Talking with Kids about COVID-19: Up to Date with Steve Kraske:
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Talking with Kids about COVID-19: Up to Date with Steve Kraske:

Here’s the discussion from my March appearance on Up to Date with Steve Krakse in it’s special COVID-19 time slot. We talk about how to explain social distancing to kids of all ages, why folks with anxiety may actually be doing better right now than less anxious peers, how to create safe social interactions for…

Three DBT Skills to Help You Through the Coronavirus Pandemic 
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Three DBT Skills to Help You Through the Coronavirus Pandemic 

During this extraordinary time, it is hard to know how to manage. Our typical coping strategies may no longer work which can make us feel even more helpless and confused. Our access to support systems may be limited which can lead to a sense of isolation and loneliness. Learning new skills to help combat these…

Let's Toss New Years Resolutions and Replace Them with A Willingness List
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Let's Toss New Years Resolutions and Replace Them with A Willingness List

One of the key concepts in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is to give up avoiding our painful feelings and learn to embrace them, while learning to make decisions based on what we value. As I was working up a topic for the final Fox 4 Morning Show of 2019, I realized how New Years resolutions…

Moving from Sex Talk to Sex Conversation
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Moving from Sex Talk to Sex Conversation

Here’s the material from the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) I discussed on the air (listen to attached clip), with the annotations taken from our slowly forthcoming book Consent-Based Sex Education to be released in 2020 (finally!) Key Concept I: Human Development Goals: Help children[1] to appreciate their bodies. Provide information about…

Understanding How A Teen's Conflict in Gender Identity Can Come Out Pretty Great
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Understanding How A Teen's Conflict in Gender Identity Can Come Out Pretty Great

In this segment of Up to Date with Steve Kraske, I’m joined by Peter, a twenty-four-year-old transman who recently underwent top surgery–the removal of breast tissue to to confirm gender. I’ve known Peter for many years and have watched him on his journey from insecure and dysphoric teen to confident and hopeful young adult. As…

Women's Fascination with True Crime: It's Not "Weird" at All
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Women's Fascination with True Crime: It's Not "Weird" at All

The genre of true crime has always been fascinating to me. It’s actually what drew me to the field of psychology. Dr. Kelsey Daugherty is a huge fan. Dr. Wes’ daughter, Alyssa, got into forensic accounting after a long standing interest in crime scene investigation. Her new favorite true crime sub-genre investigates financial scams like…