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Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida E-Magazine

  Fall 2020 Issue           Focus on Coping with Stress

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


Ernest J. Bordini, Ph.D., Editor, CPeM
2121 NW 40th Terrace Ste B, Gainesville FL 32605 352-336-2888

Autism Spectrum Disorders: DSM-5 Diagnosis - Changes to how autism, Asperger's, Pervasive Developmental Disorder and other Autism related disorders will be classified in DSM-5 are discussed.  There is also a link in the article to national and Florida resources for Autism Spectrum Disorders. We also recently launched our website.

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.  A summary of definitions often used by the Florida Department of Education and school systems is provided.

Preschool Assessment of Developmental Abilities and Disabilities by Regilda Romero, Ph.D. and Hannah Rainey 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.

Popular Pages:

Pediatric Neuropsychology

Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessment

Brain and Head Injuries

Classification of Head Injury

Forensic Evaluation and Testing

Common Psychological Tests

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

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:'=

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.

Featured Poem:  This poignant poem by former Florida Psychological Association Executive Director, Bob Hall, was posted on his blog, The Old Jarhead:   I Loved Heroin More Than You. 

Most Popular Articles: 

Effects of Divorce on Children

Psychological 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 


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Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida Archives:

 Fall 2014 

  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 adolescents, and adults.  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 are archived from Gainesville Family Magazine and North Florida Family Magazine.         All rights reserved, Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida.

For this issue we are featuring an original article by Victoria Moore, one of our past volunteer office interns. University of Florida students are eligible for credit though the UF Psychology Department.  We are also recycling some of our former stress-related articles.

Fall 2021 Featured Article:

Traumatic Experience and the Mediating Effects of Coping Style on Psychopathology  by Victoria Moore

Related Articles:

Coping with Hurricane Stress

 Coping with Adult ADHD

 Coping with Traumatic Injuries

 PTSD and Anxiety Basics 

Long-term Stress Physiology (

Stress, Health, Physiology, Mood, Behavior and the Fight-Flight Response (

Stress Management 101: Quick Tips (

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


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 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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