotected sex and associated dangers of substance abuse, be implemented.

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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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Autism Speaks Issues Call To Action For National Leaders After CDC Findings

In light of the new report from the CDC which found that 1 in every 88 American children are now diagnosed with Autism, the world’s leading autism advocacy group, Autism Speaks are calling on elected officials to develop a new national strategy to take on this national public health crisis. Autism Speaks considers the skyrocketing diagnosis of new autism patients to be on par with an epidemic. They are calling for new incentives to be implemented, such as increased funding for genetic research and environmental research which could uncover the causes for autism, and additional funding for the development of potential new medications and treatments to help those living with autism.

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