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The parenting by the Dutch is unique —

-- to say the least. The parenting by the Dutch is as exquisite as it is alluring. It's the same alluring supervisory spirit exercised in their animal training -- and I've seen the outcomes of both! The kids are (in general) well behaved and the dogs are (exceptionally) well trained! But how....In confidence, I think [...]

June 15th, 2020|Geen categorie|

Memorial Day – in appreciation, We Salute You

In my having an uncle who was killed during World War II and buried in the Netherlands American cemetery near Maastricht, I am in full appreciation of what this day means.Thank you to all who served, and who will never understand the magnitude of their service to our country. A salute of gratitude. Dr Mark [...]

May 25th, 2020|Geen categorie|

Masks or no masks? Keeping CV-19 at a distance in the Netherlands

There is no compulsory community mask wearing here in the Netherlands. Oddly, the take of the government is for masks to be used obligatorily only within a medical context, broadly defined. What to do in walking passing people who talk loudly to each other, yelling, laughing, etc., as well as joggers, particularly gruesome those wearing [...]

May 10th, 2020|Geen categorie|

The Future of Global Testing is Here!

American Psychologist.nl The future is here! We now provide full “global assessment” — meaning, comprehensive psychological and educational assessments via VOIP / Internet / Virtual Reality platforms. We’ve worked on this test protocol framework for over 5 years, and have achieved the level of professionalism endorsed by accreditation bodies including the EU, US, UK, and [...]

February 21st, 2020|Geen categorie|

Podcast: The World of the Young Adult in 2020: How does a parent prepare?

The world of young adult is significantly different than that of the teen, and particularly true in the decade of 2020. In meeting these needs, parents are often significantly challenged to find answers on a number of fronts: how to what hope my sooner daughter who's failing to launch into adulthood and do so with [...]

January 22nd, 2020|Geen categorie|

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|