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From Unbeliever to Hallelujah: Why uses Predictive Index to Make Better Hiring Decisions

Max Yoder | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Max Yoder

I am a believer in the Predictive Index; it's still the only one I have tried, so I can't comment on the rest, though I hear there are plenty others out there. I think the tool has made our business better and our people happier and more productive; since making these things happen is my job, I am grateful it exists.

Need Help Working Through A Personal Crisis? Just Pretend You're Freud

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.21.2015 | Science

If you're in the midst of a personal crisis and trying to figure out the best solution, here's a trick that just might help you find the answer: Pret...

8 Ways to Be Your Therapist's Favorite Patient

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 07.28.2015 | Comedy
Laura Lifshitz

So you're in therapy and secretly or not-so secretly, you have taken your therapist on as a second mom or dad.

The Power of Transforming Your Story in Psychotherapy

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

This is the 5th in a series of posts about how clients can use depth psychotherapy effectively. For an introduction see my post 10 Tips to Make Therap...

Making Therapy Work for You: Forge an Authentic Connection With Your Therapist

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

Taking an active role in forging an authentic connection with your therapist has lasting rewards. It will help you to gain insight into your patterns of interaction, and, if you allow your therapist to have some importance in your life, it will allow deep healing to occur.

Madness, Music and Modernity: Studying Structural Oppression Through Musicology

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 07.07.2015 | Arts
J Nelson Aviance

The title of this post is distinctly ideological and, I believe, holds implications for a discussion of the medicalization of madness and mental illness.

An Appeal for Cognitive Dissonance

Kerry L. Malawista, MSW, Ph.D. | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Kerry L. Malawista, MSW, Ph.D.

In my recent blog on The Huffington Post entitled "Finding the Story as Therapist and Writer," I presented a brief clinical vignette describing how my...

Making Therapy Work for You: Have Your Feelings Without Your Feelings Having You

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

Some believe that venting will help them to heal, others feel that it will be most helpful to remain distanced from their feelings so that they can analyze them. They're both right. And they're both wrong.

Notes From a Dive Bar XIII

Alan Black | Posted 06.25.2015 | Fifty
Alan Black

He talks like he's some kind of analyst in the Sigmund Freud vein, lie down and let me look inside your underwear. For that's the drive for everything, he claims, talking to his pal fondling the mouth on a bottle of Corona.

Making Therapy Work for You Continued -- Tool 1: Take Off the Mask

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

To get the most out of psychotherapy try to show as many of the different parts of your personality in your session as you can. We all wear masks -- personas -- to get along in less intimate settings such as professional situations, and to get through difficult times.

A Glimpse Into the Dark-Side of Betrayal

Creston Davis | Posted 12.29.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Creston Davis

The one who suffers from repeated bouts of relational betrayal should seriously consider their part in co-creating the tragedy that continues to befall them. Betrayal in other words, often betrays the one betrayed, and that's the perverse angle one must learn to perceive.

The Alice Tarot: More Than Just a Pack of Cards

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 12.22.2014 | Books
Stephen D. Winick

The Alice Tarot gets its distinctive lush look from the Baba team's unique approach to illustration. Each card is based on photographs of places, animals, objects, and costumed people, collaged into seamless tableaux and blended through skillful illustration.

Gaza Now! 8.20.2014

Orna Guralnik PsyD | Posted 12.09.2014 | World
Orna Guralnik PsyD

The Gaza war has unveiled my displaced status. Most of my American friends seem helpless in the face of my predicament, yet some are provoked in ways that are mysterious to me.

Gaza Now! 8.15.2014

Orna Guralnik PsyD | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Orna Guralnik PsyD

The Arab-Israeli conflict has been there my whole life, but this latest war has been more destabilizing than any other, disrupting any effort to manufacture the illusion of individuality, the illusion that we are not only subjects of history and nationhood.

Gaza Now! 8-13-2014

Orna Guralnik PsyD | Posted 12.02.2014 | World
Orna Guralnik PsyD

I've been calling my friends and family in Israel a lot more since the war broke out -- indeed, I've probably phoned my brother more times in the past four weeks than I have in the 20 years since I left Israel to live in New York.

Yoga and Psyche: The Birth of a Field

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. | Posted 11.22.2014 | San Francisco
Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.

It is exciting to live in a globalized society, even as it is demanding. We have at our fingertips access to much of the knowledge that has ever been available on these subjects, both in distant past and immediate present. Yoga and psychology are tremendous complements to each other.

Revolution Is Actually Condensed Evolution

Jenny Florence | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

Learning to listen and be responsive to our emotions is possibly the biggest generational task that we face in our current time. It is both a challenge and an extraordinary opportunity.

Review of Adam Phillips, Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst

Michael Roth | Posted 08.29.2014 | College
Michael Roth

Phillips does tell us that, as a young child in the 1860s, Sigmund regularly found himself displaced by the birth of new siblings -- six in seven years. As newlyweds in the 1880s, Freud and his wife practically repeated this history, welcoming new children -- six in eight years.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: How Learning About Your Mind Can Help Your LIfe

Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D. | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D.

Talking about all of the parts of your mind -- conscious and unconscious -- helps put together the full story of your life. Understanding how and why you came to be the way you are can help you to move forward in your life in new ways

'Why' Is Overrated in Recovery and Relapse Prevention

Tara Fass | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Fass

There was a time in the 1970s when the term "analysis paralysis" was in vogue. Though too young to fully understand what it meant, I now know what th...

How To Choose The Best Type Of Psychotherapy For You

Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D.

Some types of psychotherapy are short-term, lasting a few weeks, while others are long-term, lasting months or years. Some focus mostly on the problem at hand, while others encourage people to speak freely about whatever comes to mind in order to uncover unconscious thoughts and feelings.

Everyone Comes to Meditation Practice for the Wrong Reason: A Conversation with Psychoanalyst Barry Magid

Matt Bieber | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion
Matt Bieber

We may sign up for all the talk about letting go and impermanence and being in the moment, we're actually secretly holding out hope that practice helps us arrive at some improved spiritual plane.

Why Your Therapist Should Go 'Back to the Future'

Douglas LaBier | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

I recently spoke to psychology doctoral students about the innovative contributions of some pioneering psychoanalysts in New York and Washington and w...

The 'Golden Rule' of the Helping Professions

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

As people who are entrusted with so much responsibility, professional helpers should conduct themselves according to a standard that prohibits them from providing services that they themselves need.

What Memories Are Made of

Kerry L. Malawista, MSW, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry L. Malawista, MSW, Ph.D.

We all perceive things as we imagine them to be, based on our own histories, as seen through our current lens of the world. This is why two people experiencing the very same event will tell the story in completely different ways. They can have two completely different "realities."