In My Skin Event: Ichthyosis Within the Black Community I recently came across the In My Skin event focusing on the African American community and their experiences of ichthyosis. This event was hosted by the Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types organization (FIRST) on Friday, August 14. FIRST is a global organization that seeks to find cures and build conversations about Ichthyosis. [...]

Positive Psychology: Bringing Attention to Child and Adolescent’s Wellbeing in an RTF Setting

Key Topics: Positive Psychology, Wellness, Welfare & Wellness, Residential Treatment Facilities Various psychological practitioners and mental health organizations aim to promote the concepts of wellness to adults, children, and communities. Recently, the field of positive psychology has become more widely accepted, and the principle of wellness has been brought to the forefront of mental health. [...]

Intentional Active Listening

As a counselor, we are taught a variety of ways to offer intentional, active listening. When someone is actively listening, they’re intentionally focusing on the other person. It is expected that the listener reiterates and clearly repeat back what the client has said; in other words, it is essential that we understand what the client [...]