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Top HR Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

Posted November 12, 2018 | By csponline

The interview for an HR position is more critical than you may think. After all, it determines if you’ll become part of the department responsible for screening and hiring. The interview is not just about your qualifications for the role. How well you understand conducting interviews, developing talent, and meeting employees’ needs are also factors.… Read More

Opioids: A Brief Review

Posted October 25, 2018 | By csponline

By Jerrod Brown, Ph.D. and Matthew D. Krasowski, M.D., Ph.D.

Opioids are a type of drug that relieve pain by influencing opioid receptors throughout the neurological system. The first opioids used medically were chemical components of the opium poppy, a class of compounds known specifically as opiates.… Read More

Rule 82 Problem Gambling Assessment: A Brief Review

Posted October 25, 2018 | By csponline

By Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., & John Von Eschen, MA, LMFT

Rule 82 Problem Gambling Assessment

Problem gambling is the compulsion to continue gambling in spite of devastating consequences such as behavioral, physiological, and fiscal problems. For example, problem gamblers are significantly more likely than the general population to commit suicide.… Read More

Theory of Mind (ToM): An Advanced Overview with Implications for Criminal Justice, Forensic Mental Health, and Legal Professionals

Posted October 25, 2018 | By csponline

By Jerrod Brown, Ph.D.

Theory of Mind (ToM) is the cognitive capacity of an individual to ascribe mental states (e.g., thoughts, beliefs, motivations, and emotions) to oneself as well as other individuals. Another important aspect of ToM is the ability to recognize that mental states can vary across individuals.… Read More

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS): A Need for Greater Awareness, Education, and Understanding Among Criminal Justice and Forensic Mental Health Professionals

Posted October 25, 2018 | By csponline

Author: Jerrod Brown, Ph.D.

Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)

Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) occurs in babies that experience prenatal exposure to opioids. The baby is simply exposed to opioids in the womb during the course of pregnancy. As a result, the infant is born already addicted to whatever substances the mother consumed during her pregnancy.… Read More

Testifying in Court: An Introduction for Mental Health Professionals

Posted October 25, 2018 | By csponline

Authors: Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., Diana Lynn Barnes, Psy.D, Hal Pickett Psy. D., LP, ABPP, & Janina Cich, MA

Please note: This article was originally published in MAMFT News

(The Newsletter for the Minnesota Marriage and Family Therapy Association)


Mental health professionals with limited forensic and legal education and training are sometimes asked or subpoenaed to testify in court for a variety of reasons.… Read More

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Sexually Inappropriate Behaviors: A Guide for Criminal Justice and Forensic Mental Health Professionals

Posted October 25, 2018 | By csponline

Jerrod Brown,1,2,3 Rae Mitten4, Megan N. Carter5,6i, Jeffrey Haun7,8ii, Amanda Fenrich9iii, Diane Neal10, Brenda Frye2, Judge Anthony Wartnik2, Stefanie Varga11, Trisha M. Kivisalu12ix, Charlotte Gerth Haanen13x, Hal Pickett14, Diane Harr2, Elizabeth (Anne) Russell15, & Ryan Van Gundy16

1Pathways Counseling Center, Inc., St.… Read More

7 Benefits of Yoga for the Student Athlete

Posted October 16, 2018 | By csponline

This guest post was written by Lacey Doboszenski, who is an athlete, coach, and teacher in Minnesota. Follow Lacey on her blog or Instagram.  

My life has been spent mostly dedicated to movement. I competed gymnastics throughout grade school, high school, and college.… Read More

What Are the Highest Paying HR Jobs?

Posted October 16, 2018 | By csponline

An improving economy is driving job growth in HR, according to recruiting agency Randstad. Organizations are looking to expand and grow, which is resulting in the need for HR professionals who can help manage the hiring, training, and benefits for new talent.… Read More

Employee Burnout: Tackling One of the Biggest HR Issues

Posted October 8, 2018 | By csponline

Ninety-five percent of HR leaders say employee burnout is sabotaging workforce retention, according to a survey from workforce management company Kronos. Nearly half of HR leaders added that employee burnout is responsible for up to half of annual workforce turnover.… Read More

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