Monthly Archives: February 2012

Bullying and Cyberbullying: Alberta Education hones its definitions

Alberta Education recently announced an updated Education Act (now in second reading).  Although critics claim that “not much has changed,” the ministry aims to target bullying and cyberbullying. The new Act names the 3rd week in November as Bullying Awareness … Continue reading

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Porn: Good or Bad? A Psychological Perspective

, My job requires me to be extremely open-minded and non-judgmental. As such, I have adopted the mantra of “to each their own”, holding firm to the understanding that a person’s right to choose for themselves trumps any value I … Continue reading

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Is it ADHD or LD? – Update

A recent national opinion poll shows that most Canadians are confident about psychologists’ abilities.  However, only 44% of Canadians are aware of psychology’s role in diagnosis, assessment, and management of learning disabilities. Of course, from my chair (as a psychologist), our role … Continue reading

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Teen Self-harm: Upcoming Community Presentations

We have received a wonderful response to our posting about teen self-harm.  It was our hope that sharing this information would be a help and a comfort to anyone wanting to learn more. I will be sharing similar information in … Continue reading

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Bullying & Cyberbullying: does it begin at home?

The news this morning shared yet another report discussing the pitfalls of corporal punishment: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Health/20120206/physical-punishment-long-term-development-120206/ Already, by 8:30 a.m. on the radio, earnest discussions and protests arose.  “Kids need discipline.”  “Physical punishment is necessary – like when my daughter hit another … Continue reading

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