Entries by Renee Spencer

Empathy – A Critical Ingredient in Youth Mentoring Relationships?

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Working on a poster my colleagues and I presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence gave me a great excuse to look at the recent psychotherapy literature … Read the rest

Research Corner: Can I help you?

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Eli Finkell and Gráinne Fitzsimmons, two researchers who study interpersonal relationships, ran an Op-Ed called “When Helping Hurts” in this past Sunday’s New York Times. While they … Read the rest

Developing Emotional Literacy: Transition Planning for Youth at Risk

Screen Shot 2013-05-13 at 9.48.52 AMFleischer, L. (2010). Developing emotional literacy: Transition planning for youth at risk. Reclaiming Children & Youth, 19 (1), 50-53.

Summarized by UMass Boston doctoral student Laura Yovienne.

Problem:
Transitioning from high school to the “real world” can be a … Read the rest

The effects of parent, teacher, and peer support on school engagement

Screen Shot 2013-03-28 at 8.33.21 PMColumn Editor Renee Spencer’s Note: Recent scholarship is drawing attention to the link between mentoring and the long-standing and rich literature on social support. For example, Sterrett and colleagues (2011) argue that social support theory can offer a guiding framework … Read the rest