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Kate Russo Wants to Experience the Solar Eclipse With You

A former psychologist shares the wonders of chasing eclipses.

The Demise of the “Big Picture Thinker” in Psychology?

Should psychologists slow down and be more broadly thoughtful to improve psychological science?

Leaving an Entire Caseload of Patients

When therapists think about termination, they generally focus on minimizing the negative impact for patients. But what happens when you have to say goodbye to many of them at once?

Psychoanalysis? Is That Still Around?

Celebrating Sigmund Freud's birthday by honoring the profession he created.

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Beyond Charlottesville

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on August 14, 2017 in Head of the Class
The events in Charlottesville, Virginia, were disturbing. Enclosed are some anti-Hate resources for teachers and interested others to use in their classrooms in the coming weeks.

Making the Most out of Your Summer Internship

Here are ten steps to a successful internship, but they can also be the keys to career success.
Ellen Kirschman

I'm a Police Psychologist: What was I Doing at San Quentin?

By Ellen Kirschman Ph.D. on August 05, 2017 in Cop Doc
I work with cops. Spending a day with prisoners was a new experience.

Rely Just on Word of Mouth?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 03, 2017 in How To Do Life
The case for self-employed people doing little or no marketing.

The Role of Psychologists in Integrated Primary Care

By Amber A. Hewitt Ph.D. on July 31, 2017 in You, Empowered
Hear from a pediatric health psychologist on what it's like working in a primary care setting

The 2017 APA Summit on High School Education

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on July 11, 2017 in Head of the Class
Question: When should students learn about the science of psychology? Answer: High School!

Human or Psychologist?

I have been exploring ways to help students think more critically about what they see and hear in the media, and to recognize flaws in their thinking about their own writing.

Understanding and Conducting Peer Review

A description for consumers of psychological science and a few tips for new reviewers.

My Crooked Path to Becoming a Police Psychologist

By Ellen Kirschman Ph.D. on June 19, 2017 in Cop Doc
Looking for a career in psychology? Start with the real world.

Where Do Gerontologists Fit on Interdisciplinary Teams?

By Christina M. Pierpaoli on June 18, 2017 in Eng(aging)
Gains in longevity have introduced clinical complexities that require diverse skills and perspectives. Where do gerontologists sit at the table?

Choosing a College Major

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on June 12, 2017 in Head of the Class
Many recent high school graduates are thinking about what they want to study in college. What should they be thinking about when deciding on a college major?

Answering the Call to Service

By Career Crusaders on June 02, 2017 in Degrees of Success
The Career Crusaders talks to Teresa Chapa of California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University

The Time Is Now to Talk Workforce Development

By Gemima St. Louis Ph.D. on May 30, 2017 in Mind Matters
Harvard University study found only 17 percent of attempts to get an appointment with a mental health counselor were successful.

Don't Ask!

I’ve written about how professors might respond, or NOT respond, to student questions. Today I want discuss one kind of question professors shouldn’t ASK: GWOMM questions.

Is Kinkphobia a Crisis in the Mental Health Field?

Qualitative studies show that kinkphobia is a pernicious and pervasive problem within the mental health field.

How To Get A Free College Education

By Brad Waters on May 18, 2017 in Design Your Path
A Harvard education: get it while it's free. The proliferation of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

Preparing Graduates to Be Ready for Anything

By Career Crusaders on May 12, 2017 in Degrees of Success
The Career Crusaders talks to the Florida School of Professional Psychology

My Charge to 2017’s Psychology Graduates

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on May 12, 2017 in Head of the Class
Thousands of psychology majors will be graduating this month or next. What skills have they learned along the way that can help them segue into the workplace or graduate school?

Changing Lives Along with the System

By Career Crusaders on May 04, 2017 in Degrees of Success
The Career Crusaders talks to Monique Jimenez of Adler University.

A Next Step for Health Care Careers

By Career Crusaders on May 04, 2017 in Degrees of Success
The Career Crusaders talks to The Chicago School.

Designing Case Discussions: Timing is (Almost) Everything

Case discussions have been a staple of higher education for a long time. Today, I want to explore the time frame in the case example itself.

Is Your Life Coaching Career a Dream or a Goal?

By John Kim, LMFT on April 24, 2017 in The Angry Therapist
I believe anyone can be a life coach. All you need is a passion to help others and a story. You have both. The rest is logistics.

Reporting Statistics in APA Style

It's easier to remember the general principle of how to report stats in APA style. The details will take care of themselves.

Preparing for Medical School: What Should Be Your Major?

By Jonathan Golding, Ph.D. and Anne Lippert, PhD on April 19, 2017 in Careers in Psych
Can you be a Psychology major and be Pre-Med? Definitely!

So You Want to Write/Edit an Art Therapy Book

It's not as difficult to get a publisher as you imagine—really. But is that a good thing for the field of art therapy?

The Psychology of Job Interviews

By The Book Brigade on April 06, 2017 in The Author Speaks
The vaunted—and often stressful—job interview can be a far more useful tool for finding the right employment fit.

College Graduation Reference Confidential

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on April 06, 2017 in Head of the Class
Letters of reference or recommendation are important for future jobs or post-graduate educational opportunities—secure them now, not later.

Vicarious Resilience and Healthy Helping Professionals

Vicarious resilience is the positive effects on helping professionals witnessing the healing, recovery and resilience of persons who have survived severe traumas.

NatCon17 Is Coming and I’m Going on an Airplane!

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on March 27, 2017 in All About Addiction
It's hard to stay inspired in the field of behavioral health without exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking. National conferences like NatCon17 help remedy that.

Helpful Hacks for Conducting Research With Older Adults

By Christina M. Pierpaoli on March 18, 2017 in Eng(aging)
A psychologist-in-training discusses sources of error in geropsychologial research and clever, practical ways of managing them.