What’s New at AKCC

Sample of Recent Activities at AK Counseling & Consulting, Inc.

October 3, 2017
Dr. Matthews was interviewed by Helena Oliviero of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about how to cope with the sadness and fear surrounding the Las Vegas mass shooting. Specific strategies and tips are provided in the piece to help readers better manage their emotional responses.
http://www.ajc.com/news/crime–law/how-cope-with-fear-sadness-after-the-mass-shooting-las-vegas/DMZF0xGNWcU1z1iSaL0ukM/
http://www.myajc.com/news/crime–law/how-cope-with-fear-sadness-after-the-mass-shooting-las-vegas/DMZF0xGNWcU1z1iSaL0ukM/

September 25, 2017
Sports Illustrated Senior Editor, Mark Bechtel, interviewed Dr. Kip Matthews about the Cleveland Indians’ winning streak and discussed the idea of peaking too soon before the MLB playoffs. To read the piece, please click below.
Sports Illustrated Scorecard 9_25_2017 Matthews Interview on Indians Winning Streak
https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/10/02/cleveland-indians-streak-mlb-playoffs-2017

September 10, 2017
For an answer to one of the burning questions of our generation, check out what our own Dr. Angela Londoño-McConnell has to say about whether you should stay friends with your friend’s ex on social media after a break-up. The piece appears in the Chicago Tribune.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/sc-fam-social-graces-breakup-social-media-0919-story.html

May 25, 2017
The Hill interviewed Dr. Angela Londoño-McConnell for the article “Suffering from political anxiety? It’s called post-election stress disorder.”
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-administration/335130-suffering-from-political-anxiety-its-called-post

April 14, 2017
News site for Kensington, Chelsea, and Westminster, England quotes Dr. Kip Matthews about the role of exercise in helping to manage stress.
http://www.kcwtoday.co.uk/2017/04/rise-depression-physical-inactivity/

April 13, 2017
If you are interested in pursuing counseling or psychotherapy, please check out this article in Reader’s Digest in which our own Dr. Angela Londoño-McConnell and other psychologitsts provide tips on how to find a good therapist.
https://www.rd.com/health/wellness/finding-a-therapist

March 28, 2017
Dr. Kip Matthews discusses the impact of exercise on mood for MyFitnessPal. Check out the article for some surprising insights.
http://blog.myfitnesspal.com/happier-people-lead-active-lives/

March 24, 2017
Dr. Angela Londoño-McConnell talks with The Oregonian newspaper about post-election anxiety.
http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2017/03/anxiety_in_america_up_since_do.html

March 20, 2017
Dr. Angela Londoño-McConnell was interviewed by Die Zeit, a major German news magazine, about stress in America and the impact of the recent election.
http://bit.ly/2nTmYJl

February 24, 2017
For an interesting piece on combining romance with exercise, check out this piece where our own Dr. Kip Matthews gives his take on this new trend.
https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/health/lovercise-londons-new-fitness-class-where-you-can-meet-fellow-singletons-a3473461.html

February 7, 2017
Dr. Londoño-McConnell was on CNN en español on Realidades en Contexto with Patricia Ramos to discuss the possible psychological side-effects of chronic stress while pregnant.

January 6, 2017
Wondering why people stock upon food before a snow storm? Dr. Kip Matthews provides some ideas in this Atlanta Journal-Constitution piece.
http://www.ajc.com/news/why-buy-bread-and-milk-before-snowstorm/kg6KCedpV2X3RfWNLHhnhK/

December 15, 2016
Dr. Angela Londoño-McConnell was interviewed today by Maria Regina Bustamente of CNN en Español for Realidades en Contexto on the psychological consequences of forcing a woman to marry her sexual assailant.

November 8, 2016
Dr. Angela Londoño-McConnell conducted a TV interview with Televisa, Mexico regarding election stress based on the American Psychological Association’s recently released data. The interview aired today for their national and international election coverage of the U.S. Presidential Elections.

