September Professional Networking and Learning

The Knowing is in the Being: Perspectives on Psychodynamic and Cognitive-Integrative Therapy Although psychodynamic and cognitive therapies developed pretty much as separate cultures, there is a lot of actual overlap. Ultimately, the beingness of human beings remains constant, and all effective therapy involves thoughts and feelings, actions and reactions, body and mind, within the client,…

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What’s in an Acronym…LGBTQIAP (and other inclusive language discussions)

Before going into language and labels and identity, start with a question from Diversity & Inclusion 101: “does the difference make a difference?” Before deciding “what label” to use, realize that someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity is subjective, personal and private, and that labeling may be a form of discrimination. That said, language around…

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Can Watching Media Cause Symptoms of Trauma or PTSD?

Q.  Can someone be traumatized over something horrible they’ve witnessed over the news? A. Yes. It’s called “vicarious trauma.” According to the US Veterans Administration, research generally finds an association between watching media coverage of traumatic events and stress symptoms. Furthermore, too much trauma-related television viewing may have a negative impact, especially on children. A…

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Dr. Jacquot on Transgender and Gender Nonconformity in the Workplace at NIEAPA Conference June 6

Dr. Margo Jacquot will speak at the 39th Annual NIEAPA Conference of the Northern Illinois Employee Assistance Professionals Association on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace IL.  Dr. Jacquot’s topic, “Transgender and gender nonconformity in the workplace: What is all this gender business, and what does it have to do…

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