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2018’s Best Places to Raise a Family in California

Ratings of 254 cities in the state across four key dimensions: 1) Family Life & Fun, 2) Education, Health & Safety, 3) Affordability and 4) Socioeconomic Environment. WalletHub September 19, 2018

‘I was not one bit surprised that it happened.’ Shock over school shootings has turned to numbness.

Daniel Gelillo glanced at his phone between taking Advanced Placement exams Friday morning when he saw that there was a shooting at a high school in Texas. His sadness quickly gave way to frustration — another school day in America, another school ­shooting. Washington Post and SFGate May 19, 2018

Trauma and resilience in California disaster response and readiness

You have done research related to resilience and trauma in the wake of disasters in California. What have you learned?

It’s important to pay attention to the psychological impact of disasters. Oftentimes, there is an initial, understandable focus on basic needs and stabilization in the aftermath of disasters. But neglecting psychosocial well-being is short-sighted. The Confluence April 23, 2018

Gun Violence Takes a Brutal Psychological Toll on Kids

In a handful of communities in the United States, violence is a traumatizing part of everyday life.Three children have died from gun violence in Chicago this week, a city that has seen a record number of shootings and homicides in the last year. ABCnews and NYmag February 16, 2017

Middle School Mental Health Program Educates, Reduces Stigma

Mental Health Matters, a middle school-based mental health program, is successfully educating students about mental illness and helping to reduce the associated stigma, according to a new study published in the Journal of School Health. PsychCentral and CHConline and the Atlantic October 17, 2016

Violence and Disparities

Working with refugee youth on a past project, Dr. Maryam Kia-Keating, Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (CCSP), observed how transformative it was for the youth to take part in a participatory
photography program.  Profiles in Education, 2014-2015

13 pearls of wisdom for the early career set

Seasoned psychologists share the time-tested lessons that put them on the path to career success.  APA Monitor, December 2011, Vol 42, No. 11

Found in Translation

With more foreign-born clients seeking psychological help, practitioners are relying on language interpreters to improve therapy. Here’s how to make these relationships successful. APA Monitor; February 2010, Vol 41, No. 2 (Print version: page 52)


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