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Helping Kids Help Kids Understand and Prevent Cyberbullying

By Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D. and Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D Cyberbullying remains a priority issue on the minds of middle school administrators and educators. Many are doing a great deal: revising formal policy, implementing curriculum enhancements, holding assemblies, managing staff development…

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Featured Article: Springtime Worries

I know it doesn’t truly feel like springtime yet in our northern climes (I’m in New Hampshire), but I want to offer fair warning about something that happens as the flowers bloom. As a therapist that specializes in anxious children,…

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Featured Article: Laziness… or Poor Executive Skills?

As a psychologist who specializes in children with learning and attention disorders, I see a lot of kids who are struggling in school. Very often, their parents are struggling too, with what is causing the problem.

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Featured Article: “We Are Going to Outlast You!” Words that Changed My Approach with Angry Youth

One of the most challenging positions in my career as a clinical psychologist and educator occurred in the early 1970s when I served as the principal of a school in a locked door unit of a child and adolescent program…

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Featured Article: When Traumatized Clients Cope by Avoiding Attachment

What do we do when our traumatized clients go to lengths to deny and minimize the effects of their cruel past? How do we reach those individuals who have learned to pretend that everything is okay, when nothing could be farther from the truth?

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Featured Article: Trauma and Resilience

In the aftermath of traumatic and victimizing experiences, some 70%+ of individuals will be impacted by such events, but they will go on to demonstrate resilience and in some instances manifest post-traumatic growth. In contrast, some 20% + will experience ongoing persistent adjustment difficulties, and in many instances psychiatric disorders such as PTSD, depression, substance abuse disorders and the like. What distinguishes these two groups and what are the implications for prevention and treatment?

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Featured Article: In Justification of Awkwardness by Reid Wilson, Ph.D.

I coach my anxiety disorder clients to be clumsy, awkward, embarrassed, and self-conscious. Why? When you work privately with a trainer or fitness coach, they’re not going to put you on the elliptical on a steady incline at a constant…

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