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July 1st, 2023

Sages & Seekers: Bridging the generation divide

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

Did you ever have a piece of art work displayed? Were you ever on TV? Were you ever arrested? Did you ever run away from home? Were you ever in a room with a famous person?...

June 4th, 2023

The joy of reading

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested…” – Francis Bacon

Tasted, swallowed, and digested – I’ve done...

June 4th, 2023

Pay it forward

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

Why is it that no one ever calls me back? This is a statement that I hear nearly every day from people searching for mental health services. I’m in agreement. It is...

May 3rd, 2023

Health Information Exchange: What does it mean for psychologists?

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

Are you aware that mental health treatment might be included as part of your state’s health information exchange (HIE)? All New England states have an HIE as part of the...

May 2nd, 2023

Finding the light

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

In March, I wrote about the challenge of walking in the dark, finding our way in life through a series of decisions guided in each case by unreliable and insufficient...

April 2nd, 2023

Frank & ChatGPT: My digital therapists then & now

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

Thirty years ago in my first year of writing this column, I described my encounter with Frank, a self-styled computerized therapist who lived on a floppy disk that I bought in...

March 5th, 2023

The burden of positive thinking

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

February was “Red Dress Month,” a campaign from the American Heart Association to promote awareness of heart disease in women. Much like the “pink ribbon” campaign for...

March 3rd, 2023

How to walk in the dark

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

“You don’t need to know a whole book in order to write the first page. You need only the desire to create something that will say what you feel needs to be said,...

February 4th, 2023

Becoming an influencer

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

What’s the world coming to when our children dream of becoming YouTube influencers when they grow up? Not so long ago, I came across a study conducted by the Lego corporation...

January 9th, 2023

A focus on residential schools and post-pandemic challenges

By John Grohol, Psy.D.

In our annual residential schools special issue and directory, I’m pleased to see these important treatment resources are recovering from the challenging times of the...

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