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I am looking to do a Pearson Correlation to determine the order in which my variables should be entered into a Hierarchical Multiple Regression. Some of my variables are continuous and some are categorical. So, I am thinking to perform Pearson Correlations such as this:
- Correlation between level of study (undergraduate, postgraduate), area of study (nutrition, counselling, psychology, medicine, etc), year of study (1st, 2nd) and a test score. A separate correlation test will be performed to find out the associations between each test score (I have a number of different tests) and the independent variables.
I will then use those correlations in the Hierarchical Multiple Regression to determine which of the independent variables can predict the test scores. I will dummy-code each of the categorical variables after the Pearson Correlation but before the Hierarchical Multiple Regression.
My question is, are these steps suitable?
Thank you!
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It does not make sense to compute a Pearson correlation coefficient between a polytomous nominal variable (such as area of study) and a continuous variable (Pearson is OK for binary and continuous variables, but not for polytomous nominal variables).
I would suggest dummy coding and running the regression with all variables right away. The regression should tell you which variables are statistically significant predictors of your outcome variable, taking into account all variables at once.
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Researchgate promotes scientific networking. How odd to get a "max limitation of the people you follow" and " first delete other people before adding new ones". 
Somebody any reactions or feelings regarding this.
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This limit is different from one RG researcher to another. It depends on the number of researchers who follow you.
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Why many highly successful physicists like Ludwig Boltzmann, Paul Drude, Paul Ehrenfest, Arnold Berliner, Percy Williams Bridgman, Augustus Matthiessen took their own lives at the pinnacle of their careers? Was it because they did not learn to manage stress or there is some other bit of a mystery?
Do every research need to learning to manage stress as it can have life-saving consequences?
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I think their thoughts were confusing forwards the life, and they did not have any ability to comfort lives with it.
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I'm a Masters student in counselling psychology. For my research, I'm using the McGill Friendship questionnaire. But I'm unable to find the scoring and interpretation for the same. thank you in advance.
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Hello! I study Psychology and using Mc Gill Friendship Questionnaire. Did you find the scoring and interpretation ? Because I am looking for it too ! Thanks a lot @Sweta .r
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My academic research project is on family relationships with a close alcoholic family (on perception of the harmful alcohol use, grief, social support). Please complete this confidential 15-minute survey if this sounds like you. Thank you so much! https://mtsu.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bykCGwMPY5GEAvP
Do you have a close family member that is an alcoholic?. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/post/Do_you_have_a_close_family_member_that_is_an_alcoholic [accessed May 31, 2017].
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Greetings Ms. Lopez-Romero,
I would be happy to send you chapter of my book and references that explain how the brain responds to exposure to violent entertainment media and violent video games.  The book's research concludes that it is necessary to address these influences in order to prevent violent behavior and to promote academic performance.
Regards,
Marianna King
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I will have a 2X3 (pretest-posttest-follow up X experimental-control groups) split plot experimental design study, which is an RCT trying to test the effect of a group intervention on various variables. I want to see whether potential mediator variables say, a and b have mediated the effect of the intervention on the variable c. I will measure the potential mediators with the outcome for the three assessments. Does this design make sense and what kind of statistical procedures would you recommend? Advice on any introductory document, software as well as your answers would be very much appreciated.
Edit: I have previous experience on PROCESS macro for testing mediation on cross-sectional data, and am curious whether I can use it for this kind of experimental data.
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By type of experimental design
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I'm attempting to write a lit-review on issues/benefits (assumptions, biases, resistance, counter transference, etc.) found specifically in a therapeutic alliance between a therapist and therapist-client. But I haven't found any literature or research regarding this question. Admittedly, this topic may be to broad to write a lit-review, thus any help would be greatly appreciated!
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A lot of good literature above, but going back to the basics. Some therapists misdiagnose themselves due to UTE, they need another therapist. As a therapist, I try to get 2-3 therapy every month to avoid burnout because my clients trauma may be vicarious, depressive states due empathy. We have the guidelines, but we are just as human as our clients e.g. An subconscious thought process we may be unaware of may set in, and in many couples therapy, where one partner is a therapist will come with the notion they know what the problem i.e. the other partner, it does good as a therapist to get therapy once in a while. It may be at times difficult to have a therapist as a client, just avoid intellectualizing during therapy.
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I am conducting qualitative research for my doctorate in counselling psychology, exploring humanitarian workers’ experiences of morally conflicting events, through the lens of Litz et al.’s (2009) model of moral injury. I’m using theoretical TA underpinned by critical realist ontology and constructivist epistemology that foregrounds researcher subjectivity in the co-creation of knowledge. I received feedback that the philosophical stance of the project does not fit comfortably with theoretical thematic analysis. I’m trying to establish whether a) it’s because my argument was weak and not presented clearly or, b) whether CR ontology, constructivist epistemology and theoretical TA are fundamentally incompatible. Any thoughts on this?
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I would not say the Braun Clark rename Thematic Analysis as Reflexive Analysis. Instead, they now define three different versions of Thematic Analysis, of which their preferred one is what the call "Reflexive Thematic Analysis." (There terms for the other two versions are "coding reliability TA" and "codebook" approaches.)
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I am preparing to conduct an outcome study of Lifespan Integration Therapy with traumatized children using Elliott's HSCED. Most of the measures Elliott uses are geared towards adults. So my question is whether anyone has used HSCED with children before and if so, how they have changed the measures.
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We want to take advantage of you please
What is this model ..?
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Could you please share with me the manual or the set of specific criteria/standards that are needed for a training institution to be awarded with the ACE Denmark accreditation of counseling training programs in Denmark? As I understand, the ACE Denmark provides both the institutional accreditation and the program accreditation to any higher education institutions regardless of its professional specialization. Because of that, are there any specific requirements/criteria for counseling/psychology education programs to earn this accreditation? Were those criteria developed based on the Danish Psychological Association standards, based on the Danish Supervisory Board of Psychological Practice regulations, or based on the ACE Denmark requirements?
The English language literature is very limited on this subject.
Thank you very much for your help! I would appreciate any information or references.
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Dear Natalia, not specifically concerning counselor education. We only assessed different European accreditation systems in general. Best wishes from Frankfurt
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For students
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Like in alcoholism or drug addiction the quantity and frequency of the substance consumed is less important compared to the impact the use causes in someone's functioning in various areas including family, work/school, relationships, legal issues, financial issues, etc. The Diagnostic and Statistics Manual (DSM-V) defines addiction as an issue if it negatively starts impacting a person's functioning in the areas mentioned above. It is a continuum with social use on one end and dependency at the other end. If one does not want to use an instrument related solely to Internet addiction one could always look at the instruments available in substance use disorder literature and modify them to suit your situation. Some common instruments used in substance abuse/dependence are MAST/DAST, SASSI, ASSIST, AUDIT, ASI, etc.)
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I am seeking advice and resources that can help me educate business professionals in learning how to think using a theoretical lens.
For the summer, I am a extern at a corporation. In our meetings, people make contradicting suggestions and recommendations, but are somehow both accepted. My grad school training in counseling psychology, which is heavy on theory and philosophy, had me scratching my head and wonder why conflicting ideas were both accepted.
