November 18, 2017
“Trees cannot deny the effects of a forest fire. Rocks do not try to hide the smoothness that results from the relentless pounding of waves upon them. Icebergs do not feign being untouched by the rising temperatures of our planet.” Chani Nicholas I read this line just days after crashing my knee into a rock that […]Read More
November 15, 2017
Testifying in Court: An Introduction for Mental Health Professionals
Authors: Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., Diana Lynn Barnes, Psy.D, Hal Pickett Psy. D., LP, ABPP, & Janina Cich, MA Introduction Mental health professionals with limited forensic and legal education and training are sometimes asked or subpoenaed to testify in court for a variety of reasons. If requested to testify, determining one’s role in this capacity is […]Read More
November 12, 2017
Can You Find a Way to Not Put Them Out of Your Heart?
Over the summer, through the constant barrage of the 24-hour news media I found myself feeling run down. During the events in Charlottesville, and the aftermath that followed, I found myself asking, “How can I hold empathy and recognize ignorance, pain, and fear as root causes for oppression and its perpetrators?” More importantly, how can […]Read More