Cul♦ture | \kəl-chər\ | noun
The totality of all the individual artifacts, behaviors, and mental concepts transmitted among the members of society by learning; what remains of a man's past working on his present to shape his future.¹    

¹Campbell, M.D., Robert J. (1996)  Psychiatric Dictionary: Seventh Edition. New York: Oxford University Press.

New Report Shows Increase in ADHD Diagnosis among Girls, Hispanic Children
By: Brittney Dunkins 


Diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD—the most-diagnosed mental disorder among U.S. children—continues to rise, according to a report published Tuesday in the Journal of Clinical Psychology.


ADHD diagnosis among U.S. children ages 5 to 17 increased 43 percent between 2003 and 2011, according to the report, “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Parent-reported Diagnosis of ADHD.”



The jump equates to 5.8 million—or nearly 1 in 10—children and young adults in the United States with ADHD.

Why Mindfulness Is a Superpower: An Animation

Narrated by Dan Harris, author of 10% Happier
Animation by Katy Davis (AKA Gobblynne)
Animation assistant: Kim Alexander


Practicing mindfulness is one of the single most powerful things you can do for your wellbeing. Want to give it a try? Visit for guided meditations and other mindfulness-building activities designed by experts.




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Scientific Meeting » The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series - Psilocybin: History, Neuropharmacology, and Implications for Therapeutics
3 Dec 2019, 5:00 am
On December 3, 2019, Dr. Roland R. Griffiths will present “Psilocybin: History, Neuropharmacology, and Implications for Therapeutics,” as part of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Director’s Innovation Speaker Series.

Scientific Meeting » The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: Neural Decoding and Control of Multiscale Brain Networks to Treat Mood Disorders and Beyond
21 Nov 2019, 5:00 am
On November 21, 2019, Dr. Maryam M. Shanechi will present “Neural Decoding and Control of Multiscale Brain Networks to Treat Mood Disorders and Beyond,” as part of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Director’s Innovation Speaker Series.

Science News » NIH Awards Funding for Early Autism Screening
6 Nov 2019, 5:00 am
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded more than four million dollars in FY 2019 to support seven research projects aimed at developing and validating screening tools to detect signs of autism spectrum disorder in the first year of life.

Science News » Reading the Brain’s Map: Coordinated Brain Activation Supports Spatial Learning and Decision-Making
30 Oct 2019, 4:00 am
NIH-supported study finds that spatial “replay” in neurons may help rats learn how to navigate toward goals.

Science News » Schizophrenia Risk Gene Linked to Cognitive Deficits in Mice
24 Oct 2019, 4:00 am
Mice with an impaired version of one the few genes definitively linked to schizophrenia showed abnormalities in working memory, mimicking those commonly seen in schizophrenia patients.

Is Online Courtship the Safest Way to Arrange a Date?
12 Nov 2019, 12:37 pm
Online dating is a popular way to meet prospective partners. But can it really be safer? Research has some surprising answers.

On World Kindness Day Let's Expand Our Compassion Footprint 
12 Nov 2019, 12:09 pm
November 13 is World Kindness Day, but every day should be blanketed by an umbrella of respect, benevolence, and compassion for all beings, nonhuman and human.

Brookline K Teachers Speak Out for Children’s Happiness
12 Nov 2019, 11:18 am
Kindergarten teachers can see first hand the harmful effects of our education policy for little children. Will they be heard? Will common sense and compassion prevail?

12 Nov 2019, 9:36 am
You don't need to justify your existence. Wake up every day and start your day by choosing yourself!

Facing the Apocalypse
12 Nov 2019, 7:58 am
A thought experiment that can help us live more wisely.

Supervisee perspectives on supervision processes: An introduction to the special issue.
8 Aug 2019, 4:00 am
In this introduction to the special issue “Supervisee Perspectives on Supervision Processes,” we provide a theoretical grounding and overview the research context of the articles across the special issue. With respect to theory, the articles in this special issue are conceptualized as re

Student self-disclosure in clinical supervision.
8 Aug 2019, 4:00 am
Determining how, when, and what information to self-disclose in therapy is a sophisticated skill that, like any clinical competency, should first be rehearsed in supervision. Information such as personal reactions to patients, fears associated with professional performance, or individual factors tha

Hello from the other side: Student of color perspectives in supervision.
8 Aug 2019, 4:00 am
The demographic make-up of students in mental health-focused graduate programs continues to diversify, making it increasingly imperative for supervisors providing supervision to trainees to be able to do so in a multiculturally responsive manner. As two students who come from underrepresented backgr