I briefly spoke with my supervisor about my observation. I walked her through my thinking and we 'walked out' the two ideas where she clearly saw the disconnect. She passed the results of our discussion along and now I have been asked to give a presentation on this process -- thinking in theoretical terms, understanding one's theoretical lens, and so forth.
Your help would be greatly appreciated.
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Dear Justin Zamora,
Your question is "I have been asked to give a presentation on this process -- thinking in theoretical terms, understanding one's theoretical lens, and so forth".
My take (Link to open & proceed):
Being practicing psychiatrist & psychotherapist I often deal with such situations, difference in your & that of mine is, your are an observer at present & I'm an established expert. So I think degree of resistance to accept theoretical concepts from you or from me differs, like resistance for me is mostly 'subtle' & for you it could be 'overt/obvious'. But resistance to accept or resistance to change one's own thoughts is found everywhere. Is it not okay?
I declare my stand first saying that their views or point of views if differ from theoretical terms then I myself respect and may at times accept their views, but world or renowned experts may not. Why? Because their 'suggestions or recommendations cannot rule out of possibility of being personal or subjective suggestions'. And personal views cannot be applied universally. Is it not?
So what do one does? Do you want your recommendations to be accepted universally & unanimously?
If you really do, then you got to "change" something.
But you may not be willing to 'change', because no one wants to change. Am i correct? What do think sir? (pointing out some one, gentle looking person).
Now, may be, some of you may rethink tomorrow, and if someone does then, here is an idea or suggestion, not really my own, but stalwarts/my Guru/Holy teacher (whatever you may choose to say) have often said so. Can I share it with you all?
Pause.
Do you want me go ahead & explain? How many among you really think so, let's see for fun. Would you mind? (Small pause to watch reactions & face reading of audiences).
If you observe them listening or half listening, then start a discussion by throwing question to all or any specific person whom you find listening with interest. Question you may pose with like, "I want to understand what is real meaning of learning, de-learning & re-learning?". Make this discussion live and interactive with the help of soft skills of communication and leadership you have acquired till now.
I am sure you must have. What do you think? -------
Dear justin, this is a link I thought of putting in front of you. I am sure you will complete it further.
Principle: Without strong base of theory no practical or physical endeavor can succeed. Many people say, 'practical experience & theoretical explanation differ a lot', is a MYTH. BEWARE of it.
sorry for dribbling this message a bit long. Hope my take make some sound sense to you and simplify your process of presentation.
Offer me you critical feedback if you have one. It will really help me.
Thanks, good luck.
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Dear colleagues,
My Masters programme in Counselling Psychology advents next week, and I am looking to explore the potential of gamification of counselling through critical evaluation of existing models and assumptions with regard to the same. Lacking access to subjects or possible experimental and empirical data, I wish to keep the paper largely essay-oriented.
Is this feasible/a professionally sound idea?
Any help will be appreciated! Thank you.
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Of course it's feasible
An Example of just a design of an idea
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In therapy of personality disorder , How far down in the super ego can we go to re initiate change in client therapy .What is the new divide in experiential therapy.
Please enlighten us ..
Please enlighten us .
Cheers
Gary Darbyshire MMgmt MstratMktng
Masters Student in Psychotherapy.
University of Southern Queensland ( USQ )
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What a fabulous question Gary. Sorry I don't know the answer.
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What should musicians’ health education sound like? The floor is yours!
Workshops funded by Realab and the IMR
Wednesday, 19 September OR Monday, 24 September 2018 | 11.30 AM, Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester, UK
Tuesday, 25 September OR Saturday, 29 September 2018 | 11.30 AM
Institute of Musical Research, Senate House, London, UK
The physical and psychological demands of the training and practice that musicians must achieve to perform to a high standard can produce deleterious effects on their health and wellbeing. However, music conservatoires still endorse practices that are informed by tradition more than evidence, while health literacy and critical thinking are still not embedded in music students’ core training. Finally, there are no guidelines or regulations regarding what conservatoires should provide in terms of health education.
We want to address that AND we need your help!
We invite psychologists (both researchers and practitioners, from any specialism and not restricted to those who work with musicians) to join us in this discussion! We have prepared comprehensive lists of topics and we shall discuss their relevance and priority in small groups. Additionally, we will brainstorm ideas about what other topics might be needed as part of the conservatoires’ curricula.
Places are free, but limited. While we prioritise psychologists (due to the nature of our task and topic focus), we also welcome:
- Health professionals working with musicians
- Philosophers (yes, yes! We’d also like to discuss cognitive biases and logical fallacies!)
- Cognitive scientists
- Specialists in music education
- PhD students in any of the topics above
Please note the same workshop will be held four times. Please choose only one and register your interest here: https://mmu.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/musicians-health-education-workshop-sept-2018
For any queries, please contact the organisers: Raluca Matei, AHRC-funded PhD student in music psychology: raluca.matei@student.rncm.ac.uk | +44 757 061 2760 OR
Keith Phillips, PhD student in music psychology: keith.phillips@student.rncm.ac.uk
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Generally speaking musicians are no different to other professionals working in creative or stressful (performance) settings and so their health education requirements will be little different and should cover issues such as
- mind/body interaction
- stress and its management
- healthy lifestyle
- mental health
- help seeking
- etc etc
However, there may be one or two very specific issues
- e.g. specific stresses of performance e.g. critical solos. Mindfulness or cognitive approaches, exercise, yoga etc could all be helpful
- working in orchestras etc with strong personalities, dealing with demanding colleagues - materials on dealing the difficult people work well
- hearing damage from exposure to peak noise from instruments such as brass
I would suggest the best approach is a quick literature review, consultation with colleagues (you have many experts in regional universities), and then a brainstorm of the musician specific issues. In combination this should give you a good platform. Finally I should add that mention should be made of the health benefits of music participation as this is also an important aspect.
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I am interested in measuring how well group psychotherapy clients rate their ability to listen and be present for other group members. Is anyone aware of a measure that helps capture this? I would like it to be able to capture perceptions of a session (e.g., "In last session, I was able to..."). Thanks!
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International Journal of English Linguistics; Vol. 2, No. 4; 2012 ISSN 1923-869X E-ISSN 1923-8703 Published by Canadian Center of Science and Education
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Listening Anxiety and Its Relationship with Listening Strategy Use and Listening Comprehension among Iranian IELTS Learners
Mona Mohammadi Golchi
read this scale and you'll fine many useful questions.
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What kind of questions do you think "must be" included in an interview guide aimed at"evaluating/describing dynamics" a group counseling with a qualitative approach? I have my set of questions regarding trust on leader, perceived leader effectiveness, trust on group, perceived progress towards personal goals, questions aimed at assessing the impact of specific aspects with respect to the techniques and variables involved, yet I would like to hear from dear fellow researchers on good examples or personal experiences. Advice on wording of specific questions and references to literature would be appreciated. I will employ qualitative phase in parallel to a quantitative 2X3 RCT experimental study, within the framework of an explanatory sequential mixed design.
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How has your participation in the group helped you to appreciate aspects of ylur relationship with your loved one - the good and the bad? How has the experience of sharing with others helped you feel less alone?
