Blog & News Updates

The Benefits of Small Group Instruction in Primary Grades

Posted January 21, 2021 | By csponline

This blog post was written by guest contributor Halee Sikorski.

I’ve taught a variety of grades throughout my educational experience: fifth grade, third grade, and now first grade. One thing that has remained consistent is utilizing small group instruction in both my literacy and math blocks.… Read More

Suggestibility: A Brief Overview

Posted October 30, 2020 | By csponline

Suggestibility is the tendency of an individual to alter their account of events due to receiving misleading information (Bright-Paul, Jarrold & Wright, 2008; Gudjonnson, 1992; Meissner, Kelly, & Woestehoff, 2015). This misleading information can be in the form of questions asked during an interview; perceived or real pressure from the interviewer; the type, wording, and tone of the questions; as well as information received after an event (Brimbal, Kleinman, Oleszkiewicz, & Meissner, 2018; Gudjonsson, Sigurdsson, Bragason, Einarsson, & Valdimarsdottir, 2004; Meissner et al., 2015).… Read More

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Suggestibility: A Beginner’s Guide for Criminal Justice, Forensic Mental Health, and Legal Interviewers

Posted October 30, 2020 | By csponline

Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., Vanessa Spiller, Ph.D., Megan N. Carter, Psy.D., ABPP, & Nicole Kimberley-Staeheli, MATS

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a serious, though relatively unknown, public health issue which affects millions of individuals in North America.  FASD occurs far more frequently than the better-known Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and is a life course persistent disorder associated with significant rates of disability and impaired functioning.  … Read More

Treatment Modalities Recommended for Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities

Posted October 30, 2020 | By csponline

*The statements, views, and opinions in this article are those of the author. These statements are not the views or opinions of WA DOC or the WA DOC SOTAP.

The goal of this article to provide a brief overview of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and how these treatment modalities are being used to treat sexual offenders, specifically sexual offenders with intellectual disabilities (ID).… Read More

Teenagers, Technology, & Mental Health

Posted October 30, 2020 | By csponline

Technology is deeply integrated into our lives through work or personal entertainment. Technology is constantly changing, and its existence will only grow in the future. The increased usage of technology changes an adolescent’s view of what is real life. Adolescents compare themselves to others online, leading to peer envy and depression.… Read More

Cyberbullying Within Higher Education: Has it Improved?

Posted October 30, 2020 | By csponline

Social media has demonstrated its educational utility time and time again. Through its ability to assist educators and students in communicating and engaging with one another both on and off-campus, social media connects people in ways that were, until recently, impossible due to geographical, language, social, or other barriers.… Read More

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Sleep Disturbances: A Beginner’s Guide for Caregivers, Professionals, and Impacted Individuals

Posted October 30, 2020 | By csponline

Given its high prevalence, combined with the lack of routine clinical training on its signs and symptoms and its association with disability and mortality across the globe, traumatic brain injury (TBI) — a change in brain structure or functioning caused by an outside force — is a major public health issue.… Read More

The Principle Components of Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Posted July 27, 2020 | By csponline

This article is from Volume 6, Issue 1 of Forensic Scholars Today, a quarterly publication featuring topics from the world of forensic mental health. Jeremiah Schimp

Concordia University – Saint Paul

Psychiatric rehabilitation is rooted in the hope of recovery and increased quality of life for those with mental illness.… Read More

Covert Sensitization: An Introduction

Posted July 27, 2020 | By csponline

This article is from Volume 6, Issue 1 of Forensic Scholars Today, a quarterly publication featuring topics from the world of forensic mental health.

By Amanda Fenrich

The purpose of this article is to provide a brief, introductory overview of covert sensitization.… Read More

Conscientious Fathers: In Pursuit of Parental Inclusion

Posted July 24, 2020 | By csponline

This article is from Volume 6, Issue 1 of Forensic Scholars Today, a quarterly publication featuring topics from the world of forensic mental health.

Joshua Kirven, MSW, Ph.D.

Efforts to assist children living in high‐poverty areas often focus on encouraging the father to be more involved in the child’s life (Mincy, Pouncy, & Zilanawala, 2016). … Read More

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