Essential Reads

Some Differences Between Traditional and New Therapies

By Stefan G. Hofmann Ph.D. on April 20, 2017 in New Therapies
What is the future of psychoanalysis? Is there one?

The Sexual Impact of Diabetes on Women

By Michael Castleman M.A. on April 14, 2017 in All About Sex
Recent research clarifies how diabetes often harms women sexually. While diabetic women are not fated to develop sex problems, many do.

Vehicular Trauma Syndrome

By James F. Zender Ph.D. on April 14, 2017 in The New Normal
A new syndrome related to vehicular trauma is identified.

Is Yoga an Effective Antidepressant?

By Linda Wasmer Andrews on April 14, 2017 in Minding the Body
Yoga contains at least four “active ingredients” that could help it work as an antidepressant, says yoga researcher and integrative psychiatrist Dr. Sudha Prathikanti.

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Fatigue, the Brain and Therapists

By Jenni Ogden Ph.D. on April 26, 2017 in Trouble in Mind
Studies have found that debilitating fatigue is a common symptom of many types of brain damage and disorders, from mild head injury to benign pituitary adenoma to dementia.

It's Not the Glass That's Half Full/Empty; It's the Breast

By Karen L Smith MSS, LCSW on April 25, 2017 in Full Living
We judge others as dispositioned towards negativity or positivity, scarcity or abundance, as a chosen disposition. In truth, that disposition gets set in infancy.

Play: A Different Perspective

Much has been studied and written about play, and we would like to consider play from a somewhat different perspective, namely, that of affect theory.

Hardiness and Grit

One might argue that any therapy has as an implicit objective to help the individual acquire the characteristics associated with hardiness.

Finding the Right Path for Each Individual, Making It Work

The Resilience Regiment speaks with AToN Center.
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How Mother Nature Became My Therapy

Escaping into nature can help us recover from our depression and anxiety while simultaneously allowing us to be free. "The mountains are calling and I must go..." -John Muir.
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The Benefits of Self-Pity

Sometimes we know best how to comfort ourselves.

Overcoming Sexual Assault: Symptoms & Recovery

By Elyssa Barbash Ph.D. on April 18, 2017 in Trauma and Hope
Seeking professional help after sexual assault is one of the most important and helpful things you can do.

The Gestalt of Zeal and Ardor

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on April 18, 2017 in Brick by Brick
Manuel Gagneux is one raw and confrontational motherfucker.
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How About Writing Confessional Poetry?

By Diana Raab Ph.D. on April 17, 2017 in The Empowerment Diary
Have you always wanted to write a poem, but don't know how to begin? Do you have a secret or confession to write about? April as National Poetry Month is a good time to start.

How Much Does Homework Matter in Therapy?

By Joel Minden, PhD on April 16, 2017 in CBT and Me
What research reveals about the work you do outside of therapy sessions.

Common Abusive Patterns (in Everyday Relationships)

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on April 13, 2017 in ExperiMentations
Abuse is grounds to end a relationship. But we can learn to make better choices by catching problematic patterns in our non-abusive relationships.
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What Is Dance Movement Therapy?

The same endorphins that make you feel better when moving also help you concentrate, sleep better, have more energy, and deal with mental and emotional challenges in life.

Three Key Considerations in Selecting Your Child’s Therapist

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on April 12, 2017 in Singletons
What’s more important? Managing your child’s behavior or making your child feel safe? Do you know why?

Listening to Patients

By Robert L. Leahy Ph.D. on April 11, 2017 in Anxiety Files
Listening to a patient is the first step in building trust for someone who may have felt that no one has ever listened and cared about them
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Countertransference: When is Yours Mine?

Our job is to let her know that no matter how bad she feels, how hard she cries and how much it hurts, it’s okay.

So You Want to Write/Edit an Art Therapy Book

It's not as difficult to get a publisher as you imagine—really. But is that a good thing for the field of art therapy?

The Horrors of Texting and Driving

By James F. Zender Ph.D. on April 07, 2017 in The New Normal
Texting will continue to kill until changes are made.

A New Big Five for Psychotherapists, Part II

We can transcend the paradigms in psychotherapy by thinking in terms of systems of character adaptation.

A New Approach to Reducing Depression

Do you want to reduce your symptoms of psychological depression even more? Consider forgiveness therapy.

Ambulatory Detox Modality Delivers Better Results

By Indra Cidambi, M.D. on April 06, 2017 in Sure Recovery
As America succumbs to an addiction epidemic avant-garde and cost-effective treatment program could help to dent the addiction curve.

Male Rape Victims Face Difficulty Finding Support

Although most rape centers don’t turn male victims away, they do not cater specifically to the physical and emotional needs of men who undergo such trauma.

Why Asking For Help Is Hard to Do

Find it difficult to ask for help? Employing these strategies will empower you to get the help you may need.

Learning to Live With Pain

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on April 05, 2017 in Media Spotlight
Are there effective ways for people to deal with chronic pain? A new research study examines how resilient pain patients can truly be in coping with their symptoms.

A New Big Five for Psychotherapists (Part I)

Psychotherapists should not think in terms of paradigms, but five systems of character adaptation: 1) habits; 2) emotions; 3) relationships; 4) defenses; and 5) justifications.

Superhero Psychology Resources

Students and journalists keep requesting info on superhero psychology. These sources use psychology to look at superhero fiction and use the fiction to explain real psychology.
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A True Story of Living With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

The trials and tribulations associated with living with obsessive-compulsive disorder and how art therapy can be a successful approach for this mental health disorder.

Psychotherapist as a Dance Archeologist

By Karen L Smith MSS, LCSW on April 03, 2017 in Full Living
An explanation through metaphor of why we repeat patterns from our families of origin and how therapy helps us change that.

What Animal Are You?

Psychological health means constructing a version of oneself that is essentially human.