November 7, 2016
A very timely piece on election-related stress and how to cope. Dr. Kip Matthews talked with Andy Miller of Georgia Health News today where we highlight how the election has taken an emotional toll on different groups….regardless of political affiliation. Data provided by the American Psychological Association Stress in America survey.
http://www.georgiahealthnews.com/2016/11/advice-politically-frazzled-turbulent-election/

November 2016
Dr. Angela Londoño-McConnell contributed to the American Psychological Association Help Center article on Talking to your children about the election http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/election-talk.aspx

October 20, 2016
Running start … to a great career: Insurers
Dr. Angela Londoño-McConnell provided suggestions for early-career psychologists starting a psychology practice. Here is what she said:
http://www.apapracticecentral.org/update/2016/10-20/insurers-career.aspx?_ga=2.128307912.533469200.1505508968-585748577.1501089862

September 26, 2016
Dr. Kip Matthews and Dr. Lindsey Buckman are interviewed on the business side of starting and running a private practice. Specific focus of the piece is on blending the identities of clinician and entrepreneur.
http://www.apapracticecentral.org/update/2016/09-22/running-business.aspx

August 26, 2016
AK Counseling & Consulting presented a continuing education workshop entitled, “Telemental Health Services in Today’s Practice: Guidelines and Ethical Challenges” at the Atlanta Realtors Center located at 5784 Lake Forrest Drive, Atlanta, GA 30328. This workshop is REQUIRED for all Social Workers, Professional Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists to fulfill the Composite Board’s new rule of 6 hours of CE in telemental health. Additionally, the workshop also fulfills the 6 hours of ethics required for psychologists.

August 9, 2016
Dr. Angela Londono was interviewed today at noon on CNN en Español on the topic of “What Happens When Women Are Not Comfortable With Their Bodies.” Viewers had a chance to learn about the negative consequences of poor body image.

July 21, 2016
Today at noon EST on CNN Español with Mercedes Soler, Dr. Angela Londono-McConnell explored how the teen brain is affected by Social Media on her show Realidades En Contexto

July 10, 2016
Dr. Kip Matthews was interviewed by Huffington Post on How to Prepare Yourself for the Perfect, Stress-Free Vacation.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-prepare-yourself-for-the-perfect-stress-free-vacation_us_57759d3de4b0a629c1a967d4

June 24, 2016
AK Counseling & Consulting presented a continuing education workshop entitled, “Telemental Health Services in Today’s Practice: Guidelines and Ethical Challenges” at the Lyndon House Arts Center Community Room. All Composite Board professionals are now required to have 6 hours of telemental health training before you renew your license. Psychologists are now required to have 6 hours of ethics before your license renewal. This workshop will satisfy those requirements.

June 8, 2016
For those of you who have an interest in organized youth sport, you may want to listen to Dr. Matthews speak with Russell Brown of WDUN Radio on the topic of dropout in youth sport.
http://accesswdun.com/article/2016/6/408086/audio-exploring-the-psychology-of-childrens-sports

March 1, 2016
The UnCollege Blog site interviewed Dr. Kip Matthews on how to learn the skill of resilience to become successful when one has encountered various setbacks.
https://blog.uncollege.org/pick-yourself-up-dust-yourself-off-and

April 29, 2016
AK Counseling & Consulting presented a continuing education workshop entitled, “Telemental Health Services in Today’s Practice: Guidelines and Ethical Challenges” at the Lyndon House Arts Center Community Room. All Composite Board professionals are now required to have 6 hours of telemental health training before you renew your license. Psychologists are now required to have 6 hours of ethics before your license renewal. This workshop will satisfy those requirements.

February 23, 2016
AK Counseling & Consulting, Inc. is a featured business on the GeorgiaStateHomes.com website. Check out this piece on how we serve the local community.
http://www.georgiastatehomes.com/articles/ak-counseling-and-consulting-primary-care-for-your-mind

January 15, 2016
CNN Health piece highlights Dr. Matthews’ research-based interview on the runner’s high and the fact that it is NOT endorphins but other neurotransmitters responsible for this euphoric feeling.
http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/13/health/endorphins-exercise-cause-happiness/index.html

January 8, 2016
To learn about the “runner’s high” and the role of endorphins, check out this piece in the Daily Burn by Kristen Domonell where Dr. Kip Matthews helps to separate fact from fiction.  You might be surprised by some of what you read.
http://dailyburn.com/life/fitness/what-are-endorphins-runners-high/

January 4, 2016
Looking to make some lifestyle changes for 2016 or wondering how to achieve your new year’s resolutions? Check out this piece by Helena Oliviero in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on how to achieve your 2016 resolutions. In there, Dr. Kip Matthews offers important tips to make those changes.
http://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/health/how-reach-your-goals-2016/proXWp14uvroLYb7vHWXtJ/

December 7, 2015
Mercedes Soler of CNN en Español  interviewed Dr. Angela Londoño for Realidades en Contexto on the topic of how mental health can be linked to the recent increase in mortality rate among pregnant women in the United States.

