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Holding The Mind In Mind: Mentalization and Relationship Health

Mentalization is a term that has been used in psychology since the late 1960’s. Mentalization is the ability to observe and communicate the mental state of oneself while imagining the mental state of others. The capacity to mentalize allows us to form and maintain healthy bonds to others. Through mentalizing we align our emotional state

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Value of a One-Item OCD Severity Perception Screener

Download PDF Version of Article Abstract  Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a debili- tating mental illness comprised of unwanted obsessions followed by repetitive rituals (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). The gold standard for measuring OCD severity is the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (YBOCS; Goodman et al. Archives of General Psychiatry, 46(11), 1006–1011, 1989). This study sought to

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OCD In Ethnic Minorities

Download PDF Version of Article Abstract This study explored symptomology and treatment seeking behavior of ethnic minority groups with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Results indicated minorities were more likely to endorse the magical/superstitious OCD symptom category compared to non-minorities. While severity and disability levels among all populations for OCD were similar, treatment was alarmingly different. Non-minorities

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Understanding Our Children’s Development

Have you ever read something and it just clicks, you completely understand it and you can see the validity of it? I found this happening often when I was in grad school for counseling and mental health in 2018.  Particularly in my Counseling Interventions class my first semester, we’d be talking about a theory that

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Knowing When Someone Else Needs Help

It happens to everyone—wondering whether a partner, family member, friend or colleague needs help. But how do we know for sure? Who are we to say? And, won’t they just ignore our advice, or even worse, be offended? The simple fact is that most of us do nothing about our suspicion because we are not

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