“Los Momentos Magicos”: A Practical Model for Child Mental Health Professionals to Volunteer by Supporting Caregivers in Institutions in Developing Countries

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By Alexandra Murray Harrison, Boston, USA In the context of visits to orphanages and hospitals in Central America and India, I have developed a model for mental health professionals in developed countries to volunteer their consultation services to caregivers of children in developing countries, in a long-term relationship, with episodic visits and regular skype contact. What appears in this issue of Perspectives is an excerpt from my blog,...

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The Psychology Of Violence In Sports — On The Field And In The Stands

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By Leonard Glass, MD.  Originally published in WBUR’s Cognoscenti.   In this Aug. 20, 2011 photo, football fans fight in the stands during a preseason NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders in San Francisco. (Ben Margot/AP) I thought my mother was a quintessentially maternal woman. But at one of my college’s football games, just before the last crucial goal line play, she yelled out her wish for the...

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What to Do When Your Child Is Struggling

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What to Do When Your Child Is Struggling by Judy Yanof , M.D.* April 25, 2013   Seeing that their child is unhappy or struggling often leaves parents feeling not only distressed, but also helpless. As parents, we often do not know how to help our children, because children generally are not very good at telling us what is bothering them. They often do not know why they are unhappy, and they may not have the words to articulate their experience....

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