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Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology

Specialty: Clinical Psychology
Pasadena, California
Kalea Chapman, Psy. D, is a psychotherapist at Rose City Center, near Old Town Pasadena in California. He is about to complete a post-doc at Rose City Center.
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Understanding Depression, Visual Edition by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I want to share a little gem of a resource that I’ve been admiring for some time.* It is a web comic about depression. That might not sound all that inspiring, but if y ... Read on »
Your Brain on Meditation: Role of the Posterior Cingulate by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health If this topic interests you, I recommend you click on the “mindfulness” tag at the end of the article to bring up other posts on this and related topics. What if yo ... Read on »
NIMH Withdraws Support for DSM-5 by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health There’s been some big news this week in the world of mental health (for one that suicide among baby boomers is increasing to the point where the number of suicides per ... Read on »
Psychiatric Diagnosis and Genetics by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health An interesting piece by Vaughan Bell of Mind Hacks . He notes that recent studies in medical genetics tend to undermine the foundations of some psychiatric diagnoses. A ... Read on »
Your Phone vs. Your Heart by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health If you’re interested in mindfulness practices, such as meditation, you might find this article, from the New York Times, of interest.  Researchers had one group of subj ... Read on »
12 Steps to Motivating When You’re Depressed by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I’m just passing this on, in case someone might find it useful. There’s nothing more irritating to a depressed person than being told you should just do blah blah blah. ... Read on »
The Hurry to Heal by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health That’s the title of psychologist Paula Caplan’s article at the Psychology Today website. But in dominant American culture, we want to race beyond the pain as fast ... Read on »
Mindfulness Meditation and Psychotherapy: 7 Posts and Helpful Links by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health 1.  11 Misconceptions About Mindfulness Meditation.   Touches upon some of the common misconceptions about mindfulness practices. Also includes a link to a recommended ... Read on »
Videogame Treatment for PTSD? by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A little fluff I chanced upon over at the Mind Hacks website, regarding the “psychology of Tetris.” It even includes a link to a Psychology Today article about the poss ... Read on »
Informative New York Times Piece on Trauma by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This clip, from yesterday’s New York Times. The piece was sent my way, and I wanted to pass it on: “For Veterans, a Surge of New Treatments for Trauma.” It’s a ri ... Read on »
Questions and Answers: Trauma by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Q. What Causes Psychological Trauma? A. Trauma is the result of being exposed to extreme, often life-threatening stress that is accompanied by a an overwhelming fee ... Read on »
John Huston’s Film About Psychiatric Treatment of Veterans by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health When I went to the Soldier’s Project conference, one of the speakers said, “If you haven’t seen that film, you’ve been living in the dark.” Produced in 1945 at the requ ... Read on »
Causes of Trauma and PTSD: Common and Less Common by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Trauma occurs when we are exposed to extremely an stressful situation accompanied by a feeling of helplessness. Common examples of experiences which cause trauma are ra ... Read on »
If Stress Is Bad For Your Health, Trauma Is Really Bad by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Here’s the abstract from an article, “Psychological Trauma and Physical Health: A Psychoneuroimmunology Approach to Etiology of Negative Health Effects and Possible Int ... Read on »
Trauma Resource by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I found this guide “Healing Emotional and Psychological Trauma” that might be useful for someone who suspects the root of their problem is related to trauma. It’s nicel ... Read on »
Are You Your Own Worst Critic? by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health So many of us are. Psychologist Barb Markway has a little undertaking you might find of interest. She calls it “The Self Compassion Project”, which she started ... Read on »
APA Division 56: Trauma Psychology by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The American Psychological Association’s Division 56 is devoted to Trauma Psychology. If you’re interested in trauma and related issues, you might find it inte ... Read on »
Is There Really An Internet Addiction? Not Yet. by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health PsychCentral and Mind Hacks both did pieces recently about the laughably bad Newsweek cover story, “Is the Web Driving Us Mad?”. At PsychCentral, editor-in-ch ... Read on »
Continuing with “What Actually Happens in EMDR?” by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health From the  FAQ  at the EMDR International Association website. (If those are just a bunch of letters to you, there’s a tab marked ‘EMDR’ on this website, near t ... Read on »
Unhappily Pervaded by the Non-Present by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Here’s some coverage from the website Science Daily of a study published in the journal Science, research by Matthew A. Killingsworth and Daniel T. Gilbert of ... Read on »