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Starting a New Job? Top Three Ways to Feel Confident by Dr. Alicia H. Clark

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Anxiety, Building Resilience, Career Issues, Stress, The Wire, Women’s Health |

You did it – you landed that new job. Congratulations! So, can you start Monday? Whoa, Nelly. Along with the satisfaction and excitement of starting a new job comes the other side of the coin: The hesitations, the fears, and that uninvited – yet ever-present and overriding – feeling of anxiety.

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Psychologist Spotlight: Virtually Cured

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Mood Swings, Building Resilience, Career Issues, Culture & Society, Facing Death & Dying, Military, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychologist Spotlight, Stress, The Wire, Traumatic Brain Injury |

Marat Zanov and Dawn McDaniel each earned Ph.D.s in psychology at USC Dornsife. After following different career paths, the two friends now work together to treat post-traumatic stress disorder using virtual reality software developed at USC.

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In the Present Moment: Mindful Meditation

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Anxiety, Bipolar Mood Swings, Building Resilience, Depression, Grief, Spirituality, The Wire, Women’s Health |

What comes to mind when you think about mindfulness? Some people have a basic understanding of what mindfulness looks like, but few understand how this practice can impact overall functioning. Generally speaking, mindfulness is an awareness of one’s environment.

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A Look at Psychological Assessments

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Obsessive Compulsive, Paranoia, Parenting, Phobias, The Wire |

Many people find the phrase “psychological assessment” intimidating or confusing. This is because these types of assessments, which are often called psychological tests or batteries, can take many shapes and forms. But what kinds of information do these tests provide? What types of assessments are there and what are they used for?

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