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Psychotherapy

Who Will Look After An Atheist's Soul?

Alain de Botton | Posted 05.10.2012 | Religion
Alain de Botton

The secular response to the needs of the soul has tended to be private and informal: we find our own solutions, in our own time, we construct our own salvations as we see fit.

How to Write a Different Type of Resume

Janet Blair Page | Posted 05.07.2012 | Women
Janet Blair Page

When you imagine your dream job, you are likely assess what you've chosen in the past in order to gain a better idea of what you need in the future. It's time for you to put the same care into your personal life.

The End of Mental Health -- And Why That's Good

Douglas LaBier | Posted 04.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

The idea of mental health -- as we know it -- has reached a dead end. It doesn't describe much of anything relevant to people's lives today.

What Is Character And How Does It Change?

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert D. Stolorow

Interpretative expansion of the patient's capacity for reflective awareness of old, repetitive organizing principles occurs concomitantly with the emotional impact and meanings of ongoing relational experiences with the therapist.

Does Depression Exist?

Eric Maisel, Ph.D. | Posted 04.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Eric Maisel, Ph.D.

If you call your sadness, irritability, loneliness, disappointments, and overwhelm "the mental disorder of depression," does calling all that pain make it "the mental disorder of depression"?

Expert Advice For Non-Monogamists On Valentine's Day

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- How do you celebrate Valentine's Day when your husband has two girlfriends, one of whom lives with you? How about when you've got two bo...

What To Expect At A CBT Session

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 03.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

I believe it's important for patients to know what to expect in a typical cognitive behavior therapy session, not only so they can assess the treatment they're receiving, but also so they're prepared for therapy and understand and agree with how treatment typically proceeds.

Magic Mushrooms As Medicine?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 01.24.2012 | Science

They're called magic mushrooms because people who eat them experience hallucinations. But a pair of new studies from Imperial College London suggests ...

A Humbling Perspective on Oneness: There Really Is No Other

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.

Week by week I listen to heartbreaking stories of confusion, loss and disillusionment on the spiritual path. Sometimes the stories are of disillusionment with teachers, but just as often the individual is disenchanted, or disappointed, by their own projections onto the spiritual path.

From the Holidays to the Elections . . . What Do You See in the Mirror?

Judith Barr | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Judith Barr

One more week and the holidays are over for this year. Then come eleven plus months m-o-r-e of elections. What do the holidays and the elections have ...

A Primer for Classical Homeopathy: How to Make the Interview Easier and More Productive

Judith Acosta | Posted 02.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

Part of what makes a homeopathic interview successful is the synergy between you, the patient, and your homeopath. There must be a give and take, a relationship of trust, and an open dialogue.

'Tis the Season to Consider Your Reason!

Margaret Cochran, Ph.D. | Posted 01.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Cochran, Ph.D.

In real estate, it's all about location, location, location! And in real life, it's all about perspective, perspective, perspective!

Adaptation Is Lifelong: The White Egret and You

May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. | Posted 01.16.2012 | DC
May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

We adapt as children, with brains, nimble and flexible, to the conditions of our environment: the family we are born into, the emotional surround. Problems arise later when our brilliant adaptation styles no long suffice.

Health Care Company Makes Billions In Profits While Overburdening Its Staff: Report

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

Kaiser Permanente, one of the country's largest health care organizations, is providing rushed and sloppy mental health treatment in California by an ...

Is Your Smartphone Stealing Your Life?

Nancy Colier | Posted 12.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

When we record life through technology, we end up with one thing: a lot of technology. We have 16 gigabytes of memory, but no real memories of our life.

What Older People Should Consider Before Taking an Antidepressant

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 12.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

Medication may be the best thing for you, but there are alternatives that you and your doctor may decide you should try first.

Embracing Mystery

May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. | Posted 12.19.2011 | DC
May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Probably almost all of my readers can think of some example of "mystery" in their lives. If you can't perhaps its because you have too rapidly dismissed a phenomena that you could not explain.

What Happens When Kids Outgrow Your Parenting Plan?

Tara Fass | Posted 12.11.2011 | Divorce
Tara Fass

Co-parenting plans need to grow along with the children for whom they're intended. If your kids have outgrown their plan and communication with your ex is in tatters, then pay attention.

How A Wild Horse Helped Me Rebound From My Divorce

Leo Averbach | Posted 09.20.2011 | Divorce
Leo Averbach

The breakup of my marriage hit me like a train. At some level I knew it could happen but when the crash came, my world just disintegrated. In a flash ...

Divorce: Independence or Enslavement?

Mark Schwartz | Posted 09.03.2011 | Divorce
Mark Schwartz

July 4 prompted thoughts of whether divorce is a declaration of independence or a form of slavery.

Are Over-Parented Kids Doomed to Become Unhappy Grown-Ups?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 08.24.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

In a recent piece in The Atlantic titled, not terribly ironically, "How to Land Your Kid In Therapy," Lori Gottlieb, a writer and psychotherapy intern...

The Industrialized, New-Deal Age Of Psychiatry

Ronald Ricker | Posted 08.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Ronald Ricker

If a psychiatrist's goal is to make large amounts of money, utilizing the systemic flaw of writing prescriptions for powerful medicines to patients he barely knows, he should leave the field of medicine.

Choosing A Psychotherapist: Should Gender Matter?

Michael Blumenfield, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

The New York Times article painted a picture that many men believe that only another man can help them (and I assume many women feel the same way regarding women therapists).

The 'New' Psychiatry: How Low Can We Go?

Dr. Ronald Ricker and Dr. Venus Nicolino | Posted 07.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ronald Ricker and Dr. Venus Nicolino

In a recent New York Times article, "Talk Doesn't Pay, So Psychiatry Turns to Drug Therapy," the sad truth of what was once a noble profession, psychiatry, now a shambles of its former self, is accurately described.

Mental Wealth: The Rich Rewards Of A Mind at Ease

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah O'Leary

Americans spend billions each and every year to educate their minds. From preschool through graduate degrees, we are a nation obsessed with learning. Except, that is, if it's about ourselves.