Teaching requires a lot of planning, from organizing the classroom to developing engaging content for students every day. It is important for teachers – especially those working with young children – to establish a vetted repertoire of go-to lesson plans to promote development that is critical from birth to grade 3.… Read More
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
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
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 ProfessionalsPosted 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 ProfessionalsPosted 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
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 ProfessionalsPosted 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