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The Changing Face of Grief:

During the past few years, there has been a substantive shift in how grief has been portrayed by psychologists.  A useful place to begin this discussion…

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Peel Regional Police Safe Place Programme

Hate-motivated incidents are on the rise and continue to occur at an alarming rate in Peel Region. As a local practice, FVB Psychologists is committed…

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Psychological Assessment and Management of Chronic Pain

In a recent seminar on chronic pain held in Toronto, Dr. Dennis Turk, a psychologist and well-respected figure in the field of pain, reported that 80-85…

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Evaluating Suicide Risk in Adolescents

According to Canadian statistics, the incidence of suicide attempts among adolescents may be as high as 8% (Simeon, 1989).

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Death in the Workplace:

With the ageing of our population and the increased numbers of workers over 50 (many of whom are struggling to support elderly, dying parents), issues…

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What Makes an Event Traumatic?

Although the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (4th ed.) (DSM-IV) defines posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as exposure to a traumatic event during…

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Identifying Bereaved Children At-Risk in the School System

When a child experiences the death of a parent or sibling, family life, as once known, comes to a dramatic and oftenfrightening halt. Bereaved children…

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Treatment of Posttraumatic Anxiety

Other articles in this Newsletter have pointed out how exposure to traumatic events can shatter an individual’s sense of security and lead to a marked…

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Identification of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities in Children

Many people are familiar with the idea of a Language-based Learning Disability (LLD) that is characterized by difficulties learning to read that are apparent…