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While searching for courses on Clinical psychology and Counseling Psychology separately, I found some of the leading Universities also offer courses named 'Counseling and Clinical Psychology', these are the combined courses. What may be the pros and cons of such combined courses ?
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I agree with the previous responses. In general, the term "Clinical Psychology" appears to refer to programs that take place in so-called "clinical" settings. For example, psychiatric hospital settings and generally the training is intended to prepare practitioners for working in these "clinical" settings with individuals who have relatively more severe psychological problems. The term "Counseling Psychology" is intended to refer to training and services that are more broadly intended to apply to counseling concerns that are relatively less severe. However, in reality the coursework in Clinical Psychology and Counseling Psychology Ph.D. programs are very similar, and at some institutions are the same. Where the coursework is the same, the distinguishing features may be that students in a Clinical Psychology programs tend to complete internships in "clinical" settings and all of the clients or patients meet the criteria for a mental disorder; students in a Counseling Psychology program complete internships in a setting where the "clients" present with less severe problems (e.g., relationship or adjustment problems) including problems that do not meet the criteria for a mental disorder.
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both psychological or anthropological/social aspects
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Adding two references:
Arnheim, R. (1980). Art as Therapy. The Arts In Psychotherapy, 7, 247-251.
Koch, S. C. (2017). Arts and health: Active factors and a theory framework of embodied aesthetics. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 54, 85-91.
Attaching the second (draft).
Best, Sabine
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I'm investigating extremely delayed retirement among old entrepreneurs, from both organizational and psychological point of view. Could anyone suggest me specific literature?
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Suppose you want to pool two populations on the basis of PCA results. How they can be pooled? What statistical criteria should be followed?
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We have used PCA for characterization.
The question I have posed is for a little different situation. Suppose you have a data on a population, say Males with M continuous variables. You have data on same M variables on another population say female. Similarly you have third population, say children on M variables. Statistically there may be no significant difference on M variables. But when we look at their individual's biplot we find difference in the pattern of variables and cases as well.
Now, how to combine the populations and validate the mix.
The unit circle plot of factor coordinates pattern might be different in the three populations. Not only their distribution of variables in the biplot but also its distance from (0,0) point are different. Under this situation How one can combine two or more populations? How to study other characteristics?
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What are the characteristics of a representative man?
What are the criteria for a desirable and satisfied life?
Hard to reach, Worth it to try getting closer!!
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Gratitude, Gratitude, Gratitude
Optimism is key
stress reduction, a positive self-bias, and increased pain tolerance, all of which could enhance motivation and performance during competitive tasks.
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What is the better strategy?
to have "wet" lifeguards - physically fit lifeguards who are able to rescue (a reactive activity)?
or
to have "dry" lifeguards - excellent vigilant lifeguards who are trained and experienced in preventing bathers from entering risky situations and scenarios (a proactive activity)?
Daniel Hartmann
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Agree. Both should not be applied separately. A combination of those two strategies is the most effective. Lifeguards should be trained to perform that. 
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Hi all.
I'm looking for a scale to measure the feeling of threat or identity threat as a result of a behaviour change programme that was implemented in a workplace.
For one week we took away most of the meat choices in a canteen and launched a campaign with information about the environmental impact of meat. Some employees reacted with denial and reactant, so I'm now interested in measuring feeling of threat with a focus on threat to one's identity. If you have come across anything I'd really appreciate your suggestions! You can also email me cverfuerth@sheffield.ac.uk
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 Hi Caroline - it may be worth looking into identity process theory (Breakwell) - and people who have used this framework, as they may well have developed scales similar to the kind of thing you are looking for.  You study sounds very interesting by the way - I would be very interested in hearing more about this, as we are studying meat-reduction interventions as well.
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Wondering  if  in other  religions , are  there any  particular teachings / quotes  similar  to "do  not  be  anxious"  - as those  found  in  the  Bible ? ( Matthew 6:31 ,  Matthew  6:34 , Philippians 4:6 and  others  ) . Looking  forward  for  some  support quotes  to  compare , in  the  area  of  research  of  the Stress management  in  different  cultures 
Thanks  in  advance 
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"Our life is beset by difficulties, yet it is never devoid of meaning" (Abraham Joshua Heschel in Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity, p. 11).
"Open your mouth wide and I shall fill it" (Psalms 81:11)
"He will indeed assign his angels for you, to guard you along your journey. Upon their hands shall they carry you lest your feet dash against a rock" (Psalms 91:11-12).
"God is near to the broken hearted and helps those of anxious spirit" (Psalms 34:19).
See also Psalm 3 and 30 and 69 and myriad others. These precious prayers have kept our people solid in their faith in spite of millennia of relentless challenges, individually and collectively.
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I am currently working on the second ellipses article the third in the supervision relationship.
I would welcome your thoughts, suggestions, practice related examples and references to key theoretical text....
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Aisling, thank you for the reference and our project is considering diversity and difference as configurations... I would welcome your reflections on dynamics
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Hi I am wondering what interventions you are looking at in this study? Specifically are you looking at Positive Mental Training (via internet or Feeling Good App), this is guided self help (used in NHS in UK) and would be very good to include as our economic evaluation showed more cost effective that Beating the Blues..
Thanks Sheila
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Hi Olga,
Which programmes are you looking at?
thanks
Sheila
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My report is on volunteersim. Plpease send information concerning the behaviors on mandatory volunteering
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That you be fantastic, thank you!
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Goodmorning all,
I am looking for expertise (personal help, research articles, websites etc.) on working with manatory/unvolentairy clients (prison, probation, illegal immigrants, social work, reintegration etc.). Thanks in advance for helping me out!
Caroline
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My graduate-level child therapies class has used Kronenberger & Meyer's (2001) book, The Child Clinician's Handbook.  Unfortunately, it has not been updated for DSM-5 or to incorporate updated evidence-based research.
Does anyone have suggestions for an up-to-date, graduate-level textbook for child and adolescent therapy?
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So, here is an update on what textbook I decided to use.
  1. Thank you, Hendrika, for the suggestion of Jeremy Shapiro's Child and Adolescent Therapy: Science and Art.  In my opinion, it is an exceptionally well-done text and I nearly adopted it.  The 1st half describes various approaches to therapy (e.g., Behavior Therapy; Cognitive Therapy; Psychodynamic Therapy; etc.).  The 2nd half of the book describes evidence-informed interventions organized by symptoms.  In the 2nd half, conceptualization is covered very well from multiple perspectives. The book includes excellent tables summarizing essential treatment components. The text describes in helpful detail the steps of treatment components.  It even offers various phrases that therapists can adopt which is really helpful for therapists new to the field.  Overall, an exceptionally good text.  However, I did not adopt it for 2 main reasons: (a) it is slightly more expensive than the text I adopted [although quite reasonably priced], and (b) I wanted a text organized by diagnosis rather than treatment approach and symptoms [recognizing there are advantages and disadvantages of each format].
  2. Thank you, Stephen, for the suggestion of Philip Kendall's Child and Adolescent Therapy: Cognitive-Behavioral Procedures, Fourth Edition. It is a solid text and I particularly appreciated it's inclusion of numerous snippets of therapy sessions dialogue that help the reader see how to apply the interventions.  I was reluctant to adopt something with solely a cognitive/behavioral approach (which tends to be my approach, but I want to expose students to other conceptualizations as well).  By design (the book is specifically a book on cognitive-behavioral procedures), the breadth of conceptualization and etiology was less broad than Shapiro's book or the book I adopted.
