Category Archives: Individual Psychotherapy

Why Do I Do That? Joe Burgo’s Eagerly Awaited New Book Comes Out Oct 29th

Joe is fine writer and therapist, and I’m fortunate we are friends.  He’s been writing a hugely popular blog  AfterPsychotherapy.com  for a couple years.  His new book explores psychological defense mechanisms and how they influence our personal lives.  The publication date … Continue reading

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Psychotherapy Effectiveness

Here’s the latest scientific statement from the American Psychological Association — it can give strong  support to folks wondering whether good research supports positive outcomes in psychotherapy. Effects and Effectiveness of Psychotherapy”   American Psychological Association Committee  8/2012 “Every day, … Continue reading

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Two New Videos

Both videos are now available from the menu at the top of my Home page.  I hope to get a small picture beside the titles in the menu, to make them more visible.  And to delete that funny-looking face leading … Continue reading

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Honesty and Dishonesty — June 5

Dan Ariely‘s latest book “The [Honest] Truth about Dishonesty : How We Lie to Everyone  — Especially Ourselves” will come out June 5.  His recent Wall Street Journal article summarizes his findings this way : “Everybody has the capacity to be … Continue reading

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How have experienced therapists avoided burnout?

My posted answer to a question for therapists on Linkedin : In addition to the standard suggestions for stress management, personal therapy has been critically important to my balance and contentedness { the initial years as well as intermittently all … Continue reading

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How do I Write My Goals for Group Therapy ?

here’s my response to a client E-mail: Hi …, I’m pleased for you that you’re taking the necessary, frustrating steps toward “How You Want to be Different than you are now”.  There’s no special format, and there are some practical … Continue reading

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ADHD Meds Not Useful ? Responses To Sroufe’s Recent N.Y.Times opinion article

, A well-read client sent me this recent article, which has distressed many experiencing or otherwise concerned with the ADHD syndrome. The eminent Dr Hallowell wrote a response that expresses my view and concerns. I’ve been intensely discussing Stroud’s view … Continue reading

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Men in psychotherapy — an endangered species ?

This post was forwarded by a client —  it’s interesting to me that my clientel has for decades been 75%  men  , the polar opposite of the usual gender distribution .  What do you make of this difference ? from the Sunday NY Times– May 21, … Continue reading

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Self Control — learning self-regulation

I’ve just  commented on Dan Ariely’s blog / recent post http://danariely.com/2011/05/15/wait-for-another-cookie/#comment-23186 ” Wait for another cookie ” clearly details strong  scientific support for teaching one’s self to delay gratification.  This has profound implications for those of us who want to quickly change powerful , undesireable habits … Continue reading

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Psychotherapy — a useful metaphor

Andre Gregory (AG) interviewed by Family Therapy Networker (FTN)   AG: The part of therapy that is the most meaningful to me has to do with getting to know who you are and how to live your life fully. In … Continue reading

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