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Training and Recruiting Licensed Psychologists

Prairie View plays a significant role in training many psychologists by providing an APA-accredited internship. We offer incredibly diverse, quality training for our interns. Each winter, prospective interns participate in a national match process wherein they compete for internships with other students from universities all over the country. Once they are matched and start training…

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Social Anxiety Disorder: When Normal Experiences Become Abnormal

We’ve all had experiences that made us nervous: that time you were forced to speak in front of a group of peers; that time you were unexpectedly called on to give an answer despite purposely averting your gaze; that embarrassing time when you stumbled over a crack in the sidewalk and your first instinct was…

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The Health of Our Hearts

Happy American Heart Month! February not only brings us Valentine’s Day, but a time to focus on the health of our hearts. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and studies show that children as young as 10, may show the beginning signs of the disease with the appearance of…

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Why Spirituality Matters in Recovery from Addiction

Historically, addiction was viewed as a personal failing, a moral flaw. Even now when most health professionals understand addiction as a disease, there is still a stigma surrounding addiction. People do not understand the behavior of someone struggling with addiction, so they assume – and may even say out loud – that something is wrong…

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When We Volunteer

Spending my evening at a nursing home was not how I had envisioned my weekend starting out. However, sometimes when you are asked to do something, you agree to do it even if it isn’t your first choice. Hopefully you agree to do it because it is the right thing to do, even if not…

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Boys & Girls At Play: Benefits of Game Play On the Brain

iPhones, iPads, tablets, Play Station, Xbox, and on and on. Electronics can be excellent for entertainment and education, but can you remember the last time you pulled out Chutes and Ladders and sat down on the floor, face to face with your young kids and just played? When was the last time you sat in…

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Living Compassionately

Recently I heard someone say that what is needed in the world today is more compassion. This person even went so far as to say that people have forgotten how to be compassionate. What is it about compassion that is so difficult? In her book Boundless Compassion, Joyce Rupp says that “Living compassionately is rarely…

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Ten Ways To Be a Great Board Member

The nonprofit landscape in Kansas continues to grow and change. Increasing legislative pressure, need for stronger fund development strategies, greater utilization of services, and changing regulation all mean that Kansas nonprofits are looking to their boards for direction. With so many nonprofits looking for good leaders, here are some tips to help you become an…

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Gaming Disorder: All Fun and Games?

Video games have come a long way in the last 50 years – from the very basic graphics and gameplay of “Pong” in the early 1970s to the ultra-realistic and life-like depictions that we see in today’s titles, ranging from athletic competitions to war-like simulations. The Brain’s Response It is easy to see the appeal…

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Components of Trauma-Informed Care

Patients who have experienced trauma can benefit from emerging best practices in trauma-informed care at Prairie View. These practices involve both organizational and clinical changes that have the potential to improve patient engagement, health outcomes, provider and staff wellness, and decrease unnecessary utilization. Trauma-informed care acknowledges the need to understand a patient’s life experiences. Core…

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