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Most Popular Articles:
Effects of Divorce on Children
Psychoogical Aspects of Coping With Cancer
Jealousy in Relationships
Identifying Childhood Depression
Understanding Adult ADHD
Psychological Aspects of Coping with Cancer.
Insomnia: Guide to the Basics We have worked hard on a series of articles on classification and approaches to treating and overcoming sleep problems.
Our Series on Anxiety Disorders:
Anxiety Disorders: A guide to the Basics Anxiety disorders are amongst the most common mental health disorders treated by psychologists and psychiatrists. Left untreated complications can occur.
What’s New in the Classification of Anxiety Disorders? DSM-V has brought changes to the diagnosis of childhood, adolescent and adult anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and others. This is a brief synopsis.
Childhood and Adolescent Generalized Anxiety Disorder. What to Do When Anxiety and Worry Become a Serious Matter for Your Child or Adolescent.
Treatment Approaches to Addressing School Anxiety, Refusal and Avoidance. What to do When Your Child is Afraid or Does Not Want to Go to School. A timely article for dealing with children and teens facing anxiety about their return to school this Fall.
Social Anxiety Disorder: Definitions and Manifestations Social anxiety disorder often emerges in teen or early adult years and can undermine self esteem and evolve into other disorders.
Overcoming Social Anxiety Disorder Reviews treatment approaches and resources for getting help for social anxiety disorder.
Common Childhood Fears Childhood fears are common at certain ages, and some fears more common than others. Nightmares are also common, but become of greater concern with older children. One of our popular articles.
Interventions for Anxious Youth in Schools (PowerPoint) by our new Associate, Colleen Cummings, Ph.D. This is an excellent overview of how anxiety disorders in children and adolescents in school are often overlooked compared to disruptive disorders, features associated with anxiety disorders in youth, co-existing conditions, and empirically validated treatment approaches.
The mission of Clinical Psychology Magazine (CPeM) is to be a valuable source of information about psychological issues involving children, adolescents. We aim to provide practical articles, news of interest and resources for the community. Click on an article to read the full text. Check out our articles and archives page for more articles, many of which appeared in Gainesville Family Magazine and North Florida Family Magazine.
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April-May 2014 Featured Articles:
This period's issue involves a broad range of articles with a cluster of articles involving issues facing our firefighters, law enforcement, and first responders. We have a second cluster of articles submitted by authors around the country. This represents one of our most diverse issues to date. Dr. Cummings continues her series on anxiety disorders, contributing an article on childhood obsessive-compulsive disorders. Dr. Bordini has updated an article on medications for ADHD and one of his fellow UF Clinical and Health Psychology alumni, Dr. Max, has contributed an article involving applications for test accommodations.
Can’t Stop! Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Identification and Treatment Options for OCD. Dr. Cummings, an expert in child and adolescent anxiety disorders, discusses definitions, prevalence, assessment and treatment options for childhood and adolescent obsessive-compulsive Disorder.
Disability Accommodations 101:The Basics of an Accommodation Request Joanne Y. Max, Ph.D., P.C., Educational and College Planning and Consulting, contributes this article describing what testing and documentation is needed for accommodations for SAT, GRE, MCAT and other important examinations. She is a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist in the Atlanta, Georgia area. See: www.yourcollegedirection.com
Proper Foresightfor a Healthy Nanny Relationshipcomes to us from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The article is authored by an attorney specializing in Nanny Contracts, Nathanial Hammons, Esq. , http://www.mynannycontract.com. It offers suggestions for what to observe and ask a prospective Nanny.
Storytelling Opens Doors of Communication comes to us from Paul M. Kramer, of Aloha Publishing , a book author from Hawaii. He describes how stories can bridge communication with children and adolescents about difficult topics and has a special offer for our readers. We have been honored to have previewed and to have been consulted in his recent and upcoming titles involving some difficult challenges children face. Wonderfully illustrated and cleverly written.
