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Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida E-Magazine

        July-September 2014 Issue           Focus on Academic Assessment and Achievement

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Clinical Psychology e-Magazine is a free on-line resource for individuals, parents, our employee assistance program clients and for community healthcare professionals. 


Ernest J. Bordini, Ph.D., Editor, CPeM
2121 NW 40th Terrace Ste B, Gainesville FL 32605 352-336-288


Popular Pages:

Pediatric Neuropsychology

Psychologicaland Neuropsychological Assessment

Brain and Head Injuries

Classificationof Head Injury

Forensic Evaluation and Testing

Common Psychological Tests

Coping with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the Workplace



Most Popular Articles: 

Effects of Divorce on Children

Psychoogical Aspects of Coping With Cancer

Jealousy in Relationships

ADHD Medications

Learning Disabilities

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. 


Clinical Psychology e-MagazineClinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida Archives:

  July-Sept 2014:Focus on Academic Assessment

 April-June 2014 Honoring our First   Responders

 Jan-Mar 2014  Focus on Anxiety Disorders

  Spring 2013

Mission Statement    The mission of Clinical Psychology Magazine (CPeM) is to be a valuable source of information about psychological issues involving children and 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.         All rights reserved, Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida.


 GFR Fire engine  All rights reserved Ernest J. Bordini, Ph.D.We had a great response to our last issue which included contributions from attorneys, child book authors, neuropsychologists from around the country as well as contributions from our own staff.  Some of the articles were recently distributed by a colleague at a meeting of the International Association of Police Chiefs, and with some editing will soon appear in a series of articles for South Carolina firefighters. 

We are holding over Dr. Max's article on assessment for accommodations as it fits with this issue's theme which includes two original articles by pediatric neuropsychologist, Regilda A. Romero as well as some additional articles relevant to this topic.  Finally, this month's issue continues our series on occupational issues with an article involving bullying in the workplace.


July-August  2014 Featured Articles:

Preschool Assessment of Developmental Abilities and Disabilities by Regilda Anne Romero, Ph.D. and Hannah Rainey.  Article describes process and importance of early assessment and intervention as well as tests used by child psychologists and pediatric neuropsychologists.  Also has tables and links related to developmental milestones.

Special Education 101:An Introduction Terms and Definition for Helping Your Child  Parents often have difficulty understanding the very complex and often confusing matrix of definitions and policies which impact on qualification and access to services.  Dr. Romero provides a summary of definitions often used by the Florida Department of Education and school systems.



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:



 Making the Grade Promoting Academic Achievement through Parental Involvement  Discusses role of parental involvement in academic success and achievement and some suggested strategies.

  Bullying: It’s not Just Junior HighProblems with Bullying in the Workplace

 Recent and Past Relevant Articles:

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 coexisting problems can undermine your child's success.

Preparing the ADHD Child for the Summer and BeyondA popular article for this time of year.  Also check out The Challenge of Returning the ADHD Child to School and The ABC’s of Learning Disorders.

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Medication: children        .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)








Zeep Needs More Sleep CoverStorytelling 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.


Featured Poem:  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. 


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 proud to announce renewal of our contracts providing EAP services to City of Gainesville and Gainesville Police Department officers and their families.
We are currently recruiting for a child psychologist and possible an adult psychologists to respectively serve as primary child and adolescent and adult therapists for the practice.  For more information see: Psychologist Help Wanted
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. MedPsych systems remain solely responsible for any services they render.  They are recruiting for a psychiatrist to serve in the Ocala office.

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 articles for many years. She was formerly an associate and is now in private practice in the Columbia, SC area. 

We have finally converted the website onto the same system we have this website making it easier to cross-reference articles and edit material.


 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 endorsement of product or services which may be described in the articles or by advertisers. 


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 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.










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