  3. I also examined Weisz & Kazdin's Evidence-Based Psychotherapies for Children and Adolescents, Third Edition.  A very nice text, but took a different approach than I was needing.  It provides relatively short chapters (compared to the other texts I considered) that cover just one specific intervention, but, doing so in considerable detail.  If someone needed information about how to apply a specific technique, this would be an excellent book since the chapters provide very good detail for how to apply each evidence-based intervention covered.  But, I needed a text that exposed students broadly to various conceptualizations.  This text would be helpful to students who needed to do a presentation about a specific therapy approach.
  4. I also reviewed Lea Theodore's Handbook of Evidence-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents (2017).  This too was a very good text.  For a professor teaching an interventions course for just School Psychology or School Counseling students, this would be a great option because it covers a lot of school-based interventions.  The interventions are evidence-informed, the chapters provide detailed steps for implementing the interventions, and the text is easily comprehended.  This was probably my #3 choice, but, since some of my students will be working outside the school system, this text will be my suggestion as a supplemental text for School Psych students taking my class who want details about interventions for a school setting.
  5. The book I adopted was Alan Carr's The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology: A Contextual Approach, Third Edition. The text is amazingly comprehensive at over 1000 pages.  It organizes interventions by diagnosis, which is what I needed (again, realizing there are limitations with this approach).  It provides conceptualizations in each diagnostic chapter that are broad and helpful to students just learning conceptualization skills.  It provides detailed case studies in each chapter that include the referral questions, family history, assessment results, interview information, developmental history, case formulation, and treatment approach/outcome. The strength of the text is really in its exceptional coverage of case conceptualization from multiple perspectives in each chapter which will be very helpful for student's conceptualization skills.  It's weaknesses are that it does not "put children first" (e.g., it refers to "ADHD children" instead of "children with ADHD") and that the details of the interventions are perhaps only "sufficient" whereas other texts (see above) were "excellent."  It's 24 chapters cover more than most of the other texts which is a plus--my students will not read all the chapters for this class, but the book will be a great resource for them in the future.  I suspect I will have students supplement the chapters in this book with chapters from other texts that have more detailed information about how to do the interventions in order to more fully fill in that piece--it could provide a nice way to get my grad students to do a presentation in class that demonstrates the details of one of the interventions (which the students would have to access additional readings to obtain the full details).  At any rate, it fit the structure of my class and its breadth of conceptualization was a plus since that fills in some blanks for what to do in therapy.  The cost of the paperback edition was less than Shapiro's text too.
Thanks to all who offered suggestions and I hope the above information will benefit others looking for quality texts for a child/adolescent therapies class since all of the above texts are very high quality.
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What is the appropriate formula for determining sample size in comparing three groups of study population.
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The PASS 15 program has a Multiple Comparisons of Proportions for Treatments vs. a Control. If you have a control group you could try this. 
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I am looking for someone able to build these profiles thanks to the use of questionnaires, or tests, or whatever. 
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Try FEM as a latest tool
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My thesis involves looking at grief responses based on the shared relationship the bereaved had with the deceased. one of my questions deal with coping strategies but it seems the models do not distinguish between the responses and the strategies for coping.
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ethnofocal model of pottinger (1999), phase model of bowlby (1980), dual process model of stroebe and schut (2005). the one that gave rise to this question is the dual process model of bowlby because it demonstrates adaption to bereavement; which leads me to wonder if grief responses are in actuality coping strategies and a dichotomy of the coping strategies and the grief responses is not necessary.
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Many bisexual people don't include themselves online in LGBTQ online groups because of the stigma they face and avoid visibility elsewhere (e.g. women's groups) because of fear of biphobia. What techniques do you employ to research this hidden population? 
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We had the idea to contact LGBTQ organizations, and ask their help for 1) recruiting, but also for 2) write an informing/recruiter text that would be the most friendly, most proper to motivate bisexual women. 
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I am analyzing responses to surveys where people have written very different text responses to the "please explain" text fields from their Likert scale x-choice in the same question?  For example:
Q: How would you rate the responsiveness of home office to field office needs? 
  X choices=Excellent, fair, neutral, poor, terrible (respondent selected "fair")
*Same* respondent's text response in comment field =  "Home office has almost never responded to any of my requests as field office director. My understanding from other ODs [office directors] is that they have an equally hard time getting home office to reply to requests, let alone get the request filled."
This is a strong and broad pattern across many questions and many respondents. I'm beginning to think I did something wrong to break the platform (SurveyMonkey) or just did a really poor job of constructing questions...if it is not me, what causes people to answer this way?  Is this a real survey-based research thing or is it just me?
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Interesting point Vicki! Sometimes people are interesting. When we did a survey in 2015, a guy sent us a 5-page letter describing why he thinks that the survey was flawed. In essence, he hated the topic related to the survey.
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Vitali, I will try to post one of my papers from Guadalajara.  It examines how to host and distribute orbit data, a "data commons" according to Ostrom.  Also a former student of John Jenkins and I have a paper on best practices for disadvantaged operators to use available data, such as deficient TLE's.
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Sorry for the delay..   We moved for the winter to our home in Florida.  You should visit.  Yes, all of the above.  I wish to stay active and involved in the debris community.
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Hi!
I'm wondering if there are any articles or literature out there that state that counseling psychologists and guidance counselors are similar? Or that they go through similar tasks?
Particularly with regard to the types of clients they handle, or their approach, or their tasks within the workplace (eg. do counselors do more paperwork?).
Anything like that.
Thank you!
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Hi everyone and thank you for you answers! 
Sam Steen:
Yes, it is meant to be in a school setting. :)
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I am looking for people with experience in virtual team work in multicultural environments to respond to my 10 minute questionnaire for my Masters in Project Management with the University of Roehampton. Please send me your e-mail address to gift.bhebhe@roehampton-online.ac.uk
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I will answer your questionnaire
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I'm currently designing a study where I need to measure participants situational mood and have selected the short form of the PANAS but can't find a link to it online and wondered if anyone could help?
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Salut Stéphane,
I am only familiar with the 20-item version which is indeed the one posted from Ohio.
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I have done some limited research & writing about MST and Sexual Assault on Campuses ( project) but just today had client described what I would have thought was Sexual Assault..... as PTSD..... am just curious if others have run across this connection either in clinical practice, research or the literature..... Thanks for any pointers....
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Some of the participants in my narrative study on the maternity care experiences of women who were sexually abused in childhood described symptoms of PTSD (re-experiencing, avoidance, negative cognitions, flight/fright reactions) but without actually naming it or having an official diagnosis. Are you familiar with the work of Julia Seng from the University of Michigan? Again this relates to maternity care, but I think you might find it helpful.
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Kindly advice and suggest new project topics that I could work upon in the area of Counselling Psychology as partial fulfilment of my Degree of Masters in Psychology (specialisation Counselling Psychology). 
It needs to be a research(study/quantitative) project mostly comparative and empirical data collection on some relevant untouched topic.
Thanks.
