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    Talent Is Equally Distributed, But Opportunity Is Not

    America’s recent legacy of trickle down economics has many implications, namely a wide division between the haves and the have-nots. When we talk about this phenomenon, we tend to discuss the reality as if it were merely the economy, but what leads to such an uneven playing field. As education adapts to the modern world, […]

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    The Rising Danger of Fentanyl Abuse

    In recent years, the United States and Canada has seen an increase in fentanyl related overdoses. Fentanyl is a pharmaceutical drug classified as an opiate. It is a whitish powder that can be found in the form of tablets, in capsules, and cut with other drugs. The drug’s infamous potency and accessibility has attracted many […]

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    New Baby and What About Me

    So you’ve just come home from the hospital with your little bundle of joy and on your way to the nursery you catch a glimpse of yourself in the full length mirror in the hallway. In the midst of all the excitement of having a newborn to care for, perhaps you find yourself wondering, “Will […]

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    What Is a Genogram and Why Do I Need to Learn How to Create One?

    A genogram is a picture of a person’s family relationships and history. It goes beyond a traditional family tree allowing the creators to visualize patterns and psychological factors that affect relationships. A genogram is a picture of a person’s family relationships and history. It goes beyond a traditional family tree allowing the creators to visualize […]

  • U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Sean Stevenson takes a knee while on a security patrol in Sangin, Afghanistan, June 6, 2011. Stevenson is a corpsman with Combined Anti-Armor Team 2, Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 8. The U.S. Marines conduct frequent patrols through the area to show a presence and interact with the community to find ways to help the populace. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nathan McCord/Released)

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    5 Ways a PTSD Service Dog Can Help

    Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that results from a traumatic experience. Common symptoms are nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive memories, depression, and anxiety following a traumatic event. Living with PTSD can be very difficult. Public outings may result in flashbacks while depression can become overwhelming if the person stays at home. The risk of […]

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    Social Innovation for America’s Renewal: Ideas, Evidence, Action

    National experts, advocates, and leading academics will gather at Washington University in St. Louis as part of a timely policy conference designed to hammer out constructive solutions to pressing social issues facing the country and the next administration. The conference, “Social Innovation for America’s Renewal,” will outline proposals for the presidential and other campaigns this […]

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    Leaving Abusive Relationships Is Especially Hard for People in Minority Communities

    Partners in abusive relationships — with psychopaths, narcissists, and other disordered individuals — often suffer in silence. This is especially true in marginalized communities. Partners’ silence reinforces their isolation and reduces their capacity to end abuse and exploitation in these relationships. What stops a partner from seeking help? Among the barriers to reaching out for […]

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    Exploring the Components of the Conscious Service Approach

    The Conscious Service Approach is a process designed to help integrate all aspects of professional engagement to deepen experiences of authenticity, fulfillment, enthusiasm, and peace! It is not a step by step process – there is no right or wrong way to engage. The four components of the Conscious Service Approach is self-connection, enlightened communication, transformative […]

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    How Do We Measure Therapeutic Outcomes?

    The phrase evidence-based practice is now common parlance in mental health care. The call for using evidence-based practice can be heard across psychology, social work, psychiatry, occupational health, and a range of other professions. Often, such “evidence” consists of data from randomised controlled trials (RCTs), non-randomised trials, case studies, qualitative focus groups and interviews, and […]