Saturday, April 20, 2019

Dependence on AI - Be careful!

How does the U.S. economy stack up compared to other countries over history?



The optimal functioning of Democracy depends on educated, well informed citizens. Most Americans are woefully ignorant or they could not have elected as incompetent a chief executive as Donald J. Trump in 2016. One of the goals of this blog is to provide information so that people are better informed of the world around them and can make better decisions about things that affect their own and the mutual welfare of humanity.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Peer psychotherapist support meeting feedback




Supervision Feedback Sheet

Directions:
Please place a hashmark on the line which most closely measures your degree of satisfaction with the indicator. The far left is 0% and the far right is 100%. The middle of the line would be 50%. Complete this feedback sheet as soon as you are able after the meeting. Bring it for discussion at the next subsequent meeting.

Date of the meeting_________________________________

1. I had an opportunity to talk about what I wanted to talk about.

[__________________________________________________________________________]
0                                                                                                                                                   10  

2. I felt understood.

[__________________________________________________________________________]
0                                                                                                                                                   10

3. I was able to clarify my thoughts and feelings about the topics under discussion.

[__________________________________________________________________________]
0                                                                                                                                                   10

4. As a result of the discussion I gained in confidence in my own functioning.

[__________________________________________________________________________]
0                                                                                                                                                  10

5. As a result of the discussion I gained in confidence in my purpose in working with the cases and situations reviewed.

[__________________________________________________________________________]
0                                                                                                                                                   10

6. I was able to generate and/or obtain new ideas about how to proceed.

[__________________________________________________________________________]
0                                                                                                                                                   10




7. As the meeting unfolded I felt I could trust the process and be more self disclosing.

[__________________________________________________________________________]
0                                                                                                                                                   10

8. The things discussed were relevant and useful.

[__________________________________________________________________________]
0                                                                                                                                                   10

9. A couple of things I got out of the meeting are:

            1.

            2,

10. A couple of things I would change in future meetings to improve the experience are:

            1.

            2.

11. Please prioritize the benefits below from 1 = most important to 3 = lesser importance.

            ____ Personal and professional support for my work.


            _____ It helped me know better what to do or not to do in my work to facilitate better outcomes.

            _____ It helped me grow in my professional knowledge and skills.

            _____ Other -

12. The time and effort to reflect and provide feedback on this supervisory process is worth it.

[__________________________________________________________________________]
0                                                                                                                                                   10




13. I would like the feedback process to continue to be part of our meetings.

[__________________________________________________________________________]
0                                                                                                                                                   10

14. Some questions I would like added to this feedback sheet are:



15. Questions which can be deleted from this feedback sheet are: (list numbers)

                                                                                               

Nora McInerny - Grief: Moving on or moving forward?


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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Almost half of Generation Z are people of racial and ethnic minority groups in U.S.

Stat: 48%—Almost half the members of Generation Z—age 22 or younger—are racial or ethnic minorities.

 Story: Step aside, Millennials. There’s a new, younger group out there: Generation Z, which includes anyone born after 1996.

To learn more about this generation, we sat down with Kim Parker, director of social trends research at the Pew Research Center. Listen in to hear about Gen Z’s social, cultural, and political inclinations, and what this might mean for the future.

For more click here.


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Jurors in capital trials suffer PTSD and other mental health problems

Prophetic women and men is a regular feature of the UU A Way Of Life ministries blog which appears on Sundays.

On 06/24/1994 Lindy Lou Isonhood. as a member of a jury in Mississippi, voted to put a man to death. She has regretted her decision and now become a death penalty abolitionist. Her story is disturbing and inspiring.


 

For a brief commentary about this article click here.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

On average 6 people die every day in the U.S. from Alcohol overdoses

In the United States, six people die each day from periods of extreme binge drinking that lead to alcohol overdose, also known as alcohol poisoning. When taking into account all alcohol-related causes of death (e.g., liver disease, motor vehicle crashes), there were 88,424 alcohol-attributable deaths per year on average from 2006 to 2010.