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Dispelling the Myths About Millennials in the Workplace

Posted January 7, 2019 | By csponline

Millennials are the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Thirty-five percent of the American labor force participants are millennials, who are defined as those born between 1981 and 1996.… Read More

Your Ultimate Guide to Early Childhood Education Lesson Plans

Posted January 4, 2019 | By csponline

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

Concordia Announces eSports as 17th Varsity Athletics Program

Posted December 7, 2018 | By csponline

Golden Bears become first in Minnesota to launch official eSports program.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Concordia-St. Paul associate director of athletics Regan McAthie is excited that the University will officially endorse a varsity eSports team, beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year.… Read More

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

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