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  • 20
    Mar

    La Grandes Ventajas de una Evaluación Psicológica de Inmigración

    El propósito general de una evaluación psicológica para la corte de inmigración es documentar cualquier condición o diagnóstico de salud mental y describir, desde una perspectiva psicológica, cómo una posible deportación afectaría a un cliente y su familia. Una evaluación psicológica de inmigración también puede ayudar a abordar las discrepancias en el informe de...

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  • 11
    Feb

    Are Bilingual People Smarter?

    In some ways, sure it does help to be bilingual. Knowing two languages by itself represents a big advantage. Of course, being bilingual will help you be more marketable and, often, necessary depending on where and with whom you work. Also, it helps you at learning additional languages and detecting language sounds, even when...

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  • 29
    Jan

    Codependency – What is it? What to do?

    Codependency is a circular relationship in which one person needs the other person, who in turn, needs to be needed. The codependent person, known as ‘the giver,’ feels worthless unless they are needed by — and making sacrifices for — the enabler, otherwise known as ‘the taker. It involves the desire to fix/save people and...

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  • 18
    Jan

    Making Resolutions Happen!

    As we start the new year, resolutions may begin to fade. For most people it is difficult to persevere when setting goals. However, if you reflect on past failure in pursuing resolutions in a constructive way, you might gain insight. This can help improve your success rate with resolutions. The keyword is “constructive”. The...

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  • 09
    Jan

    Immigration PTSD – What is It? How to Resolve?

    Migration is associated with specific stressors, mainly related to the experience of leaving the country of origin and moving to a new, unfamiliar country. This process is usually associated with multiple stressors (e.g., language, financial pressure, challenging immigration processes, family separation, etc.). These stressors usually contribute to different mental health problems, especially Post Traumatic...

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  • 11
    Dec

    Difficult Times

    Now more than ever, we are all facing major challenges. Life is full many aspects that need to be resolved as we go along. Our basic needs must be fulfilled as a first step. Some of these basic needs are food, shelter, love, health, etc. It is easy to mention these and some more...

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  • 24
    Nov

    Connectedness

    These have been challenging times. The pandemic (COVID-19) has become a major, lifetime event that has impacted all of us in many ways. COVID-19 has had many ramifications. First, we have the medical and health concern. We all want to stay healthy, ourselves and our family. So much information to digest, news constantly bombarding...

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  • 25
    Jun

    The Big Picture: Effectiveness vs. Efficiency

    There are three important trends that are influencing the way we approach our lives and our work. We live in a-high-speed world. With the advent of the Internet and other technological advancements, we are used to everything being fast. We now order online, and items are shipped almost instantly, we need information, and we...

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  • 24
    May

    Malingering: Detecting it or Proving Otherwise

    So first of all, what is malingering? Malingering is an act, not a psychological condition. It involves pretending to have a physical or psychological condition to gain a reward or avoid something. For example, exaggerating or making up symptoms to obtain special accommodations or to be exempt from a process (e.g., VAWA, jury duty, USA Citizenship Exam Exemption, etc.)....

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  • 08
    May

    Preparing for Retirement – The Right Mindset

    Retirement is a reality that we will all face and if not properly managed can contribute to significant hardships. For example, the Journal of Population Ageing identified that those who retired were about twice as likely to have depression symptoms vs. those still working. The Centers for Disease Control report that suicide rates for...

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