Trauma-Informed Teaching with College Students

This one-hour course is intended to help college and university professors implement the tenants of trauma-informed teaching in college-level courses. It also specifically applies these ideas to online classes, as many universities are offering online learning this fall. The course is available for purchase for $20.

COVID-19 and ACEs

In my Introduction to Trauma-Informed Teaching course on Skillshare, I talk about the Adverse Childhood Experiences study from the CDC and Kaiser Permanente. Basically, the study determined that certain stressful or traumatic life experiences in childhood have a huge impact in adulthood and can lead to mental illness, physical illness, and early death. Kids withContinue reading “COVID-19 and ACEs”

Therapy During A Pandemic

In April 2020, I wrote an article for The UpTake about telemental health and telepsychology. At that time, I had been working remotely for about one month and had just gotten certified in telemental health. I also thought that working from home was a short-term solution. Weeks have become months, and although schools are lookingContinue reading “Therapy During A Pandemic”

Normal Responses to Abnormal Situations

Bernice Lewis says, “Normal’s just a setting on the washing machine,” and she’s right. There is no one way to feel or be. But I think it’s important to talk about our “new normal,” or living in the era of COVID-19. The Washington Post says that 34 out of every 100 Americans has met criteriaContinue reading “Normal Responses to Abnormal Situations”

Happy Birthday, Robin Williams

According to Twitter, today would have been Robin Williams’s 69th birthday. In honor of that, I dug up something I wrote just after he died, which is still relevant today. Here are some myths and facts about suicide and mental illness: If he/she/they had had more/better friends, he/she/they would not have died. I addressed thisContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Robin Williams”

May You Live in Interesting Times

There is conflicting information about the origins of this expression, but it is generally agreed to be a curse. We are watching history be made as each day goes by, and frankly, I wish I lived during a more boring chapter of future history books. At the same time, though, it is through the difficultContinue reading “May You Live in Interesting Times”