Hope is double-edged, false hope can set you on a collision course with despair. Know when your hopes are well-founded and how to turn your deep desires into results.
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Jonathan Doucette Ph.D. on March 11, 2023 in The Couch Potato Plato
Not sure how to talk to your internal parts? Watching this film might help.
Elizabeth L. Jeglic Ph.D. on March 9, 2023 in Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse
A new study identifies red-flag sexual grooming behaviors that differentiated between those who experienced childhood sexual abuse and normal adult-child interactions
Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D. on March 8, 2023 in Why Bad Looks Good
What is the most efficient method of reporting campus sexual assault? It depends on who you ask.
Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on March 8, 2023 in Shadow Boxing
Parental vigilance for online predators should include even contacts with their kids from seemingly trustworthy adults.
Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D. on March 6, 2023 in Why Bad Looks Good
Campus sexual assault is widespread yet also widely unreported. Research reveals some of the reasons for reluctance.
Annalisa Enrile Ph.D. on February 14, 2023 in Ordinary Magic
What better way to express love on Valentine’s Day than to celebrate hope, joy, and resilience?
Kaytee Gillis, LCSW-BACS on February 10, 2023 in Invisible Bruises
Deciding to leave an unsafe relationship requires more than just leaving. Here is how you can make the necessary plans to do so safely.
Lawrence J. Cohen Ph.D. on February 2, 2023 in Playful Parenting
A Personal Perspective: Here's a meaningful way to celebrate Groundhog Day. Step out of your comfort zone to tell a story of your life that's been in the shadows.
Beverly Engel L.M.F.T. on February 1, 2023 in The Compassion Chronicles
Disclosure and forgiving oneself for previous "bad" behavior can help heal the shame that often results from childhood sexual abuse.
Grant Hilary Brenner MD, DFAPA on January 30, 2023 in ExperiMentations
Narrative research reveals that sharing childhood sexual abuse often servies as a pivotal moment in recovery.
Beverly Engel L.M.F.T. on January 27, 2023 in The Compassion Chronicles
Shame is one of the most damaging aspects of child sexual abuse, but you can begin to heal that shame through self-compassion and safely expressing anger.
Kimberly Key Ph.D., ABD on January 25, 2023 in Counseling Keys
Abuse can alter memories and brain functioning in myriad ways.
Mellissa Withers, Ph.D., M.H.S on January 23, 2023 in Modern Day Slavery
About half of trafficking victims in the U.S. who are seen by healthcare professionals while being trafficked are not identified.
Annalisa Enrile Ph.D. on January 18, 2023 in Ordinary Magic
Most of those trafficked in the United States and globally are persons of color. This is the racialized reality of human trafficking.
Beverly Engel L.M.F.T. on January 17, 2023 in The Compassion Chronicles
If you were sexually abused as a child, you likely suffer from shame that continuously affects you.
Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D. on January 9, 2023 in Why Bad Looks Good
Does drinking alcohol increase the chance of sexual victimization? It depends on who is observing, and what they believe.
Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D. on January 7, 2023 in Why Bad Looks Good
The experience of sexual assault in the Metaverse can be traumatic and realistic. Treatment should incorporate the reality of virtual worlds.
Cheralyn Leeby Ph.D., LMFT on January 5, 2023 in Consciously Creating Your Soul Life
Do you describe therapy as peeling away the layers of an onion? It's time we adopt a better metaphor to conceptualize self-discovery's intricate and nourishing aspects.
Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D. on January 3, 2023 in Why Bad Looks Good
Can you be sexually assaulted online? Learn about virtual, vicarious trauma.
Pernille Bülow Ph.D. on December 30, 2022 in Your Brain on Body Dysmorphia
Childhood sexual abuse triggers dissociation and out-of-body experiences, with long-term consequences for how they relate to their bodies.
Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on December 29, 2022 in Shadow Boxing
Although your kids are vulnerable to sexual predators, you can arm them and yourself for better protection.
Beverly Engel L.M.F.T. on December 22, 2022 in The Compassion Chronicles
People can be sexually abused in childhood without realizing it.
David W. Wahl Ph.D. on December 21, 2022 in This Sexual Self
It's important to identify the reasons behind a highly critical sexual partner and understand how to address the issue.
Mellissa Withers, Ph.D., M.H.S on December 2, 2022 in Modern Day Slavery
Every day, 39,000 girls become child brides, totaling more than 14 million child brides around the world each year, and climate change is exacerbating the issue.
Elizabeth L. Jeglic Ph.D. on December 2, 2022 in Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse
Understanding the definition of child sexual grooming can help adults stop child sexual abuse before it occurs.
Robert T Muller Ph.D. on November 24, 2022 in Talking About Trauma
How men are an important ally in the prevention of gender-based sexual violence on college campuses.
Tyler J. VanderWeele Ph.D. on November 16, 2022 in Human Flourishing
A new U.N. World Day for prevention and healing could help counter child sexual exploitation, abuse, and violence.
David J. Ley Ph.D. on November 3, 2022 in Women Who Stray
Is this person wanting therapy for sexuality issues, or are they pretending, so they can exploit a therapist who is just trying to help?
Jennifer Fraser Ph.D. on November 2, 2022 in The Bullied Brain
All adults need to take a moment to learn just how damaging it can be for child victims to be sexually exploited by a teacher.
The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues on October 26, 2022 in Sound Science, Sound Policy
Should people with a sexual abuse history be excused from serving as jurors for child sexual abuse trials? Researchers say “no.”