What a fantastic conference! My best friend Dan and I headed up a two-day workshop and gave the keynote sendoff talk to end Love & Autism 2018 with a bang. Thank you to everyone who came to show support and help make this conference possible. Home
I made it! It has been quite the journey. To think I started out as an Idaho farm boy, left to North Carolina at Duke University to study psychology and throw shot-puts, came to Oregon to earn a doctorate in psychology, to now find myself in Temple, Texas! It has been […]
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I recently finished up my Master’s degree, which is integrated into the doctoral program here at Fox. Hurrah! As I sat with my colleagues during the hooding ceremony, I realized how quickly these past two years have gone by. It seems like only a few months ago we were going […]
A few weeks ago, I was invited to speak at a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) conference in Salem, Oregon. My topic: Depression and Self-Care. As a man with no kids, I felt incredibly unqualified to speak to these courageous mothers. To make matters worse, I have an intense love-hate […]
I overheard a parent in the grocery store who was distressed that their child “only had one friend” in school. My initial reaction was to sympathize with the child’s predicament, as this must signal some sort of social isolation. Yet, perhaps our culture has fostered an unrealistic sense of social […]
This morning as I was driving to campus, I believe that I noticed the principles of ACT in ACTion. Have you ever noticed one of those “Your Speed” signs that flashes your current speed at you, and you slowed down? My thought is that if the behavior is “speeding” or […]
As the ever-evolving culture that is the Internet continues to take over every aspect of human interaction, I am continually amazed at the ways that our lives have been improved by such technology. During a recent lecture at George Fox University on the Social Psychology of the Internet, we discussed […]
Over the course of two years of working at an assisted living facility, I had the opportunity to work with many folks who had reached the final stages of their life journey. One resident, who I will refer to as Frank, told me something that continues to bubble into my […]