Category Archives: Individual Psychotherapy

Healing PTSD – a TED talk

Fortunately there are ways to heal the pain of PTSD with a well trained mental health professional, using for example EMD-R and/or dream work in psychotherapy.  The talk is in French, so unless you understand French, you can read the … Continue reading

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Separate Realities, Uncommon Knowledge

This complex post is for those of us who think we know it all and often behave as if we do – including psychotherapists and thinkers about psychotherapy.  It’s especially intended for those who have strong awareness of their own … Continue reading

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US Preventive Services Refers Cardiovascular-Risk Patients to Psychologists

Overweight or obese patients with one or more risk factors for Cardiovascular Disease  [high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar] are suggested for referral to psychologists for preventive behavioral counseling to lose weight through improved diet and increased exercise. … Continue reading

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How Much Therapist Self-Disclosure is Too Much?

My response to my friend Joe Burgo’s website post about therapist self-disclosure on http://www.afterpsychotherapy.com/input/  : “Unprofessional” seems to me a label many folks use when confusing their personal values and preferences with the a profession’s written code of ethics. There’s … Continue reading

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Group Therapy: DBT and Interpersonal Groups

Thanks xxx, for asking about DBT groups through my Psychology Today site.  As generally practiced, DBT is more a classroom/psycho-educational approach, rarely interpersonally oriented.  In fact, DBT groups are designed to minimize emotionally upsetting discussion between members, & focus on … Continue reading

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Issues vs Problems

Here’s my Emailed reply to the question “How do I let go of my attachment to desired outcomes, which leads to my suffering”      What do you think?   I strongly support phoning and spending time with other members … Continue reading

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Goodbyes in Group Therapy

Goodbyes in group therapy ​ often  allow​ more awareness​ of deeper feelings than  would ​be acknowledged in our usual everyday ​lives.  It’s a good idea ​​to actually begin Goodbyes​ 3 weeks ahead of leaving, so there is enough time over several sessions for a … Continue reading

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Depression and Psychotherapy — APA link

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/understanding-depression.aspx?__utma=7359970.1407844766.1363016160.1403819656.1407012515.11&__utmb=7359970.8.10.1407012515&__utmc=7359970&__utmx=-&__utmz=7359970.1363016160.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none)&__utmv=-&__utmk=114367169 well written, comprehensive information from the American Psychological Association for those interested in psychotherapy for depression. Please share your experience/response to this Post. I’d sure like to know, and it could be useful to someone else. You can click … Continue reading

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Video of my talk,”Evidence Based Clinical Hypnosis for Clients and Ourselves”

This is a video of a hour and a half public talk I gave in 2012 in the UNC-CH School of Social Work’s Clinical Lecture Series. It’s also available through “For Professionals”, in the top Home Page navigation bar — … Continue reading

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Encouraging Mistakes In Order to Facilitate Learning

A true story I shared with a colleague: When Milton Erickson sent each of his 7 kids off to first grade, he’d hide something behind his back, saying  ” Now, I want you to make LOTS OF MISTAKES in school, … Continue reading

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