13 Reasons Why – What You Should Know – Suicide Prevention

By Dr. Christopher Thurber | May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

213 Things Adults Should Know About 13 Reasons Why by Dr. Chris Thurber (PDF) Assessing Suicidality (PDF) If you suspect that an individual is considering suicide, contact: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The effects of suicide are not limited to those who die. Suicide is a serious public health problem that has shattered the…

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Innovation at Camp: We Preach It, Are We Practicing It? From the Desk of Professor Dave

By David Malter | April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

I consider myself incredibly lucky to spend my days talking and thinking about camp…it’s awesome! I am constantly thinking about, discussing and researching ways to improve on the already impressive work we are doing at our camps from staff training to meals to program. Having the opportunity to then take all the background work I’ve done…

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By David Malter | March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Other People Matter”- Chris Peterson March 20th was The International Day of Happiness. In celebration, throughout the month of March, I received emails sharing ways to increase my happiness. What struck me was that none of the emails suggested buying a pair of expensive shoes or a box of chocolates. Instead, the focus, and rightly so, was…

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From the Desk of Professor Dave

By David Malter | February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lessons from the Road I recently had the privilege of speaking at CODACON and Campminder Camp 8 in Boulder, CO. My wife, Pam, was there representing her camp and learning more about Campminder (and also supporting me). After the conference, we rented a 1995 VW Eurovan and lived in it for 18 days. It is…

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! To A Year that Is Positive and Full of Purpose

By David Malter | February 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s that time of year when people reflect and set “new goals” or “New Year’s resolutions” for themselves. As you can imagine, it is easy to make New Year’s resolutions, but much more difficult to complete them. When I reflect on the goals that I have been able to maintain or the goals my patients…

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Being Grateful

By David Malter | November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s that’s time of year (Thanksgiving), when many of us take a moment to focus on what we are grateful for. For as long as I can remember, it has been a tradition in my family that my mother goes around the Thanksgiving table and asks each of us (grown-ups and kids) what we are…

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Dr. Caren Baruch-Feldman’s Very Own Psychological Top Ten List

By David Malter | November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

  I had a choice this month, break my habit of writing a blog each month or share one of my favorite blogs from the past. I chose to keep my habit going and share a favorite blog. With 1 hour left in the month, here are some of my favorite things (10 of them).…

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Kids Lives Matter

By David Malter | November 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

We are very proud to share this thought provoking article in the St. Louis Dispatch written by Expert Online Training Faculty member, Kevin Gordon. Anxiety and animosity regarding race, gender and inequality are approaching a tipping point. Last month, there was another black person killed by another white police officer. I wish this were an…

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Responding To Negative Messages

By David Malter | October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

When I was a sophomore in college, I took a class titled, “Corporate Communications” and now I actually teach a similar course at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. I sure do wish I was a more diligent student and paid a bit more attention all those years ago. However, there is at least one…

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Keep The Good Feelings Of Summer Alive, Year Round

By Dr. Caren Baruch-Feldman | September 6, 2016 | 2 Comments

As many of you know, I am writing a book – The Grit Guide for Teens. The good news is that I just gave the book into the editor today (5 minutes ago). The bad news is that writing an original blog was impossible. However, as you all know, I am a big fan of habits and…

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