Tag Archive for Mental health

Becoming an Adult in the Face of Racism

The transition from adolescence to adulthood has unique physiological, psychological and sociopolitical consequences for African-American youth. By Elan C. Hope, PhD, Lori S. Hoggard, PhD, and Alvin Thomas, PhD June 2016, Vol 47, No. 6 Source: APA Monitor. http://www.apa.org/monitor/2016/06/ce-corner.aspx This article also available for CEUs through the American Psychological Association. (see original article link above)…

Psychologists on the Orlando Shooting

Psychologists on the Orlando Shooting In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, the Arkansas Psychological Association (ArPA) has put together several related resources offered by the  American Psychological Association (APA). Please feel free to circulate widely. ArPA can be reached for any additional information or resources needed. The following articles are found…

Helping those around us with mental illness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and one of the best ways we can increase understanding and awareness of important mental health issues is by hearing from people who experience mental illness firsthand. Sharing experiences reduces stigma for others AND it helps providers better understand the experiences of those they help. The link below takes…

This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land

Pat DeLeon (former APA President) Column, March 2016 As the Administration and the private sector steadily implement provisions of President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), its population-oriented public health perspective will, over time, significantly impact our nation’s health care practitioners of all disciplines. At our Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) health policy…

Impact of Discrimination Part 4: Groups with Higher Average Stress

The American Psychological Association‘s 2015 Stress in America Survey results are in, this year highlighting the impact of discrimination on various groups. This is the fourth and final part of the series: Impact of Discrimination Part 4: Groups with Higher Average Stress. Click on the links for Part 1: Experiencing Discrimination, Part 2: Stress Levels…

Event: Central Arkansas Emotionally Focused Therapy Primer

Central Arkansas Emotionally Focused Therapy Primer Please join us for a 4 hour, NBCC approved continuing education seminar on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). The session acquaints attendees with the basic approach, theory, and techniques of EFT. Presenter: Ryan L. Rana, PhD. LMFT-S, LPC-S. Certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor (bio follows) Sponsor: Arkansas Families First and…