Coping with Anger, by Dr. Jeffrey Singer

Anger is a naturally occurring emotion that ranges from mild annoyance to furious rage. There is great potential upside to anger. Anger can enable perseverance in the face of obstacles, mobilize resources to take corrective action, fuel resilience, be a guardian of self-esteem, and can potentiate the ability to redress grievances. However, the benefits of…

Hypnosis With Children, by Richard B. Dauber, Ph.D.

Having a specialty in clinical hypnosis, I am often asked about doing hypnosis with children. Research has shown that children make excellent hypnotic subjects. In fact, they are typically more easily hypnotizable than adults. Kids have very active and creative imaginations, and therefore, usually learn hypnosis more quickly than adults because they can rapidly enter…

Pediatric Neuropsychology by Daniel DaSilva, Ph.D.

Pediatric neuropsychologists are often asked by parents when a child would ever need this kind of evaluation. Other common questions center on not knowing why a physician has made the referral or not knowing why the evaluation is needed in addition to the traditional child study team assessments. The simplest definition of neuropsychological assessment describes…

Understanding OCD, by Francine Rosenberg, Psy.D.

Consider the phrase, “just in case.” For many individuals, these three short words may bring about the image of a person who is ultimately prepared in life. They cause parents of young children to carry snacks and band aids every time they leave the house and others to grab an umbrella on a cloudy day.…

Aviation Psychology and Neuropsychology Daniel DaSilva, Ph.D.

Much as in the aftermath of many modern-day disasters and tragedies, the weeks and months following the Germanwings disaster in Europe have brought increased attention on mental health and mental health in aviation, in particular. In this case, there is heightened awareness and call for greater scrutiny of the psychological well-being of aircrew. Indeed this…

Boys and “The Mask You Live In” by Carly Orenstein, Psy.D.

Since reading Real Boys by William Pollack in graduate school, I have been fascinated to learn about the lives of boys. In my graduate and doctoral program, many of my papers were focused on the expectations we have on boys about manhood and masculinity. Subsequently, I have run countless boy-focused groups and seen numerous male…