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Conflict Management

A Primer of Posttraumatic Growth

In the mid-1990’s, psychologists Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun coined the term posttraumatic growth.  After years of working with traumatized people, including bereaved parents, Drs. Tedeschi and Calhoun noticed something interesting.  Even...

Abuse

Take Ownership of your Life by Setting Boundaries

 “Boundaries help us keep the good in and the bad out.” – Cloud & TownsendBoundaries are what you will and will not do. It may involve your reaction to another person’s choices and behaviors; it is never about changing the other person. Boundaries are strictly those of the boundary setter.Boundaries are about your integrity, personal...



Abuse

Healing from Divorce

Divorce is usually the best of two bad options. It only comes, usually, after all other avenues have been pursued.If you are contemplating divorce, or are trying to cope with the aftermath, then you are most likely experiencing some strong emotions:  fear, anxiety, confusion, guilt, grief, and regret. In addition, you may also feel relief...

General

What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

It is normal to feel anxious when traffic goes from 60 mph to a screeching halt in seconds. Or when your child’s school gets lock downed for some local police activity. Or when the credit card bill is larger than expected. These are anxious moments and feeling anxiety is not unusual.However, Maranda’s anxiety didn’t stop...

General

15 Common Causes of Depression

“Depressed” is a combination of ‘de’ which means down and ‘press’ which is to flatten. Thus the meaning is a deep flattening down. It is stronger than sadness which is a short-term condition. Rather, depression lasts for a notable period of time and is present regardless of surroundings, people, lifestyle, and abilities. Contrary to some...



ABA

Four Functions of Behavior – Basic ABA Concept with Examples

In applied behavior analysis, it is believed that all behavior occurs for a reason. Technically speaking, behavior analysts look at this idea with the behavioral principle that behavior is maintained by a function. In the ABA field, there are four functions of behavior. 4 Functions of Behavior Escape: The individual behaves in order to get out of or avoid...

ABA

What is ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis)? ABA Parent Training Handout

What is ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis)? (FIND THIS AS A PARENT HANDOUT HERE)Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree, and to demonstrate that the interventions employed are responsible for the improvement in behavior.ABA...

General

3 Common Brainwashing Myths

Brainwashing can happen to anyone, in any place, and at any time. This is not the extreme type of brainwashing commonly spoken about with prisoners of war. Rather, it happens in everyday circumstances, to very intelligent people, in the safest of places, in amounts so incremental that they are hardly recognizable. Whenever a person puts...

ABA

Restricted, Repetitive Behaviors in ASD Population & Automatic Reinforcement

Autism spectrum disorder is characterized by:Persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction as demonstrated bydeficits in social-emotional reciprocity, deficits in nonverbal communicative behaviors used for social interaction, and deficits in developing, maintaining, and understanding relationshipsRestricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities as demonstrated by at least two of the following:...

General

Narcissists and Their Flying Monkeys

Art imitates life and so it is with “Flying Monkeys”. The term was coined from the movie “The Wizard of Oz” in which the Wicked Witch dispatches monkeys to fly and get Dorothy and her dog. The monkeys obey her command, doing her dirty work for her, taunting and terrorizing Dorothy as she tries in...

ABA

Receptive Identification in ABA & Its Application to the Natural Environment

Listening to a speaker and comprehending what that speaker is saying is an essential skill for all people. Children with autism spectrum disorder often struggle with this skill of communication. This ability is referred to as receptive language skills. Sometimes it is known as listener skills or even auditory comprehension (Fischer, et. al., 2019).Receptive identification...



General

Why Some People are Naturally Attracted to Narcissists

After her second failed marriage, and several dysfunctional relationships in between, Jamie began to see a pattern. She would fall quickly and deeply into the new relationship eagerly believing that this person was “the one”. Her emotional attachment would be so strong that she lost view of herself and often put aside her personal boundaries....

Leadership

Stop Micro-Managing and Start Leading

“The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”  - Theodore RooseveltWhat is Micromanagement?It is the process of overly detailed control of another person’s actions. The focus is on doing it the...