Archive | June, 2016

Aging

30 Jun

The more exercise, the better brain function for older adults. (In brief, Monitor on Psychology, 2015, 46(9), 19) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

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Autism

23 Jun

One in 68 children nationwide have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. This is an increase of around 30% since 2012. (Upfront. Psychotherapy Networker, 2015, 39(5), 11) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Self-compassion

20 Jun

Although there is a growing body of research showing that self-compassion is essential to well-being,there are beliefs that are prevalent in our culture that discourage it. These beliefs shame us because they translate self-compassion as self-pity, weak, complacent, egotistical, and selfish. (Neff, K. The 5 myths of self-compassion. Psychotherapy Networker, 2015, 39(5), 32) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Self-criticism

16 Jun

R. Schwartz: The primary obstacle to treating ourselves more kindly is the fact that most of us are addicted to self-criticism” (Facing our dark sides. Psychotherapy Networker, 2015, 39(5), 19-23) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Parenting

12 Jun

Sometimes the behavior of children can be quite alarming to their parents. It is helpful to remember that a child’s hold on impulse control and morality is in a developmental process. Especially under strong emotional arousal, the hold can slip away. Often in such circumstances problematic behaviors are not deliberate but the result of developmental immaturity. (Cohen, L. Don’t hit your sister. Psychotherapy Networker, 2015, 39(5), 15-17) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Teaching and Learning

9 Jun

A few principles for effective learning are practice, good feedback,& emotional well-being. Pursuing mastery rather a good performance grade is also important.(Clay, R. A. 20 key principles for teaching and learning. Monitor on Psychology, 2015, 46(8), 54-56) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Children

5 Jun

Thousands of American kids, ages 8-18, are caregivers within their families with 72% caring for parents or grandparents and 11% for siblings. (Lu, S. Invisible caregivers. Monitor on Psychology, 2015, 46(8), 32-35) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com