TOO LONG ON THE COUCH?

TOPIC: SHRINKS THINK. POST# 1264 I have come to believe that by and large the human family all has the same secrets, which are both very telling and very important to tell. They are telling in the sense that they tell what is perhaps the central paradox of our condition—that what we hunger for perhaps …

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THERAPY THOUGHTS

DON’T TRUST YOUR GUT Because of my learning disability when following my gut  I have been wrong just as often as I have been right.  So I was happy to read this review of two books suggesting that gut reactions are not always helpful. Bookmarks. As a mental health professional I most worried when parents …

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THERAPY THOUGHTS

MODERN, POST MODERN???? For all you people who don’t know what post modernism is or how it applies to therapy, here is an interview with a dear friend and expert Lois Shawver. lois6. My definition of Postmodern is keeping an open mind in life.  I belief whether in therapy or life an open mind  is …

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Thoughts About Therapy

More thoughts about what makes a good therapist.  When you are trying to lose weight, your scale can tell you if your plan is  working.  Not so easy with therapy.  Sometimes you don’t think you are changing when you are.  Despite the difficulty,  research shows a good therapist needs to be asking “Is this helpful?” …

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