Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Virginia Tech Shootings

Following trauma, time passes, wounds heal and life goes on -- but the lessons of painful experiences must be remembered. The Lessons Learned report completed in the aftermath of the Virginia Tech Shootings by Psychological Health Roanoke and our associates is being published in the Online “Journal of Excellence”. By thus memorializing the event, we continue to honor the dead and those that responded to the tragedy with wisdom, skill and courage.
The paper authored by John Heil, Loren Johnson, Dick Gilbert, Joelle Inge-Messerschmidt, Ron Salzbach, Maisha Smith and Steve Strosnider is available at:

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

VT Psych Practicum Summer 09

PHR continues to offer a Psychology Practicum to undergraduate VT psychology majors. Comments from Molly Madden follow.

Psychological Health Roanoke gives undergraduates an unbelievable experience on the inner workings of clinical psychology. The staff made it such a welcoming and pleasurable experience. The doctors were more than willing to take time out of their schedules to help me and were some of the nicest people I have ever met. They are very knowledgeable in their specific fields. It was very rewarding to work with each individual psychologist. Sitting in on group psychotherapy for patients with pain and medical problems helped me to appreciate what I have. I hope to have a long career in clinical psychology and will never forget I got my start at Psychological Health Roanoke.

Molly Madden

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Motivating Your Teenager

School is back in session, and the first round of exams is just around the corner. How will your teen stand up to this moment of academic reckoning? Will things be well begun or just half-done? Will priorities be in order or disarray? Check out the June edition of the Advantage EAP Newsletter for insight and advice for parents dealing with these tough teenage years. Click on the Resources tab on our homepage