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Creating a scale would put you on the map. No simple project though.
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There are two variables x= teaching skills and y= conflicts in student groups. I have a data set where teacher messages are tagged with different teaching skills and group messages are tagged with different group problems. My hiphotesis is that the lack of teaching skills is related with the presence of group conflicts. How could I know is there is relationship between teaaching skills and group conflicts? Is there a data mining technique to find a kind of association between both variables?
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Thanks all for your answers. When I say "Group conflict" I refer to group of students.
I don't have background data to back my hypothesis. I want to process a Database in order to discover if there exists a relationship between group conflict and teaching skills.
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As part of my MA course I am conducting research on attitudes to learner use of first language in the EFL/ESOL classroom using a questionnaire and conducting short interviews. I invite you to participate voluntarily in this research, either by completing the attached questionnaire or by distributing amongst your teaching staff (if you are an employer) or students (if you are a teacher). If the questionnaire is distributed, it must be made clear that participation is voluntary. Further, that participants have the right to confidentiality and anonymity, in addition to right to withdraw or withdraw data from the study, in whole or in part, at any time.
If you do opt to distribute the questionnaires, please ensure that participants are made aware that their responses may be emailed directly back to the researcher (email provided below). Otherwise, responses may be collected in emailed in bulk.
PLEASE NOTE PARTICIPANTS ARE EXPRESSLY FORBIDDEN FROM TAKING PART IN THE RESEARCH IF THEY ARE AGED 17 OR UNDER.
Participation in this survey is entirely voluntary and if you start completing it and subsequently change your mind then you have every right to withdraw. All responses will be anonymised. In place of your name, you have the option to provide an appropriate (i.e. inoffensive) pseudonym, if you wish to do so.
Included on the questionnaire is consent to be interviewed. Interviews will be recorded and may take place either face to face at a mutually agreed time, date and location, or via an online platform including, but not limited to Skype or email.
If you wish to ask me further questions about my research please contact me via email at r.taylor8398@student.leedsbeckett.ac.uk or my supervisor on j.nolan@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
Thank-you for your time and cooperation regarding this matter
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 Hi, Jorge,
Thank-you for responding.
I'll have a look at the questions you referred to and see how best to adapt them.
Robert
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It's just that the immune system is incredibly complicated, and it's very difficult to focus.  I'd like to hear about how you all do this. O,' the other thing is that I also focus on what cancer patients and their families are going through -a little side effect of 30+ years of cancer research.  It's a psychology aspect of cancer most people don't think about, but in reality affects us all. 
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My present focus is on the immunobiology of Tregs and Th17 cells as far as cancer is concerned.  With that being said, here are two references about DC localization in renal cell carcinoma and how it relates to T cell regulation.  Let me know if this helps:  
Oldham KA, Parsonage G, Bhatt RI, Wallace DM, Deshmukh N, Chaudhri S, Adams DH, Lee SP (2012) T lymphocyte recruitment into renal cell carcinoma tissue: a role for chemokine receptors CXCR3, CXCR6, CCR5, and CCR6. Eur Urol 61: 385-395.
 Bayry J, Triebel F, Kaveri SV, Tough DF (2007) Human dendritic cells acquire a semimature phenotype and lymph node homing potential through interaction with CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells. J Immunol 178: 4184-4193.
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Info is needed for a research project! 
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You can read :
Hope Landrine & Elizabeth A. Klonoff (1996) "The Schedule of Racist Events: A Measure of Racial Discrimination and a Study of Its Negative Physical and Mental Health Consequences" in Journal of Black Psychology 22(2):144-168 · May 1996
DOI: 10.1177/00957984960222002.
I though it was on researchgate.
Hope it could help you
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I am aware that there are normed tests such as the MMPI-2 for pre-hire examinations in police officers.  However, I am unable to identify any testing measures which can be utilized to determining psychological trauma in police officers who have been exposed to traumatic experiences?  For example the MMPI-2 has never been "normed" on on-duty police officers, therefore it is not a valid psychometric measure.
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I can say that your question is well studied, but information to the public isn't readily available.  Some things that are studied just can't make it to a peer review journal.  That said, I'll point you in a direction that can help you. Look at the MMPI-2RF Cynicism Scale. 
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I heard a presentation on the Kailo Study conducted in a hospital setting which measured the level of the entire workforce in terms of Depression... and then set up a Fitness Center and staffed it with an EAP Professional... they were able to bring down the overall level of Depression in their Workforce... but this is a dated study - am looking for any more current examples of studies that have attempted to address Depression in the entire Workforce and were able to effect the entire culture enough to lower the over-all rate of Depression.... Thanks!
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Patricia, authors on occasion will make their articles available to the public. This is what I found based on a quick Google search. https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/12182789.pdf
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I am a Honours student, applying for the masters programme in counselling psychology. I am expected to produce a research proposal for my possible master's thesis. I have decided on doing an exploratory study on knowledge and beliefs, but I can't figure out how to incorporate a theoretical framework which is required in the proposal. Please help.
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Perhaps it would help to narrow things down. Do you want to know to what degree a young person's knowledge about a particular area (which area?) is increased by various amounts of Internet exposure? Theories of learning could be used as frameworks. Do you also want to know whether a young person's beliefs (about what?) are changed by exposure to the Internet? This is more complicated since the person may only expose himself to sites that share his belief. I think the first question would be easier to address.
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Teenagers and youths seem to spend more and more time on internet and on social network applications. It may be a way (I am not sure effective or not) to reach them. Many spend more time on the computer than with family members. Some research suggested youths are searching the internets for methods of suicide.
INTERESTING STATISTICS FOR THE TOP 10 SOCIAL MEDIA SITES (http://smallbiztrends.com/2015/07/social-media-sites-statistics.html)
Social media is that dominating force in the modern world that can change minds, catch more business, increase sales or build and shape a brand or business. Have you fallen prey to spending hours on Facebook, or waking up at midnight to check for Tweets? This is because of the impact social media has on all of us these days. Over the years, social media sites have also proven to be effective platforms for marketing. Below are a few interesting stats for the top 10 popular social media sites.
1. Facebook
This is the biggest social networking site with the largest number of users. There are more than 1 million small or medium sized businesses advertising here and it is estimated that larger companies are spending as much as $100 million on Facebook advertising per year.
2. Twitter
Twitter is loved for spreading the word via tweets. This site has revolutionized social media. Approximately 81 percent of Twitter’s advertising revenue comes from mobile and there is a $200,000 cost estimated for a 24-Hour Promoted Trend on Twitter.
3. LinkedIn
LinkedIn helps to build professional networks and engagement with other users. It is the world’s largest professional network being used for this purpose. Today, it has over 332 million users and each second adds two new members, all of which attracts marketers.
4. Google +
This site has 300 million monthly active users and is used for relationship marketing. It has over a 53 percent positive interaction between Google+ users and brands.
5. YouTube
YouTube is expected to generate $5.6 billion in gross revenue in 2016. Currently, there are 6 billion hours of video watched on YouTube per month and 1 billion videos watched over mobile phones per day.
6. Pinterest
Pinterest marketing is another social media tool helping brands to grow rapidly. There are over 70 million users of Pinterest of which 80 percent are women and 20 percent are men. Over 9 million users have connected their accounts to Facebook.
