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Gender Euphoria and Supporting Transgender and Nonbinary Youth

Posted on 04/06/2024 in gender, gender affirmation, gender identity, trans youth

Gender euphoria is a positive emotional state experienced when one's gender identity aligns with their gender expression. This term contrasts with gender dysphoria, which denotes the distress arising from a mismatch between one’s gender identity and assigned gender at birth. While much research focuses on the negative impacts of gender dysphoria, understanding gender euphoria is crucial for supporting transgender and nonbinary individuals. This blog explores actions that can promote gender euphoria among transgender and nonbinary youth, based on findings from The Trevor Project’s 2023 National Survey on the Mental Health of LGBTQ Young People. Background Gender euphoria can be both… Read More Here!

 

Creating a Psychologically Safe Workplace

Posted on 09/05/2024 in Corporate Care, Mental Health, Workplace

According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, “seventy per cent of Canadian employees are concerned about the psychological health and safety of their workplace, and 14 per cent don’t think theirs is healthy or safe at all.” This kind of number can have a detrimental impact on people’s personal lives, which can contribute to having a negative impact on the workplace.  Understanding Psychological Safety A psychologically safe workplace is an environment where employees feel comfortable expressing themselves, taking risks, owning their mistakes and sharing their opinions and ideas without fear of any negative consequences. This type of workplace is… Read More Here!

 

RAE Institute

Posted on 07/05/2024 in

ABOUT RAE INSTITUTE The RAE Institute for Clinical Research, Assessment, and Education is a collaborative venture between Insight Psychological and Family Solutions Group, dedicated to fostering excellence in the field of psychology. The commitment to professional development is exemplified through the three comprehensive training programs offered, the Master Clinician Program, Advanced Supervisor Certificate Program, and Formal Clinical Assessment Certificate Program.​ Each of the programs that RAE Institute offers are developed and facilitated by Senior Registered Psychologists. All Instructors have been recognized by the Court of Kings Bench and provincial courts as expert witnesses, qualified to provide expert testimony in clinical… Read More Here!

 

The Impacts of Technology on Children and their Mental Health

Posted on 05/04/2024 in Children, Mental Health, Technology, Teens

In today’s tech-driven world,  technology offers undeniable benefits, however we must not ignore its concerning impact on mental health, especially among children. The rise in screen time and social media use among children has been linked to a surge in mental health issues, affecting their social skills and overall well-being. This intricate relationship between screen time and mental health emphasizes the importance of a balanced approach to technology usage. Prioritizing the holistic health and development of our younger generations requires us to address these challenges proactively as we navigate the digital landscape. Throughout this blog post we will discuss the… Read More Here!

 

Core Beliefs

Posted on 21/03/2024 in Core Beliefs, Mental Health

Written by: Robyn Campbell, Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC, (She/Her) Core beliefs are the fundamental ideas that individuals hold about themselves, others, and the world around them. They have a strong impact on how people perceive things, make decisions, and see themselves. Core beliefs often start to form in our childhood, and they can be altered through our experiences throughout life as well. The stronger the roots of a core belief are, the more powerful their influence can be. Negative core beliefs can impact our overall mental health significantly. For example: A negative core belief of “I’m unlikeable” will lead to… Read More Here!