Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Compassion, neuroscience and therapy- great review by Dr. Davenport

Check out my blog post on what can help us find change in our lives. Dr. James Doty is a neurosurgeon who recently wrote the book magic shop of the brain and discussed it on NPR's show on being.

Dr. Charles R. Davenport, a licensed psychologist in Venice Florida, gives his input and links to relevant sources so you can listen to the podcast of the show. We're finding neurological research that supports much of the process of change in therapy. Being able to be more aware of our automatic processes that shut down the richness of life also described as having an corporative viewpoint is a powerful mechanism of change.

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Dr. Charles R. Davenport
Licensed Psychologist
Charles R. Davenport, Psy.D. LLC.
Phone: 941-321-1971

1525 Tamiami Trail S.
Ste. 603 A
Venice, FL 34285
Venice Officeon Google+

Sarasota Office
950 South Tamiami Trail
Ste 202
Sarasota, FL 34236

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Childhood Stress may affect us as adult

Venice Florida psychologist Dr. Charles R Davenport recently published a blog post about the impact of childhood stress on adults reward systems on Charles R. Davenport, Psy.D., LLC' Blog.

Research by Duke University suggests a potential for childhood stress to cause more risk for depression or other mental health problems in adulthood.

Dr. Davenport offers commentary on this article and others.

Charles R Davenport PsyD
Licensed Psychologist
Charles R Davenport PsyD LLC
www.drcharlesdavenport.com
941-321-1971

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Is your child having difficulty performing academically?

There are many different reasons the students can have difficulty performing academically. If your child has a significant difference between their intellectual ability and their performance on academic tasks of reading, writing, or arithmetic they may be eligible for adjustments in teaching that will help your students thrive.

Many times there is much misunderstanding about how to go about having an assessment completed for students at no cost to the parents. Here is a great resource on how to go about requesting an assessment for a learning disorder from Sarasota County School Board.

Charles R. Davenport, Psy.D., LLC. has a blog entry about students who have difficulty performing academically.

Requesting assistance for learning disorder assessment

Dr. Davenport works with students, their parents, and schools to help students thrive and not only perform academically but perform in life to their highest potential. Frequently we can use our strengths to find ways around areas of difficulty. If you or someone close to you might benefit from assistance in this area please feel free to contact Dr. Charles R Davenport's office: Charles R Davenport Psy.D. LLC for assistance with counseling or therapy services.

Posted By:
Dr. Charles R. Davenport
Licensed Psychologist
Charles R. Davenport, Psy.D. LLC.
Phone: 941-321-1971

1525 Tamiami Trail S.
Ste. 603 A
Venice, FL 34285
Venice Officeon Google+

Sarasota Office
950 South Tamiami Trail
Ste 202
Sarasota, FL 34236

Saturday, February 21, 2015

My Blog Is Moving

My Psychology Blog is moving.
http://www.drcharlesdavenport.com/wordpress/

The same great insights and articles related to psychology, counseling and therapy.

Charles R. Davenport, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist
Charles R. Davenport, Psy.D., LLC.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Have you ever lied to someone you loved or yourself...?

Well, if you are being honest you probably answered yes! From our earliest days in life, as humans, we may try to deny reality to help us feel better or even survive. This is a powerful technique that our minds reflexively use to protect us however at times he can go awry and leave us stuck and painful repetitive patterns. Frequently these patterns are diagnosed as depression, anxiety, or social phobia, and can manifest as relationship problems,  difficulty sleeping, or overeating, drinking, sleeping.

There can be such powerful feelings that leave us moving away from greater understanding of why these things occur aka we do them. Frequently, my work with patients is in these areas and can help provide relief.

Here is an article, from current news, that provides a great illustration of how anyone can find themselves in a situation they would never wish for.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/02/09/psychiatrists-view-why-would-brian-williams-make-up-stories/


Posted By:
Dr. Charles R. Davenport
Licensed Psychologist
Charles R. Davenport, Psy.D. LLC.
Phone: 941-321-1971

1525 Tamiami Trail S.
Ste. 603 A
Venice, FL 34285
Venice Officeon Google+

Sarasota Office
950 South Tamiami Trail
Ste 202
Sarasota, FL 34236

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Want to study less? Well then sleep more...

Emerging research discovers that while infants sleep they are reprocessing what they have learned. German researchers found that babies of the age from nine to 16 months remember the names of objects better if they had a short nap. And only after sleeping can they transfer learned names to similar new objects. The infant brain thus forms general categories during sleep, converting experience into knowledge.
Source: Max Planck Institute/EuerkAlert

This process is similar to what we see in adults and adolescents. For exactly this reason it is critical that students sleep well and ideally, have a regular sleep time when studying. It can also be beneficial to sleep or take a nap following studying new material. It is important to keep in mind that you do not want to be to fatigue when studying or it can interfere with information retention.
Dr. Davenport works at Charles R. Davenport, Psy.D. , LLC. and has particular interest working with gifted and or learning disabled students of all ages. Have questions about studying more efficiently  for your mind? Call Dr. Davenport's office in Sarasota, Venice  or check back here for more information.

Posted By:
Dr. Charles R. Davenport
Licensed Psychologist
Charles R. Davenport, Psy.D. LLC.

Venice Office
1525 Tamiami Trail S.
Ste. 603 A
Venice, FL 34285

Sarasota Office
950 South Tamiami Trail
Ste 202
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941-321-1971
www.drcharlesdavenport.com

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Psychology of Gift Giving

Giving gifts can reveal how people think about others, what they value and enjoy and how they build and maintain relationships.
Researchers are exploring several different aspects of gift-giving and receiving, such as how givers choose gifts, how gifts are used by recipients, and how gifts impact the relationship between givers and receivers...

http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/12/22/the-psychology-of-gift-giving/78887.html

Posted By:
Dr. Charles R. Davenport
Licensed Psychologist
Charles R. Davenport, Psy.D. LLC.
Phone: 941-321-1971

Venice Office
1525 Tamiami Trail S.
Ste. 603 A
Venice, FL 34285
Venice Officeon Google+

Sarasota Office
950 South Tamiami Trail
Ste 202
Sarasota, FL 34236
Sarasota Officeon Google+