Posted 2 April 2016 in StressPoints by Francine Shapiro, PhD
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an eight-phase psychotherapeutic approach that emphasizes the physiological information processing system in the origin and treatment of mental health issues.
Posted 2 April 2016 in StressPoints by Diva Kannan, PhD & Catherine Fuchs, MD
The Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH; 2014), in its survey of over 120 counseling centers across the nation, reported that about half of the students who utilize psychotherapy during their college years are new to mental health services. This report reflects the recent clinical trend of increasing demand for mental health services on college campuses for those students who arrive with documented and treated psychiatric conditions and for students who cope with traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, and other emerging mental health concerns while in college.
Posted 2 April 2016 in StressPoints by Maggie Schauer, PhD
The world is witnessing an unprecedented number of uprooted people. Current estimates exceed all previous records, with more than 60 million on the run. Nearly one out of every 100 persons world-wide is being forced to flee their homes (UNHCR, Dec 18, 2015).
Posted 2 April 2016 in StressPoints by Jessica E. Lambert, PhD
There has been considerable controversy over the involvement of psychologists in the interrogation of detainees in national security settings since the start of the global War on Terror. In particular, the issues surrounding the collaboration of the American Psychological Association (APA) with U.S. Department of Defense officials received international attention before and following an independent review that supported claims made earlier by journalists. This article is a brief overview of the situation and includes references for further reading and staying up to date on developments.
Posted 2 April 2016 in StressPoints by Sonya Norman, PhD & Belle Zachary, PsyD
There are approximately 22 million Veterans in the U.S. and more than 3.7 million have trauma-related mental health problems such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Recent studies suggest that as many as 30-56 percent of Veterans prefer to receive care outside of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) facilities, with particularly high rates among women Veterans.
Posted 2 April 2016 in StressPoints by Harold Kudler, MD
Joseph Conrad’s 1899 novella,The Heart of Darkness, is among the most popular works of literature in the English language yet it remains among the most difficult to grapple with.