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Fall Quarter Updates and Student Guidelines COVID-19 Donations

child mental health, covid19, psychology

Stay-at-home orders disproportionately impact youth in or at-risk for foster care

Stuck at home and feeling stressed due to isolation, job loss and the pandemic, many Americans are turning to drugs and alcohol. Stressful situations combined with increased drug and alcohol use set the stage for potentially dangerous, abusive situations, especially for vulnerable youth.

covid19, psychology

Mindfulness with SBH

Update: This group is now meeting on Tuesdays at 12 PM and Thursdays at 11 AM. Find the new Facebook event here. The Zoom link and recording link remain the same.

covid19

Spring Quarter & COVID-19

Wow! Who could have imagined we would need to practice physical distancing during spring quarter? While this is a challenging time, we can all be comforted by the thought that humans are very resilient and that we will get through this. One of the characteristics that we look for in behavioral health professionals is cognitive flexibility, and this is one of these times where we realize how useful this really is.

alumni, child life, counseling and family sciences

Alumni Feature: Heather Saenz, MS, CCLS

When a child experiences an injury or illness that requires an ambulance ride to a hospital, it can be a traumatic event. Often, pre-hospital providers such as paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) have minimal knowledge of traumatic stress in children. They haven’t been trained in utilizing coping techniques or the provision of psychosocial care to pediatric patients and their families.

psychology, research

Dr. Boustani presents web-based virtual health agent for motivational interviewing at national conference

The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies is a multidisciplinary organization that aims to enhance the health and well-being of individuals by advancing the science of understanding, assessing, preventing, and treating human problems through the use of behavioral, cognitive, and biological evidence-based principles. Every year, members of ABCT meet for a national conference.

CRM, Trauma Team, global mental health, global service

#FlashbackFriday: International Behavioral Health Trauma Team offers community resiliency training to St. Vincent & the Grenadines

In December of 2013, the small island nation of St. Vincent suffered a devastating flood. With only a handful of psychiatrists and psychologists supporting the entire nation, access to behavioral health was limited and the government soon realized that it would need to train some of its citizens in crisis response.

Trauma Team, alumni, social work

Alumni Feature: Claire Muldrew, LCSW

Bridging Two Shores The Loma Linda University International Behavioral Health Trauma Team is currently working with local members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Ireland to provide training on the Community Resiliency Model® (CRM). Alumna Claire Muldrew has contributed to these efforts.

faculty, interdisciplinary studies

Dr. Nicholas Rockwood appointed to Division of Interdisciplinary Studies

The School of Behavioral Health is pleased to welcome one of our newest faculty members, Dr. Nicholas Rockwood. Dr. Rockwood is now working in the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies, specializing in quantitative research. He will be collaborating on projects with all three SBH departments in addition to teaching and lecturing. Dr.

CRM training, global mental health, global service, samoa

Teaching to Learn and Learning to Teach: A Summer in Samoa

It was apparent from the moment we stepped off the plane at Faleolo International Airport in Samoa that we were entering another world. A small nation comprised of six islands in the South Pacific approximately halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand, Samoa is stunningly, impossibly green. Arriving on the island was like stepping into a postcard.