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Clinical Psychology

Why I Don't Trust Psychologists, Thanks to Idaho State University

Jocelyn Eikenburg | Posted 05.24.2016 | Education
Jocelyn Eikenburg

(Photo by Paula Silva via, licensed under a Creative Commons License) "Maybe you could talk to a counselor about that." That's what a go...

I Don't Know What I Would Have Been Without Auschwitz

Edith Eva Eger | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Edith Eva Eger

On our way to Auschwitz my mother said something I never forgot, she said: 'We don't know where we're going. We don't know what's going to happen. Just remember, no one can take away from you what you put here in your own mind.' My mother had the biggest impact on me.

'I Know Just How You Feel... My Goldfish Died' -- Really?!

Fredda Wasserman | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Fredda Wasserman

"I know how you feel. My goldfish died, and we had to flush it down the toilet." Really? To this day, Owen recalls overhearing another student make t...

Envisioning Global Leadership: The New Ivy League

Suza Scalora | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

By turning inward, we come to understand ourselves better and this personal, inner transformation directly affects our external life situation. That being said, this could make for one massive ripple effect.

Could Hip Hop Hold The Answer To Changing These Kids Lives?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 06.23.2014 | Black Voices

A growing body of research suggests that those who live in violence-stricken communities are subject to post-traumatic stress and PTSD at rates higher...

4 Signs That You Should Go To Therapy

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

I recently had a friend who was feeling stuck reach out to me to ask if she should start seeing a therapist. After our call, I thought that it would be useful to share some of these ideas with others who are considering "the talking cure."

Mental Health on the Go

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.09.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Severe, debilitating anxiety has afflicted Scott Stossel his entire life, a life he describes in his morbidly fascinating new memoir, My Age of Anxiety. His case may be especially tormenting, but he is far from alone in this plight.

What Do You Do When Death Is a Relief?

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Death is a complicated subject and something that we all must come to terms with in our own ways. There is no "right way" to grieve. Instead there are different approaches to making sense of loss.

The Christmas Presents They Will Never Get

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Let us do something different this time. Let us craft a plan that reduces, not increases, the numbers of guns in our schools. Let us open a discussion about better awareness of, and less fear and stigma of, mental illness, so that we don't isolate individuals who have the potential for this kind of violence.

Be In The Present By Learning From (But Not Dwelling On) Your Past

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." This well-worn expression seems, at first, to make sense. I mean how can you grow and develop as a person if you don't learn from your mistakes?

The 4-Letter Word That Will Change Your Life

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

How does something that is so vital at one point in life suddenly become considered irrelevant at another?

What Can A Toddler Teach You About Getting A New Job?

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

I started thinking about this during brunch this past weekend when my friend Heidi talked to me about the trials and tribulations of trying to potty-train her 3-year-old son.

Rescuing the Kid in the Closet: Taking the Emotional Health of Kids Seriously

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education
Rev. Romal J. Tune

Too often, little is said about the emotional story of children in poor communities trying to make sense of life circumstances that even a balanced adult would find difficult to manage.

Are You Trading Now For Then?

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

The anxiety of indecision and indecision of anxiety is far more cumbersome to your spirit than the process of revising, reworking, and rebuilding.

Want To Change Your Life? Don't Get Involved, Get Committed

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 06.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Feelings and thoughts are not changed quickly, and anyone that tells you differently is a huckster. Lasting and meaningful personal change is not like having your oil changed at JiffyLube, as much as we might want it to be.

9 Ways Twentysomethings Screw Up Their Lives

Meg Jay | Posted 06.19.2012 | Books
Meg Jay

Your 20s are a time when the things you do -- and the things you don't do -- will have an enormous effect across years and even generations to come. Here are 9 things that so many twentysomethings do that mess up their lives.

Nearly Quarter Of Global Workforce Is Depressed, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

It's tough to find a job these days. And even getting one far from ensures happiness. Almost a quarter of the global workforce is depressed, accord...

Dr. Judy on the Trauma of Disasters - like Haitian Earthquake

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

New York clinical psychologist and well-known TV and radio personality Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. just returned from Haiti where she trained "comforters" -...