Sample of Recent Activities at AK Counseling & Consulting, Inc.
June 6, 2016
Dr. Kip Matthews was interviewed by Russell Brown with WDUN radio on the topic of dropout in youth sport. The discussion highlighted reasons children participate in youth sport and the factors that contribute to dropout including an overemphasis on winning and lack of fun. To listen to the interview, please click here.
April 29, 2016
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 6-hour CE workshop provided an overview to ethical and legal issues practitioners encounter in the provision of online counseling services. Special focus was devoted to the new Composite Board rule requiring telemental health training. The workshop was held at the Lyndon House Arts Center in Athens, GA.
March 11, 2016
Drs. Londoño-McConnell and Matthews co-presented a workshop entitled, “Multilingulism and Personal Identity,” at the 1st Annual GAOME Symposium. This event was sponsored by the Georgia Association of Multicultural and Multilingual Education. The program focused on the impact of learning multiple languages on one’s identity development.
March 4, 2016
Dr. Londoño-McConnell presented to the pre-doctoral interns at the Emory University Counseling Center on the topic of “Counseling with Latin@ Clients.”
February 16, 2016
AK Counseling & Consulting, Inc. becomes a featured business on the GeorgiaStateHomes.com website. To learn more about how our psychologists serve the local communities of Watkinsville and Athens, GA, please visit: http://www.georgiastatehomes.com/articles/ak-counseling-and-consulting-primary-care-for-your-mind
January 13, 2016
Dr. Kip Matthews’ interview with Kristen Domonell about exercise and endorphins appeared on the CNN Health website: http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/13/health/endorphins-exercise-cause-happiness/
January 8, 2016
Kristen Domonell, a freelance writer for the DailyBurn.com website, interviewed Dr. Kip Matthews about the true role of exercise on endorphins to create the “runner’s high.” Evidence suggest that the positive feeling after a good workout is not due to endorphins, but to other neurochemicals. To learn more, check out: http://dailyburn.com/life/fitness/what-are-endorphins-runners-high/
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.