As we approach the winter holidays, we are all well  aware that the world around us can feel chaotic, scary, worrisome, and stressful.  These emotions and feeling states often conflict with the majority culture’s implicit and explicit emphasis on holiday cheer, happine...

In my clinical work I find that there are a few phrases that I tend to use over and over. One of my favorite things to say to parents and other caregivers goes something like: “I’m going to work with your child for one hour a week and I think we can do a lot of good in...

Approaching each day with general attitude of equanimity is something that I have found allows me to be a successful administrator and therapist.  I have been working in the behavioral health field for over ten years and the ability to approach tense times, overwhelmed...

When we look from a distance at someone who has suffered the death of a loved one, we usually think of that death as an event, a specific incident that happened at such-and-such date and time and place.

But that’s not how it works. Yes, there was a specific date when a...

In late September of 2009, I came to a critical decision point in my life. At that time in my life, I was a very unhappy father and husband, and I did not see a future. The decision that I was faced with was whether and how to tell my wife of 18 years that I wanted a d...

Veterans Day is a time to recognize and celebrate the sacrifices made by all of the people who have served and are serving in all branches of the Armed Services. This recognition and celebration of Veterans happens around the country in big and small ways, by communiti...

I arrived at the Orlando VA Medical Center in October 2012.  I quickly became immersed in the Evidence Based therapies favored in the VA and a year later became the first psychologist at the Daytona Beach Multi-Specialty Clinic to become certified in Cognitive Processi...

Here’s what we know…
Although there seems to be improvements related to the prevalence of bullying in the most recent years (Waasdorp et al 2018), peer mistreatment is still a very serious concern for far too many students.

So what can we do? We know that bullying preve...

"I wouldn't steal that ashtray over there because I know it's wrong," said my mother, a heavy smoker, on Thanksgiving right after I came out as being gay to my family.  I had been privately dating my first girlfriend for seven years; we were breaking up, and she was mo...

Over the past year, I’ve talked to everyone involved in the collection, processing, and use in court of an adult sexual assault kit in my home state of South Dakota. These are all the people, seen and unseen by the survivor, involved with all aspects of a sexual assaul...

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