LACPA’s 2023 Summer Issue of The Los Angeles Psychologist 


Summer Presidential Column 
Miriam Hamideh, Ph.D. 


Record Retention and Disposal with Electronic Health Records 
Margaret Hunt, Ph.D. 

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What is Cosplay and How Does it Relate to Mental Health 
Stephanie Haibloom, Psy.D. 

Ashkraft, Brian and Plunkett, Luke. (2014) “Cosplay World.”  Prestel Publishingp. 6 

Resnick, Mike (2015) “Worldcom Masquerades.”  Always a FanWildside Pressp. 106\ 

Muller, Robert (June 4, 2021) “Becoming Another Person Through Cosplay” The Trauma and Mental Health Report. 

More Resources 

Integrating Geek Culture into Therapeutic Practice by Anthony M. Bean, Ph.D., 

The Functions of Role-Playing Games: How Participants Create Community, Solve Problems and Explore Identity by Sarah Lynne Bowman 

Becoming Another Person Through Cosplay by Robert T. Muller Posted December 2, 2021 on Psychology 

The Mental Health Benefits of Cosplay by Allison Niemiec Posted November 7, 2019 on Rowan University Blog 

How Cosplay and Roleplay Helps Boost Mental Wellbeing Posted August 23, 2022 on The Daily 

All you need to know about cosplay, its history and relevance by Erin Luca Posted on November 2020  

A Black model who received racist criticism for her anime cosplay said it won't stop her from doing what she loves by Rachel E. Greenspan and Palmer Haasch on The  

Black cosplayers are tired of being told who they can and can’t portray by Jessica Lucas on October 22, 2021 on  

Black cosplayers are creating their own world in the cosplay community by Destiny Royston on June 23, 2022 on Tri-State  

Towards a Model of Integrative Prevention 

Katelyn Lehman, Ph.D. 

Al Zoubi, O., Misaki, M., Bodurka, J., Kuplicki, R., Wohlrab, C., Schoenhals, W. A., Refai, H. H., Khalsa, S. S., Stein, M. B., Paulus, M. P., & Feinstein, J. S. (2021). Taking the body off the mind: Decreased functional connectivity between somatomotor and default-mode 

networks following Floatation-REST. Human Brain Mapping, 42(10), 3216–3227. 

Elbers, J., & McCraty, R. (2020). HeartMath approach to self-regulation and psychosocial well- being. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 30(1), 69–79. 

Farrell, K., & Loshak, H. (2022). Floatation Therapy for Physical Conditions. Canadian Journal of Health Technologies, 2(1), 1–27. 

Feinstein, J. S., Khalsa, S. S., Yeh, H., Al Zoubi, O., Arevian, A. C., Wohlrab, C., Pantino, M. K., Cartmell, L. J., Simmons, W. K., Stein, M. B., & Paulus, M. P. (2018). The Elicitation of Relaxation and Interoceptive Awareness Using Floatation Therapy in Individuals With High Anxiety Sensitivity. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and 

Neuroimaging, 3(6), 555–562. 

Feinstein, J. S., Khalsa, S. S., Yeh, H. wen, Wohlrab, C., Simmons, W. K., Stein, M. B., & Paulus, M. P. (2018). Examining the short-term anxiolytic and antidepressant effect of 

Floatation-REST. PLoS ONE, 13(2), 1–24. 

Hill, S., Eckett, M. J. H., Paterson, C., & Harkness, E. F. (1999). A pilot study to evaluate the effects of floatation spa treatment on patients with osteoarthritis. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 7(4), 235–238. 

Jain, S., Hammerschlag, R., Mills, P., Cohen, L., Krieger, R., Vieten, C., & Lutgendorf, S. (2015). Clinical Studies of Biofield Therapies: Summary, Methodological Challenges, and Recommendations. Global advances in health and medicine, 4(Suppl), 58–66. 

Khalsa, S. S., Moseman, S. E., Yeh, H. W., Upshaw, V., Persac, B., Breese, E., Lapidus, R. C., Chappelle, S., Paulus, M. P., & Feinstein, J. S. (2020). Reduced Environmental Stimulation in Anorexia Nervosa: An Early-Phase Clinical Trial. Frontiers in Psychology, 11(October), 1–15. 

Kjellgren, A., Lyden, F., & Norlander, T. (2008). Sensory Isolation in Flotation Tanks: Altered States of Consciousness and Effects on Well-being. The Qualitative Report, 13(4), 636–656. 

Lapoint, C. (2016). Floating Toward Sustainability. The University of Winnipeg. 

McCraty, R. (2014). Heart-Brain Neurodynamics: The Making of Emotion. The 

Neuropsychotherapist, 6(1), 68–89. 

McCraty, R., & Zayas, M. A. (2014). Cardiac coherence, self-regulation, autonomic stability and psychosocial well-being. Frontiers in Psychology, 5(SEP), 1–13. 

Mccraty, R., Ph, D., Atkinson, M., Tomasino, D., Bradley, R. T., & Ph, D. (2009). The Coherent Heart Heart–Brain Interactions, Psychophysiological Coherence, and the Emergence of System-Wide Order. Integral Review, 5(2), 630–633. 5182(10)00202-7 

Pereira, C. (2015). Biophysical Understanding of Resonance at a Cellular Level. Journal of Metaphysics and Connected Consciousness. 

Rubik, B. (2002). The biofield hypothesis: Its biophysical basis and role in medicine. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 8(6), 703–717. 

Rubik, B., Muehsam, D., Hammerschlag, R., & Jain, S. (2015). Biofield Science and Healing: History, Terminology, and Concepts. Global Advances In Health and Medicine, 4(1), 8–14. 

Tran, K., & Loshak, H. (2021). Floatation Therapy for Mental Health Conditions. Canadian Journal of Health Technologies, 1(12), 1–30. 

Throckmort, & On, J. L. (2020). The Effects of Floatation-REST on Insomnia. The University of Houston-Clear Lake. 

Increasing Cultural Competence with Orthodox Jews: A Primer for Mental Health Clinicians 
Lauren Wecker, Psy.D. 

Greenberg, D., & Witztum, E. (2012). Challenges and conflicts in the delivery of mental health services to Ultra-Orthodox Jews. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 6, 71-71.   

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Margolese, H.C. (1998). Engaging in psychotherapy with the Orthodox Jew: a critical review. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 52, 37-53.  

Schnall, E., (2006). Multicultural counseling and the Orthodox Jew. Journal of Counseling and Development, 84, 276-282.  

Sublette, E., & Trappler, B. (2000). Cultural sensitivity training in mental health: treatment of Orthodox Jewish psychiatric inpatients. The International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 46, 122-134.  

Wieselberg, H. (1992). Family therapy and Ultra-Orthodox Jewish families: a structural approach. Journal of Family Therapy, 14, 305-329.  

Wikler, M. (2001). Sustaining ourselves: an interdisciplinary peer supervision group for Orthodox Jewish therapists treating Orthodox Jewish patients. Journal of Psychotherapy in Independent Practice, 2, 79-86.