7. Instagram
Marketers know the usefulness of Instagram marketing and use Instagram to market products and services. It is a wonderful platform to share visual stories. There are more than 300 million monthly active users on Instagram, of which 75 million are daily active users. Instagram is widely being used for business marketing.
8. Tumblr
This microblogging platform is used for sharing photos, videos, audio, quotes, text or anything that you’d like to market. It has more than 420 million users and 217 million blogs created, making it a favorite.
9. Flickr
This image and video hosting social network has over 3.5 million images uploaded daily by users and offers massive online photo storage.
10. Reddit
Reddit is a social networking site used for entertainment purposes, where registered members share content and direct links. It has 174 million monthly unique visitors.
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Hi Keith, many thanks for your inputs. I would think it is important to share your findings.
1.   There have been research which identified that there has been an increasing trend of people leaving their "suicide" messages or notes on social network like FaceBook, instead of the traditional hand-written note, some days before taking their lives, some a few hours, implying there may be a window for (effective) intervention.
2.   Facebook recently reported that they have developed a new anti-suicide apps which was successfully trial-run in US, and will be rolled out globally. I wrote to them but do not get any response. As many preventive measures are moving towards community-based approach, I think there may be some similar psychological factors involved here to make the prevention programme more effective - well, another one of those F2F vs online thingy, but they may share some similar factors. Previously, I read that FB track certain key words (well, I haven't read which words they track), and if it detects it from someone's posting, they will send an "anonymous" email to him in a nice way and invite him or her to call certain numbers or to connect online, etc. Maybe I should try this. I don't know it will be a pop-up message or an anonymous email (of which I will not know if I don't check my mailbox). I have no information of their new so-called new anti-suicide apps.
3.   I just typed "suicide" on Google. This is the message that pops up. "You're not alone. Confidential help is available for free. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Provides help to those in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Call 1-800-273-8255. Available 24 hours everyday. [Online Chat]." I am not sure whether anybody has research on the effectiveness of having this kind of standard "disclosure" or "notice" or whatever we should call them, especially since teenage and young adult group use the world wide web a lot. Furthermore, I am not sure whether they customise or provide options for people from different countries, cultural background, religion, etc., or it is a standard message across. Honestly, if I see this message with a toll-free number, I won't call ... I am also not sure whether they have engaged researchers on how best to get the high-risk group to interact ... i.e. to connect with them.
4.   Suicide is about society (well from Durkheim and sociology viewpoint) ... and if these social network builds a "society" of their own (and which sometimes supersede the communication (well, if we view it psychologically that social network does fulfil some basic human needs of communicating) hours they spend on F2F method, and in the process makes a lot of money, I think it is fair to examine their role as a responsible corporate citizen, and invest some resources on suicide prevention programmes, instead of just focusing on marketing messages. They have successfully become part of the society ... and perhaps should review their role as a responsible member of the society? This is some "innovation" that can really help mankind.
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I'm studying the use of CHIC and want to know how I can use the A.S.I. (CHIC) in a research about test validation? Is applied to colaborate in item analysis?
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Hello Rodrigo,It seems to be used with some frequency:example:
Validation of the French version of the alcohol, smoking and ...
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Home Titles list Validation of the French version of the alcohol, smoking and substance ... Screening Test (ASSIST) was developed to detect substance use disorders. ... significant correlations between ASSIST scores and scores from ASI, AUDIT and RTQ, ... Substance-Related Disorders/diagnosis/epidemiology/psychology.
Also see:
PDF]Psychological Testing on the Internet - American Psychological ...
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there is a corresponding need for the ethical and professional use of test results. We ... changed, or translated without appropriate permission or validation. ...... prior computer use, who has reported difficulty in using the ASI-MV, including some.
The Use of Psychological Testing for Treatment Planning and Outcomes ...
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... had little prior experience (e.g., the costs and worth of psychological testing). ... validation of a computer-administered addiction severity index: The ASIBMV ...
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OBJECTIVE: To test the psychometric properties of ASI in its sixth version (ASI-6). ... Transcultural adaptation and validation of an instrument demands careful methodological .... They are psychometrically derived using nonparametric item response theory ... The 25 interviewers were either psychologists or psychiatrists.
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Is there anything like “Creative Stress” “Creative Chaos” exists among human. If so then what it is, any symptoms, cause and effects, how to do deal with it, what can be its expected mechanisms, and which brain centres are associated with it, how to detect it, what are the different levels of remedies / treatments, any other information about it …….. Do you ever experience it or hear about it by some other person, how you or some other people deal with it??
What do you think about the outcome influence of EM fields /Quantum fields over /after neurons combination in some specified ways, regarding these matters?
My understanding is that it’s not just a behavioural issue due to deep & complex neuron combinations with different sub clinical / clinical signs etc., but most probably it’s like “Stress-to-Steron”, "Stress-to-Gen" kind of matter, some specified physical product behind it over to brain/ consciousness or/& environmental chaos……..Anyhow we can share our views, will be helping for all.
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Dear Raja,
“Creative Stress” originates from “Creative Chaos”. I belive the mechanism of the latter is unknown yet, and on a scientific (medical, clinical) level will be unknown for a long time. But now I can say that “Creative Chaos” originates from Dozy Chaos as well as the all in our life. I believe that “Creative Chaos” is an apex of a development of Dozy Chaos. This is similar to how the Hegelian absolute spirit is the apex of the development of Hegel's absolute idea. New in comparison with Hegel here is what I am trying to discuss it at the physical level, i.e. at the level of molecular quantum transitions and elementary chemical reactions. About Dozy Chaos please see, for example, my article"Discovery of Dozy Chaos and Discovery of Quanta: Analogy Being in Science and Perhaps in Human Progress" on my RG.
Best,
Vladimir
P.S. Above I had in mind a fundamental understanding of the creative stress mechanisms. At the empirical level, physiology and psychology can certainly give some useful recommendations.
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I'm planning to investigate experience of "any instance when you felt connected to something larger than or outside of your everyday
sense of self". 
I need a questionnaire (interview questions) for semistructured qualitative interview about experiences sense of Awe, peak and self transcendence individual experiences. Are there any examples of these questionnaires?
interested in why this experience starts, how that proceed and in what way it influences respondent's life.
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You'd probably want to look at the questions used in efforts to measure peak experiences. One early study is
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Peak experience tendencies: Scale development and theory testing.
By Mathes, Eugene W.; Zevon, Michael A.; Roter, Petra M.; Joerger, Steven M.
Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Vol 22(3), 1982, 92-108.
Developed a measure of the tendency to have peak experiences, the Peak Scale, and tested hypotheses drawn from A. H. Maslow's (1962–1972) theory of peak experiences in 5 studies with 833 undergraduates. Ss answered questionnaires including the Peak Scale and the Absorption Scale. Although Ss who reported having peak experiences were also likely to report having experiences involving intense happiness, they were even more prone to report having cognitive experiences of a transcendent and mystical nature. This suggests that although the peak experience involves positive affect, it is primarily a transcendent and mystical cognitive event. Ss who reported having peak experiences were more likely to report living in terms of "being" values (such as truth, beauty, and justice) than Ss who reported not having peak experiences. Self-actualizing Ss were more likely to report having peak experiences than less self-actualizing Ss, although the relationship was not strong. (21 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Some others that may be helpful:
Religion as being: Preliminary validation of the Immanence scale.
