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How a Trauma-Informed Psychological Evaluation Is Completed

This is the third in a series of articles regarding Trauma-Informed Psychological Evaluations. Part 1 here  |  Part 2 here​by Dr. Julianne LudlamTests and measures used in trauma-informed evaluations​The range of possible posttraumatic outcomes requires both broad and specific measures. Briere and Spinazzola (2005) recommend at least two broadband screening measures, such as the MMPI-2 and […]

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Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder?

We all have that one friend who will re-fold laundry that wasn’t folded “perfectly,” or who will obsess over a crooked painting on the wall with the excuse of, “sorry, it’s my OCD!” While crooked photos and wrinkled sheets are annoying, the realities of Obsessive- Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) stretch past organizational quirks and can […]

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It Is Not Always About PTSD

This is the second in a series of articles regarding Trauma-Informed Psychological Evaluations. Part 1 here​by Dr. Julianne LudlamAlthough disorders like PTSD are considered synonymous with trauma, a history of trauma can lead to a variety of other psychological disorders and physical problems – issues that are not always considered unless a careful assessment is […]

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IQ or EQ: Which Measurement Is The Best Predictor For Success?

By Lisa J. Foss, MA, LPCAAre you worried about your child’s future success? If so, this article is for you!An individual’s intelligence quotient (IQ) is determined by completing standardized testing that assesses an individual’s mental abilities using measurements of skills from verbal to spatial abilities and comparing scores to others of similar age. However, IQ […]

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What Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

In the age of social media, constant validation through likes, subscribers, and selfies has added a new term to the vocabulary of modern society: narcissistic. While the Greek god Narcissus is well known for glancing one too many times in the mirror, and those who are obsessive over their exterior appearance often coin the term […]

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February 5, 2020 in All

What Is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is an extremely difficult disorder to deal with, both for the person who has it, and, for family and friends. BPD is characterized by severe mood swings that can lead to impulsivity, low self-esteem, unstable relationships, and extreme reactions to stressors, such as psychotic episodes, severe depression, or self-harm. People affected with […]

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February 5, 2020 in All

Trauma-Informed Psychological Evaluations

This is the first in a series of articles on this topic by Dr. Julianne LudlamDo you have clients who you believe are struggling with traumatic backgrounds? Do you wonder if your clients’ past stressful experiences affect their present behaviors, whether or not they have psychiatric diagnoses or see their own pasts as relevant? If […]

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Books That Matter To Us

In this post, each of us will share some books that have been helpful to us and some books that we would recommend. We hope you find it interesting and insightful. Please contact us with any questions or feedback.  Thanks! – Julianne Ludlam, Ph.D. – Lisa Foss, MA – Kaytie Mero, MA – Whitney Wall, Ph.D – Katrina Kuzyszyn-Jones, Phy.D. […]

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