Self-Care and Professional Impairment Among Licensed Psychologists

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  Self-Care and Professional Impairment Among Licensed Psychologists By Andrea Lynn Coverman, M.A., LASAC Introduction: Until recently, much of the literature linking health care professionals (HCPs) with professional impairment and substance use has been limited to nurses, physicians, dentists, pharmacists, social workers, counselors, and a variety of other healthcare-related disciplines, but not psychologists (Brown, Goske, &… Read more »

Do Graduate Programs Prepare Students for Professional Careers? An Exploratory Analysis

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Do Graduate Programs Prepare Students for Professional Careers? An Exploratory Analysis Catherine A. Savvides, B.S., Douglas R. Polster, B.A., Sharnay Brown, M.S., Cristina Redante, M.S., Evan L. Smith, M.S. – Nova Southeastern University This pilot investigation questions whether the current curriculum of graduate psychology programs meets students expectations of the skill set necessary to achieve… Read more »

What Can We do for Caregivers Dealing with the Death of their Child?

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  For the typical individual,  grief following the death of a loved one from natural causes follows a process involving acceptance and yearning for their loved one, with a significant decline in negative emotions by about 6-months after the loss (Maciejewski, Zhang, Block, & Prigerson, 2007). When these negative emotions persist beyond 6-months and interfere… Read more »

NCTSN Psychological First Aid Mobile App

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The NCTSN Psychological First Aid Mobile App was designed to assist responders by reviewing the eight core PFA interventions, matching interventions to specific needs of victims, providing expert tips, allowing responders to self-assess their readiness, and assess and track survivor’s needs. the PFA App is free on iTunes for iPhone users. The PFA App development… Read more »

6-Hour Online Psychological First Aid Course for Clinicians

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The NCTSN 6-hour psychological First Aid course teaches clinicians the core goals and objectives of Psychological First Aid. It also features a learning community in which participants can share their experiences using this knowledge in the field, receive guidance from others, and access additional resources. [box] Contact Damion J. Grasso, Ph.D. (web editor) to suggest… Read more »

Psychological First Aid Following a Disaster or Terrorism

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The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and the National Center for PTSD offer a free-to-download Psychological First Aid Field Operations Guide (Brymer, Jacobs, Layne, Pynoos, Ruzek, Steinberg, Vernberg, Watson, 2006) and specific material pertaining to school-related crises  to facilitate evidence-based responses to disasters and terrorism such as the tragic school shooting at the Newtown… Read more »

New Blog – Students, Showcase your Work

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Student Members – we have added a new blog to the Div12 site to give you an opportunity to showcase your research efforts. The goal is to present the work of talented students focusing on recent qualitative or quantitative research findings and clinical implications. This is an excellent opportunity to become an active part of… Read more »