Difficult Losses, Difficult Discussions, and a Difficult Foe:Challenges in the Loss of Good Officers Through Suicide This article by our Executive Director, Ernest J. Bordini, Ph.D., went through several revisions. Special thanks to some of the members of the law enforcement community who offered comments and editing by Hannah Riley. The article offers the perspective of a psychologist who works with officers and first responders and provides resources, reference and links to training materials for departments, and survivors.
Firefighter / First Responder Series:
The following articles/handouts by Ernest J. Bordini, Ph.D. were inspired or part of a collaborative panel discussion with the Florida Recovery Center presented to Gainesville Fire and Rescue:
Firefighter and First Responder Alcohol and Drug Issues This article discusses prevalence and issues involving alcohol and substance use in first responders.
Signs of alcohol or drug intoxication, impairment and after-effects This article discusses observable signs, indicators, and after-effects of alcohol or drug abuse which may be apparent in first-responder as well as other occupational settings.
Resources, education, websites, and crisis lines for firefighters, law enforcement officers, and other first responders This article offers link and references to educational articles, statistics, resources, training, help-lines, and other resources for firefighters, law enforcement and first responders who may require assistance for mental health or addiction issues.
Treatment principals and stages in treatment of alcohol and substance use disorders. The 4th part of the first-responder alcohol/substance abuse series gives and overview of the range of treatment modalities and approaches for individuals at various stages of developing problems or addictions.
This poignant poem by former Florida Psychological Association Executive Director, Bob Hall, was recently posted on his blog, The Old Jarhead: I Loved Heroin More Than You.
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Medication: .pdf version
A Growing List of Choices*
by Ernest J. Bordini, Ph.D. CPANCF.COM
Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida
and Abimbola Farinde, PharmD., MS (Walden University, Minneapolis, MN)
Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida was a recent co-sponsor of the NAMI Stop the Stigma fair and Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville, FL Dr Colleen Cummings and Dr. Regilda Romero greeted visitors.
We are congratulating Regilda A. Romero, Ph.D. on her recent licensure as a Florida Licensed Psychologist. She had been previously licensed in Minnesota and completed further residency training in neuropsychology with our office.
We are proud to announce renewal of our contract providing EAP services to City of Gainesville employees.
We are proud to announce an alliance with Comprehensive MedPsych Systems with offices in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, IMG Academy, Venice, North Port, Port Charlotte, Tampa and Ocala. We will facilitate Medicare and in-network BCBS referrals to MedPsych systems located in our Ocala office. Dr. MedPsych systems remain solely responsible for any services they render.
We continue to add some books/readings in Amazon links at the end of some pages, and continue to work to reorganize the articles/archives page to make it easier to find the numerous articles on varying psychological topics. On the left side of this page we have added links to some of our most popular of articles. Dr. Jamison's article on Effects of Divorce on Children remains one of the most popular artilces across man years. She was formerly an associate and now doing well in private practice in the Columbia, SC area.
We have finally converted the NeuropsychologyCentral.com website onto the same system we have this website making it easier to cross-reference articles and edit material.
Ideas about future things you would like to see are welcome as are of course financial contributions (not tax-deductible) to the site. Visit the neuropsychologycentral.com website forums for the donation link.
Disclaimers: The opinions expressed in the magazine or in articles published or republished are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the the owners or associates of Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida (CPANCF) nor do they constitute an edorsement of product or services which may be described in the articles or by advertisers.
Past Featured Articles
An Introduction to Common Psychotherapy Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Short-term Psychodynamic Therapy - In this article contrasting psychotherapy approaches some basic processes of change, similarities and differences are discussed.
Autism Spectrum Disorders: DSM-V Diagnosis - Changes to how autism, Asperger's, Pervasive Developmental Disorder and other Autism related disorders will be classified in DSM-V are discussed. There is also a link in the article to national and Florida resources for Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Co-Existing Conditions. Unless common conditions which may co-exist with ADHD are identified and addressed coexesting problems can undermine your child's success.
Clinical Psychology e-Magazine Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida Archives:
Jan-Mar 2014 Focus on Anxiety Disorders