By Burris, Christopher T.; Tarpley, W. Ryan
Journal of Research in Personality, Vol 32(1), Mar 1998, 55-79.
As a counterpoint to religious ideologies that fail to inhibit, if not actively encourage, separation and hatred, a dimension of religious orientation that involves motivation to transcend boundaries, awareness and acceptance of experience, and emphasis on the present moment—called immanence—is proposed. Similarities between immanence and both James's (1902/1961) "healthy-minded" religion and Maslow's (1964) "peak-experience" are considered. Data pertinent to the construction and validation of the Immanence scale are reported. Possible implications of immanence orientation for domains such as prejudice and prosocial behavior are subsequently discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Peak experience: Its features and mental health of peak experienced meditators.
By Sakairi, Yosuke
Japanese Journal of Hypnosis, Vol 36(2), Mar 1991-1992-1992, 95-103.
Studied (1) occurrences of peak experience and (2) correlations between mental health and peak experience. Human Ss: 77 normal Japanese adults (transcendental meditators) (Study 1); 39 normal Japanese adults (breathing therapy-experienced Ss) (Study 1); 93 normal Japanese adults (undergraduate students) (Study 1); 24 normal male and female Japanese adults (undergraduate students) (high peak experience mediator group) (Study 2). 22 normal male and female Japanese adults (undergraduate students) (low peak experience mediator group) (Study 2). In Study 1, the reliability of a new Peak Experience Check List was assessed with reports from Ss, and situations in which peak experiences had occurred also were analyzed. In Study 2, the mental health of Ss was compared. Tests used included the Personal Orientation Inventory, the Cattell Anxiety Scale, and the Schizophrenia scale of the MMPI. (English abstract) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
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Peak experience tendencies: Scale development and theory testing.
By Mathes, Eugene W.; Zevon, Michael A.; Roter, Petra M.; Joerger, Steven M.
Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Vol 22(3), 1982, 92-108.
Developed a measure of the tendency to have peak experiences, the Peak Scale, and tested hypotheses drawn from A. H. Maslow's (1962–1972) theory of peak experiences in 5 studies with 833 undergraduates. Ss answered questionnaires including the Peak Scale and the Absorption Scale. Although Ss who reported having peak experiences were also likely to report having experiences involving intense happiness, they were even more prone to report having cognitive experiences of a transcendent and mystical nature. This suggests that although the peak experience involves positive affect, it is primarily a transcendent and mystical cognitive event. Ss who reported having peak experiences were more likely to report living in terms of "being" values (such as truth, beauty, and justice) than Ss who reported not having peak experiences. Self-actualizing Ss were more likely to report having peak experiences than less self-actualizing Ss, although the relationship was not strong. (21 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Religious dogmatism and peak experiences: A test of Maslow's hypothesis.
By Breed, George; Fagan, Joen
Psychological Reports, Vol 31(3), Dec 1972, 866.
Administered J. Fagan and G. Breed's (see record 1970-20983-001) measure of religious dogmatism to 110 southern, urban, undergraduates. Ss were then asked to report on their peak experiences. Judges rated the validity of the experiences on a 10-point scale. Peak-experience ratings were plotted according to religious dogma scores and vice versa. Results suggest that persons with low adherence to conventional religious beliefs are more likely to experience peak moments than those with moderate or high adherence. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
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I am seeking assessments available to measure interpersonal skill of clients in counseling
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Check out this link to an actual psychometric test of interpersonal skills
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I am interested in collaborating with other clinicians/ researchers regarding creative / new / effective (either / or) ACT techniques (metaphors, breathing, exercises, rituals, etc) for application in clinical practice with patients with Chronic Pain.
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Milton Erickson used metaphors in his naturalistic hypnosis to control severe pain.
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It's an unpublished manuscript and so far I've had little luck tracking it down. The website where it was originally available for download is now inactive.
Full citation:
Zittel C, Westen D: The Countertransference Questionnaire. Atlanta, Emory University, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 2003.
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Countertransference Phenomena and Personality Pathology in Clinical Practice: An Empirical Investigation.
By Betan, Ephi; Heim, Amy Kegley; Conklin, Carolyn Zittel; Westen, Drew
The American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol 162(5), May 2005, 890-898.
Objective: This study provides initial data on the reliability and factor structure of a measure of countertransference processes in clinical practice and examines the relation between these processes and patients' personality pathology. Method: A national random sample of 181 psychiatrists and clinical psychologists in North America each completed a battery of instruments on a randomly selected patient in their care, including measures of axis II symptoms and the Countertransference Questionnaire, an instrument designed to assess clinicians' cognitive, affective, and behavioral responses in interacting with a particular patient. Results: Factor analysis of the Countertransference Questionnaire yielded eight clinically and conceptually coherent factors that were independent of clinicians' theoretical orientation: 1) overwhelmed/ disorganized, 2) helpless/inadequate, 3) positive, 4) special/overinvolved, 5) sexualized, 6) disengaged, 7) parental/protective, and 8) criticized/mistreated. The eight factors were associated in predictable ways with axis II pathology. An aggregated portrait of countertransference responses with narcissistic personality disorder patients provided a clinically rich, empirically based description that strongly resembled theoretical and clinical accounts. Conclusions: Countertransference phenomena can be measured in clinically sophisticated and psychometrically sound ways that tap the complexity of clinicians' reactions toward their patients. Countertransference patterns are systematically related to patients' personality pathology across therapeutic approaches, suggesting that clinicians, regardless of therapeutic orientation, can make diagnostic and therapeutic use of their own responses to the patient. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
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I am interested to know if there are existing family-based guidance interventions, wherein the interventionists work with families in grassroot communities. Thanks!
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Look at the historical work of the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, especially the work of Harry Aponte. His classic book is Bread & Spirit: Therapy with the New Poor: Diversity of Race, Culture, and Values.
By Aponte, Harry J. 1994.
Stressing culture, community, and choice, this book speaks to therapy for the new poor, a people poor more because they have lost their spirit than because they lack bread. The author's perspective arises from the theory and techniques of structural family therapy, but he goes beyond that view to reach for meaning in people's identities, traditions, and legacies. He urges therapists to recognize and work with spiritual forces in the poor and to avoid opportunistic practical solutions that assume that they are too poor, hungry, and downtrodden to care about meaning and purpose.
[The author] shows specifically how this can be done in therapy. . . . These vignettes show the subtle process of connecting with people, respecting their experiences and their values, helping them locate strengths and resources both within themselves and within the community, and making the changes that will restore health not only to individual families but also to the community.
He also proposes a training program to enhance awareness of diversity of race, culture, and values in the person of the therapist. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, All rights reserved)
You might also check out the work of Nancy Boyd-Franklin: Intersections of race, class, and poverty: Challenges and resilience in African American families.
By Boyd-Franklin, Nancy; Karger, Melanie
Walsh, Froma (Ed), (2012). Normal family processes: Growing diversity and complexity (4th ed.). , (pp. 273-296). New York, NY, US: Guilford Press, xv, 592 pp.
