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Dr. Shane Owens

2018-05-29T14:58:47+00:00 August 1st, 2017|

Dr. Owens is a board-certified behavioral and cognitive psychologist. He is an authority on college mental health practice and policy, including college readiness and behavioral risk management. He specializes in the treatment of anxiety, mood disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder in adolescents, college students, and emerging adults. Articles written by Dr. Owens: Will machine learning stop [...]

4 Things to Know About College Counseling Services

2018-10-30T20:53:27+00:00 December 23rd, 2018|Education, Health|

By  Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPPP   I am almost certain that you and your college kid know all about food services, residence life, and health services. I would be willing to bet that you know very little about campus counseling and psychological services. Because the need can come on fast, it is important to [...]

When words become weapons: Suicide prevention and kids’ online behavior

2018-10-30T20:51:11+00:00 June 23rd, 2018|Communication, Parenting, Psychology, Relationships, Social Issues, Technology|

By  Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP   On July 12, 2014, 17-year-old Michelle Carter repeatedly encouraged her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, to kill himself.   He was in his truck in a K-Mart parking lot, pumping the cab full of carbon monoxide gas. When he stepped out of the truck, she ordered him by [...]

4 Simple Things You Can Do To Help Kids Cope with Tragedy

2018-10-30T20:51:31+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Parenting, Psychology, Relationships|

By  Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP   Tragedy has come again. Whether you are reading this in response to an intentional act, an accident, or some natural disaster, your response is likely the same. You feel sad and afraid. Perhaps you lost sleep. Maybe you had nightmares, if you slept at all. You are thinking [...]

Keeping the peace when your kid moves home

2018-10-30T20:51:43+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Communication, Money, Parenting, Relationships|

By  Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP   Over the next several weeks, emerging adults will walk across the stage at commencement and right back into their childhood bedrooms. In 2014, just over 32% of millennials were living with their parents.   These living arrangements can cause difficulty for everyone involved, so it's best to set [...]

Will machine learning stop suicide?

2018-05-29T15:01:16+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Communication, Health, Technology|

By  Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP   We are making great strides in preventing the things that kill Americans, except in stopping suicide. Since the turn of the century, we've gotten worse at suicide prevention. It is the 10th leading cause of death, claiming 44,193 lives in 2015, and is the second leading cause of [...]

5 Things Chris Cornell’s Death Reinforces About Suicide Prevention

2018-05-29T15:08:56+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Entertainment|

By  Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP   The first thing I remember reading on the news crawl on May 18th was that Chris Cornell died in Detroit. I had to watch the whole cycle again because I couldn't believe it. In addition to his family, friends, and his music, Chris Cornell left us with some [...]