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So far Mark Burdick has created 28 blog entries.

Smart phones & psychosis

Our mobiles drive us crazy, right? Surprise surprise. Cell phones may also keep us sane, by providing a sense of belonging, a lesser sense of isolation -- or at least we'd like to think so. With any of such popular studies, none that are replicable hold up. They are likely less fact based than simple [...]

July 1st, 2019|Geen categorie|

Business + Employee Benefits = SUCCESS in Germany

I am proud of FlapJack in Köln for requesting my services to help with an employee experiencing stress. Known as the American Psychologist, licensed in Europe it is important for the addiction / mental health professional to recognize the cultural differences —not only of the individuals but of the culture of business in these matters. [...]

November 23rd, 2018|Geen categorie|

Intervention vs. CRISIS intervention: What’s the difference?

When I was hired as a psychologist consultant for The Extractors, a TV series out of Toronto filmed in the US, "crisis" was the focus. Intervention is not to be confused with crisis intervention, a place where time is not a luxury. Typically, the individual is facing arrest, or harm to self or others. In [...]

July 25th, 2018|Geen categorie|

PaciaLife Portugal: Helping Gap Year Youth on Road to Maturity!

Let me be the first to introduce you to a new concept for "developing adults" 17 y.o. to 25 y.o. males and females. It is a gap year program in Cascais, Portugal. It looks to inspire young people to adopt mature, independent and successful paths. The owners include PaciaLife US founders who have brought to [...]

May 25th, 2018|Geen categorie|

From London — AMAZING iCAAD Stories

Every so many conferences you get out of the conference what you hope to get out of it, and that's certainly what happened in London this month. iCAAD is an addiction and mental health centered conference where professionals worldwide come to London to talk of "stuff". "Stuff" like -- why certain types of treatment work [...]

May 21st, 2018|Geen categorie|

Podcast on! Listen in on Neil Brown’s interview of Dr Burdick

Neil Brown, LCSW extraordinaire interviews Dr Burdick (aka The American Psychologist) traveling the world and sharing views on sharing of cultures, travel and living overseas. What the family needs to survive! Mandatory listening for anyone who is planning or finding themselves in a new community away from home! Here's the link: Enjoy! goo.gl/51QuqX

May 21st, 2018|Geen categorie|

Den Hague FIGT2018 Welcomes Dr Burdick

It's with pride that I've accepted the invitation to present this coming week in Den Hague at the Family in Global Transition 2018 conference. This is a conference I attended last year, and found many 'like kind': those like myself with true international connections to family, friends, like stye, and unique experiences. My talk with [...]

May 21st, 2018|Geen categorie|

How Impressive, HDMi and the WEBA October 2017 Conference together in Switzerland!

Is this where I YODLE! in telling what great job Richard, Daniela, Jimmy did in putting this conference together? I'm not sure that anyone could ever outdo themselves, but every year the annual conference gets better and this was no exception. the conference was made up of multiple schools, from high school to college, to [...]

October 30th, 2017|Geen categorie|

Brehm School: The American Psychologist’s corner

Where does a young person with mild to moderate learning and social skills deficits go to feel 'normal' in an academic environment? How do young adults get the vocational internship and college classes preparation they need while they struggle with NLD and other language based disabilities? Residential life away from home is not easy for [...]

July 11th, 2017|Geen categorie|

Wilderness TX on LA Talk Radio July 30 (link: https://goo.gl/FtWRv8)

For those of you who have followed my career as an international psychologist, you know my passion in treating 'at-risk' youth is directed often in separating behaviorally reactive youth from their 'known' setting, 'unplugging' to an outdoor setting in determining how much is due to external versus internally driven. Make sense? As a past school [...]

July 11th, 2017|Geen categorie|