In order to evaluate what is "normal" in the development of any family, clinicians and researchers must explore the larger social context in which the family lives (Hines & Boyd-Franklin, 2005; Pinderhughes, 2002; Walsh, Chapter 1, this volume). Race and class are two of the most complex and emotionally loaded issues in the United States. For poor, inner-city African American families, the day-to-day realities of racism, discrimination, classism, poverty, homelessness, violence, crime, and drugs create forces that continually threaten the family's survival (Sampson & Wilson, 2005). In the report, The State of Black America 2009, published by the National Urban League, Jones (2009) indicated, "Ironically, even as an African American man holds the highest office in this country, African Americans remain twice as likely as whites to be unemployed; three times more likely to live in poverty, and more than six times as likely to be incarcerated" (p. 1). The purpose of this chapter is to provide a framework that will be helpful for clinicians in understanding and working with African American families. Many clinicians who have no framework with which to view these complex realities may become overwhelmed (Boyd-Franklin, 2003; Pinderhughes, 1989; Sue, 2003). The first part of the chapter explores these issues in depth, and the second part utilizes a multisystems model (Boyd-Franklin, 2003) in order to empower families and the clinicians who work with them. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)
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I´m searching for research on attitudes towards e-mental health resp. online self-help services (including acceptance, preferences, adherence, engagement, expectancies, concerns, etc.) in the general population. I´m looking forward to your feedback - thank you!
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I know well MBTI personality tool. If someone has experience applying this tool in activities of Employee Assistance Program, that know some of existing data of various working type or organization such as white collar and blue collar workers?
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Yes, I have done research in the area of MBTI and selected workers were university lecturers. If you need and information contact me via padmasirimkd@gmail.com.
Through the research identified different personalities among academics and how they balance their WL across their personality type.
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If you don't know of any research in these areas, would appreciate any pointers to articles that explore these two issues and how they might be related...
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Jennifer Steel's dissertation actually compares those figures.  Contact her a jsteel@email.fielding.edu
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I am searching for research supporting AA 12-step meetings during college years for those diagnosed with substance use disorders.
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Thank you Margaret.
The students I am referring are in a safe collegiate recovery program that includes a residence hall that is substance free. They are all in recovery and are required to attend meetings and have a sponsor. I am searching for evidence-based research that supports the requirements or presents alternative evidence.
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Hoping to find articles that look at survivors relationships post assault to those in their lives and articles on survivors family/friends etc feelings toward the survivor post assault. 
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Hi Alexis
I  like very much this article. 
Arch Sex Behav
DOI 10.1007/s10508-011-9863-9
The Costs of Rape
Carin Perilloux • Joshua D. Duntley • David M. Buss
Isabelle Nisida
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I am interested in looking at conflict and frustration among unwed mothers in sub saharan Africa.
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Depends on the legislation you are following
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IT SURE WOULD BE GREAT SHARING THOUGHTS WITH COUNSELORS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. I HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED SINCE 1985. FOR ME, LIFE COACHING IS A CALLING. I PRESENTLY TEACH EDUCATION, COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGY AT LEAD CITY UNIVERSITY, IBADAN, NIGERIA
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Hello Donald,
I would love to have information on your universities counseling training program for additional study or possibility of teaching there.
Could you send some info?
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I need a scale that will assess how well a counselor possesses certain characteristics.
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In other words, not perceptions of current competence, but rather belief in one's capacity to develop greater competence in the future?
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Thank you all for the suggestions!
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In term of teenage counseling .
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Wait until there is a problem...What is your problem? That your daughter is a boyfriend, they sleep together?
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A free software for metanalysis is required. Any help would be appreciated.
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I have recently found OpenMeta[Analyst] (http://www.cebm.brown.edu/open_meta/). I have not tried it yet, but it does seem promising. And it is open source.
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The field of counseling differentiates itself by focusing on a client's strengths and overall wellness. We believe that clients can come in for help with major mental illness or to simply improve or maintain their quality of life. But do we do a thorough job of teaching that in our programs? When our students go into the field, do they carry that wellness orientation with them?
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Hello,
I have an interest in counseling from a holistic approach to wellness.
You can utilize the Mastering The National Counselor Examination and The Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination as a guide to determining whether  the there is an emphasis on wellness.  Also, if you review their standards in accrediting university programs, you can see the required subjects and topics for competency.
I think that because much of professional counseling focuses on the identifying and treating the disease process, material is not taught with a strategic focus on wellness or prevention.  However, the CACREP requirements can easily be taught from not only a wellness perspective but a holistic wellness approach.  
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There has been a huge debate in this field about the best Model of Response to use - but less literature on evidence based research in terms of which response is proven the most effective in general or even with specific populations or different cultural areas. Has anyone found or heard of a solid measurement tool to measure the effectiveness of a Critical Incident Response of any type?
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Depends on what you're trying to undwrsrand with the variables you want to study. the effective Cir can be decrease stress pre and post Cir but you really want to look at something longer term 2 to 6 months out in the responders who went through CIR
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If yes, would you explain what the variable was that they measured and how... Thanks!
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Hello Patricia -
I note that you work for Rocky Mountain Research and based on a review of your website, I suspect you're most interested in emergency response to accidents / medical emergencies in remote locations.
In transportation engineering involving safety analysis, there may be several sources of information of use:
First, I would recommend performing a keyword search of the University of Texas at Austin - Center for Transportation Research online library.
Using keywords like: emergency response, or emergency crash response you will find a number of publications by Texas Universities and national studies performed under the direction of the Transportation Research Board that address response time and other factors that relate to emergency response to crash sites in rural areas or in urban areas along congested routes.    
The following is an example:
Another resource, again related to traffic crash response are the very detailed reports prepared by the National Transportation Research Board relating to highway, air, marine, pipeline and other types of accidents.
The reports can be found under the menu item 'Investigations'.   I have been involved in an NTSB investigation of a multi fatality bus SUV crash on IH 35 in Hewitt, Texas and note that information about the amount of time to first arrival of each type of emergency first responder (police, fire, EMS) is provided in addition to other details about the emergency response activities - such as time for transport and arrival at a hospital etc.   Time to first response is a major factor in crashes that happen in rural ares of Texas since there could be a delay in notification that a crash has occurred and the distance from the first responder to the crash site.
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is another good source of on job accidents and reports which CTR has used for specific types of injuries and responses relating to the energy industry.
If you find these helpful, I can suggest other databases relating to transportation crashes with details that might be helpful about emergency response.
Hope this helps,
Dr. Mike Murphy
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I want to investigate what changes the psychotherapy provide for my clients and if the treatment was or not efficient. 
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Dear Marilza, Is your question still relevant? Please find attached a link to the MYMOP website.You can contact Giselle Paiva (gisa_sp (at) hotmail (dot) com) for Spanish/ Brazi version. Kind regards
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Psychometric tools to measure effectiveness of counseling services.
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I highly recommend CORE-OM or CORE-SFB with only 18 items
It's copyleft and designed for this type of purpose.
Good luck!
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As language and culture are intertwined, I was wondering how a bilingual person develops his/her cultural identity.  Does the person acquire the culture of L1, or that of L2?  I'd appreciate your opinion.  
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