October 30, 2015
Dr. J. Kip Matthews and Dr. Marjorie Blum presented “Make Yourself Heard (And Clearly Understood): Applied Training in Public Education and Media Psychology” for the Georgia Psychological Association. This 3-hour continuing education program is a part of the GPA Speakers Bureau training series.

October 16, 2015
Dr. Angela Londoño-McConnell and Dr. J. Kip Matthews presented “The Power of Preventive Care: Ethical Matters When Engaging in Prevention and Public Education.” This was the first of a 3-part continuing education series offered by the Georgia Psychological Association to train psychologists to become members of the GPA Speakers Bureau.

 

September 24, 2015
Dr. Kip Matthews was interviewed by the Atlanta Journal-Consitution for a piece entitled, “Remember your New Year’s resolutions? It’s not too late to reach them.” In that article, he discussed strategies and tips on how to successfully accomplish your New Year’s resolutions before the end of 2015.  To read more, please visit: http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/health/remember-your-new-years-resolutions-its-not-too-la/nnmKj/

July 30, 2015
Dr. Kip Matthews highlighted the impact of parents’ substance abuse and celebrity status on children in a piece by Helena Oliviera for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Dr. Matthews discusses strategies to help children not only survive the challenges of living in that type of family environment but to instill a sense of resilience so they can thrive later in life.

July 12, 2015
The Athens Banner-Herald interviewed Dr. Kip Matthews on the topic of early sport specialization among youth athletes. Despite trends toward focusing on one sport earlier and earlier, evidence suggests that playing multiple sports may lead to more elite levels later on while reducing risk of burnout and chronic use injuries. To read the article, please click here.

April 23-26, 2015
Dr. Kip Matthews represented the American Psychological Association Practice Organization and APA at the annual meeting of the Association of Health Care Journalists in Santa Clara, CA. Speaking to more than 600 journalists, APA staff and psychologists provided health care journalists with a better understanding of the role of psychologists in health care. To read more about this event, please visit here.

September 23, 2014
Dr. Matthews was interviewed by Triathlete magazine for a piece entitled, “Ironman Lake Tahoe Athletes Cope With Cancellation.” Focus of the story was on the Ironman athletes’ psychological reactions to the cancellation of the Lake Tahoe Ironman after months of training and suggests ways for the athletes to cope effectively.

September 12, 2014
Drs. Londoño-McConnell and Matthews co-presented a continuing education workshop for mental health professionals entitled, “Telemental Health Services in Today’s Practice: Guidelines & Ethical Challenges.” This 5-hour CE workshop provided an overview to ethical and legal issues practitioners encounter in the provision of online counseling services. The workshop was held at the Columbus Marriott in Columbus, GA.

August 13, 2014
The comedian, Robin Williams, recently passed away leaving many to mourn his loss. The AJC interviewed Dr. Kip Matthews on how his death puts a spotlight on mental health and suicide. Article can be read online here.

May 23, 2014
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution interviewed Dr. Kip Matthews for piece on the topic of thrill-seeking based on the release of a personality test to assess people on that trait.  To view the article written by Helena Oliviero, click here.

March 21, 2014
Drs. Matthews and Londoño-McConnell co-presented a continuing education workshop for mental health professionals entitled, “Telemental Health Services in Today’s Practice: Guidelines & Ethical Challenges.” This 5-hour CE workshop provided an overview to ethical and legal issues practitioners encounter in the provision of online counseling services. The workshop was held at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens, GA.

January 9, 2014
Dr. Kip Matthews was interviewed by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on the topic of “In Search of a Calmer 2014.” Focus of the piece was on providing easy-to-employ strategies for managing life’s stressors.

 

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