Author Archives: Dana Grote, Ph.D.

Therapists Need to Engage in Self-Care to Prevent Compassion Fatigue

An important issue I believe psychologists, counselors, social workers and others in “helping” professions need to stay mindful of is something called “compassion fatigue.”  I know, personally, I have always believed that I do a pretty good job of compartmentalizing … Continue reading

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DSM-5 to be released in May 2013

A highly anticipated event in the mental health field in the upcoming release of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). It is anticipated that the DSM-5 will be released by the American Psychiatric … Continue reading

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Six Success Attributes for Individuals with Learning Disabilities

I see many clients who have learning disabilities, and while some of them unfortunately “slipped through the cracks” in school, not receiving the extra one-on-one help and other resources they needed to succeed academically, there are those who have achieved … Continue reading

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Trauma and Psychological Assessment

I attended a wonderful conference last Friday that was hosted by the Colorado Assessment Society called “Exploring the Landscape of Trauma with Psychological Assessment” that was presented by Judith Armstrong, Ph.D. Dr. Armstrong has worked for many years in the … Continue reading

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What do intelligence tests measure?

The most current version of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV), is considered the gold standard in psychological assessment for measuring cognitive or intellectual ability. The Full Scale IQ score, in most cases, best … Continue reading

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Finding Work After a Brain Injury

By Gregory Ayotte, Director of Consumer Services, Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) In working with many clients who have an invisible disability (e.g., a brain injury, learning disability, psychiatric disorder, etc.), I know how difficult it can be for … Continue reading

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Resources for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

(By Penny Pickett, Associate Administrator for Entrepreneurial Development, U.S. Small Business Administration) More and more Americans with disabilities are going into business for themselves. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, people with disabilities are almost twice as likely … Continue reading

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