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Posted: August 29, 2023

WCPA Fall Newsletter

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In the WCPA fall newsletter, topics include online versus in-person therapy, the importance of fathers, mental health stigma, reflections from an educator, presentation topics available, and the three most common types of dementia. Online and In-Person Therapy, by Julia Osborne, MSW, ...

Posted: July 14, 2023

Addressing Mental Health Stigma in Medical Settings

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 Part 1: The Patient “I dread going to the hospital…I have to explain myself every time and prove to them I’m not ‘crazy.’ I’m there feeling terrible, but need to be on my ‘best ...

Amy Neu, MSW, LCSW

Posted: June 12, 2023

Caregiver Sibling Resentment

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Is caring for your elderly parents causing tensions between you and your siblings? Have your sibling relationships deteriorated due to disagreements about care for your parents? Arguments often flare up over issues like sharing responsibility ...

Lori Goldberg, MSW, LCSW

Posted: June 11, 2023

Who are Your Attachment Figures?

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There is probably nothing more beautiful and intense as watching a nurturing mother look into the eyes of her infant child. There is probably nothing more critical to a child’s development than having this ongoing ...

Mary Fitzgibbons, Ph.D.

Posted: May 10, 2023

WCPA Spring Newsletter

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In the WCPA spring newsletter, topics include social media's impact on youth, the importance of attachment figures, Covid and loss, cultural competence, caregiver sibling resentment, and mental health stigma.           ...

Posted: May 9, 2023

The Importance of Mental Health Professionals being Culturally Competent 

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Conscious and Subconscious Biases(Hidden Biases of Good People) Riddle: A man and his son are driving in a car one day, when they get into a fatal accident. The man is killed instantly. The ...

Dr. Charlotte V. Ijei, L.P.C., Ed.D.

Posted: February 28, 2023

I Only Do What I Want to Do: Taking Care of Myself and Others

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“I only do what I want to do.” That sounds incredibly selfish, doesn’t it? Most of us would feel guilty saying that to ourselves, let alone to another person. Many of us were taught to be ...

Mary Fitzgibbons, Ph.D.

Posted: February 21, 2023

Dating Apps and Today’s Relationship Anxiety

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Marriage through matchmaking was the original form of courtship, recorded as far back as the Bible, but the concept of finding a loving partner and getting to know them through dating before marriage ...

Julia Osborne, MSW, LMSW

Posted: January 31, 2023

Do I have Adult ADHD?

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I recently listened to a podcast in which a doctor referred to Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, as a gift that needs to be unwrapped. As we come out of the holiday season, ...

Angela Cook, MSW, LCSW

Posted: January 24, 2023

Getting Along with Difficult People

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Life would be so much easier if everyone just got along, but at some point, each of us encounters individuals who behave in a manner that evokes anger, fear, humiliation, or a sense ...

Georgean Rustemeyer, MSW, LCSW