Transcending Post-Infidelity Stress Disorder

Have you been traumatized by infidelity? The phrase “broken heart” belies the real trauma behind the all-too-common occurrence of infidelity. Psychologist Dennis Ortman likens the psychological aftermath of sexual betrayal to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in its origin and symptoms, including anxiety, irritability, rage, emotional numbing, and flashbacks. Using PTSD treatment as a model, Dr. Ortman […]

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Transformed School Counseling: The Impact of a Graduate Course on Trainees’ Perceived Readiness to Develop Comprehensive, Data-Driven Programs (Report)

Trends indicate that the school counseling profession continues to undergo significant transformation. Training modules developed by the Education Trust and a case study approach were utilized to teach graduate students (n = 39) how to implement the ASCA National Model[R]. Pretests and posttests were administered to evaluate students’ perceptions about the effectiveness of the course. […]

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How to Live with Bipolar Disorder

I have struggled with Bipolar Disorder for most of my life. It can be a struggle for those who have it and for those who have to watch their loved one go through it. I wrote this for the teenager going through it, the parent who has to watch helplessly, and for the spouse who […]

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Comparative Risk Assessment and Environmental Decision Making

Decision making in environmental projects is typically a complex and confusing process characterized by trade-offs between socio-political, environmental, and economic impacts. Comparative Risk Assessment (CRA) is a methodology applied to facilitate decision making when various activities compete for limited resources. CRA has become an increasingly accepted research tool and has helped to characterize environmental profiles […]

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Interventions to Assist Students with Disabilities Through School Transitions.

School personnel are mandated to provide transition planning services to students with disabilities as they prepare for postsecondary activities. A variety of student skill and knowledge areas have been recommended as important during this process. Students with disabilities encounter a variety of additional transitions throughout their schooling, however, and school counselors can play integral roles […]

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Getting Past the Affair

Discovering that a partner has been unfaithful hits you like an earthquake. Long after the first jolt, emotional aftershocks can make it difficult to be there for your family, manage your daily life, and think clearly about your options. Whether you want to end the relationship or piece things back together, Getting Past the Affair […]

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Multi-Level Decision Making

This monograph presents new developments in multi-level decision-making theory, technique and method in both modeling and solution issues. It especially presents how a decision support system can support managers in reaching a solution to a multi-level decision problem in practice. This monograph combines decision theories, methods, algorithms and applications effectively. It discusses in detail the […]

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Children’s Self-Concept: A Multicultural Comparison (Report)

Self-concept is critical in the social and emotional development of children, although little research has examined its relationship to ethnicity. The self-concept of 214 fourth- and fifth-grade students (White, Black/Haitian American, and Hispanic) revealed differences among groups on the Behavior and Total Self-Concept subscales of the Piers-Harris Children’s Self-Concept Scale. Findings revealed that Black students […]

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How Emotions Are Made

“Fascinating . . . A thought-provoking journey into emotion science.” — Wall Street Journal “A singular book, remarkable for the freshness of its ideas and the boldness and clarity with which they are presented.” — Scientific American   “A brilliant and original book on the science of emotion, by the deepest thinker about this topic […]

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