Ken Buckle

Executive Director, Gratia Plena

When Parents Worry

The link below will take you to the link to open the PowerPoint from the Sunday, February 12, 2017 presentation for parents at St. Paul Catholic Church (NASA) by Dr. Ken. Feel free to view, download, and share this PDF. God bless you! When Parents Worry

Icebreaker Run

One of the biggest challenges for the treatment of mental illness and addictions is awareness: knowledge of the illnesses and signs/symptoms, knowledge of treatment and recovery and its effectiveness, the power of family and community support, and access to treatment and recovery. Stigma is still a huge barrier in all of this. The Icebreaker Run …

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Living in the World

Living in the World By Dr. Ken Buckle, Psy.D.   Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I write you today to offer a few words of encouragement. Following the announcement of the US Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage, I experienced quite a number of different thoughts and feelings. Most of these I kept to …

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The Psychology of Indifference

What causes the psychological condition of “indifference?” Indifference or apathy is a state in which we don’t care and/or don’t take action on something happening around us. People who are indifferent can be seen as cold, aloof, disinterested, unmotivated, and lacking in passion. There may be several reasons for indifference. One cause may be that …

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Planting Change Exercise

Planting Change Welcome to Holy Week, the highpoint of the liturgical year. On Holy Thursday we will have the ritual “Washing of the Feet.” The 12 apostles except for St. Peter may not have fully understood the significance of the ceremony until later when they truly became aware that Jesus was the Messiah, the Son …

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