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Dr. Robert Lusson
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Dr. Robert Lusson received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Florida International University.

Dr. Lusson received his Masters in Clinical Psychology with a specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pepperdine University.

Dr. Lusson received his Doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

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The Identified Patient

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 1:11 PM

I met a woman in a bar. The place was nearly empty when she came in, sat down next to me and ordered a glass of wine. It was late afternoon and so was she -- a disheveled mass of silver and red hair bunned up with half a chopstick...

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Immigration and Mental Health: The Mexica Bussing My Table

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 1:59 PM

Aca bussed tables at my upscale coffee spot.

We never talked in that world and there was only the slightest superficial courtesy of recognition between us. I'm part of the crowd that cleans up after myself. It may have been that small egalitarian act that first caught his attention and...

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Only Hams Are Cured!

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 11:24 AM

It has been my experience that we rarely cure our mental health issues.

Rather, we manage them.

Maybe that is why I have always loved that film moment in "As Good As It Gets" -- Jack Nicholson confronting a room full of folks in different stages of distress.......

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The Boss Screwed Me

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 4:52 PM

The Story
I was recently out with a mid-life female friend of mine... let's call her Katherine. Katherine is smart, energetic, as well as conscientious and competent in her work. In addition, she possesses a superior social skills set that has always left me thinking: "I wish I could...

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Women's Bias Against Women

(1) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 2:37 PM

When women rate their reasons for success, luck is involved.

In research on gender stereotypes, men and women were asked to choose between ability and luck for the successful accomplishment of historically male and female jobs.

Here's how the research broke down:

Both men and...

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Boomers Who Can't Commit... Is That All There Is?

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 3:22 PM

I have heard the siren's song of Peggy Lee's "Is that all there is" echoing in the background, as mid-life men and women complain about each other's inability to commit, moving from partner to partner in some abstract and increasingly apathetic, masked ballroom affair. Fretful, ambiguous lovers, sing...

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Boomer Psychology 101: F*cking Up!

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 2:35 PM

Most of our distressful and dysfunctional behavioral issues are never cured. They are MANAGED! We learn to recognize triggers for the onset of these distressful behaviors. We become cognizant of faulty thinking and feelings as they well up inside us. We remember to breathe, to stay in the present and...

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Why I Am An AARP Poster Child

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 8:15 PM

I am a member of the Baby Boomer generation, a group of too many born at the same moment, caught in a game of musical chairs where there were simply not enough places at our chosen tables. Like so many other men and woman of my generation, necessity forced me...

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Why Baby Boomers Aren't Getting Laid Anymore

(355) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 6:22 AM

Does anyone even use the word "laid" anymore???

I guess it's called 'hooking up' now. Whatever. The fact is -- irrespective of what you call it -- many Baby Boomers are not doing it or getting it anymore.

In my doctoral dissertation, "Invisible: Sexual Invisibility and Baby Boomers," I...

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