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By Blake Griffin Edwards on February 26, 2019 in Progress Notes
A growing body of literature reveals that children who have been exposed to domestic violence are more likely than their peers to experience a wide range of difficulties.
By Darcia F. Narvaez Ph.D. on February 25, 2019 in Moral Landscapes
The movement toward positive parenting is growing. The American Psychological Association officially is against spanking and corporal punishment.
By Blake Griffin Edwards on February 23, 2019 in Progress Notes
Abuse within families is behaviorally nuanced and emotionally complex. It is within a dynamic of power and control that emotional and physical abuse is perpetuated.
By Amira Rezec Wegenek Ph.D. on February 22, 2019 in Have You Ever Wondered...?
Recently, actress Mandy Moore shed light on an oft-hidden form of abuse. Could you or a loved one be in a similarly abusive relationship and not realize it?
By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on February 20, 2019 in Insight Therapy
Sexual violence against women is common. The perpetrators, almost exclusively, are men. Why do men sexually assault women?
By Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D. on February 19, 2019 in Here, There, and Everywhere
Part 3 of the difference between gaslighting and poor communication in a relationship. Think motive and intent.
By Lisa Aronson Fontes Ph.D. on February 19, 2019 in Invisible Chains
Abusers often hide their intentions in a heavy dose of romance. All that loving attention feels great—until it doesn't.
By Susan Heitler Ph.D. on February 19, 2019 in Resolution, Not Conflict
Does a couple have to be divorced for parental alienation to occur?
By Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D. on February 18, 2019 in Here, There, and Everywhere
Part Two: Continuing to unravel what makes up a gaslighting relationship versus what is just poor communication between partners.
By Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D. on February 17, 2019 in Here, There, and Everywhere
When are you in a gaslighting relationship, and when do you just have bad communication with your partner? Intent and motive are key.
By Ana Nogales, Ph.D. on February 14, 2019 in Family Secrets
Love allows us to survive the challenges of life, the bitterness of defeat and the uncertainty of our destiny.
By Carol A. Lambert, MSW on January 29, 2019 in Mind Games
A dominating partner has little incentive to change. It's their partner who needs to take a stand, but their healing must come first.
By Lisa Ferentz LCSW-C, DAPA on January 25, 2019 in Healing Trauma’s Wounds
Has your client found themselves in a relationship that seems “too good to be true”? It could turn emotionally abusive. Here's what therapists should watch out for.
By Jason Whiting Ph.D. on January 16, 2019 in Love, Lies and Conflict
Michigan State president John Engler's attacks on the abuse victims of Larry Nassar is the latest example of denying and downplaying sexual assault.
By Ramani Durvasula, Ph.D. on January 16, 2019 in A Guide to Better Relationships
"Dirty John" is a brilliant cautionary tale turned cultural phenomenon. We are fascinated, but are we implementing its message?
By Edward Kruk Ph.D. on January 10, 2019 in Co-Parenting After Divorce
Stopping parental alienating behaviors is imperative for the promotion of the best interests of children and the health of families.
By Carol A. Lambert, MSW on December 14, 2018 in Mind Games
Our primary relational experience has a significant impact on our nervous system and the overall quality of our lives.
By Devon Frye on December 12, 2018 in Brainstorm
A study finds that men with “hostile sexist” views perceive female romantic partners as having the upper hand — and may be more likely to act aggressively towards them as a result.
By Meredith Resnick L.C.S.W. on December 11, 2018 in More Than Caregiving
It's hard to care for an aging parent; it's hell when they've molested you.
By Kristen Fuller, M.D. on December 10, 2018 in Happiness Is a State of Mind
“Codependents are reactionaries. They overreact. They under-react. But rarely do they act. They react to the problems, pains, lives, and behaviors of others..."
By Amy Barnhorst MD on December 07, 2018 in In Crisis
J.P. had a history of violence and drug use, and was paranoid about the mafia. He lost his gun rights when he was psychiatrically hospitalized. Why did a court give them back?
By Joni E Johnston Psy.D. on December 04, 2018 in The Human Equation
It's common knowledge that domestic violence and holiday stress go together. But the real danger for domestic violence victims may not be what you think it is.
By Temma Ehrenfeld on November 28, 2018 in Open Gently
Criminal tendencies show up young in people with antisocial personality disorder.
By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D. on November 26, 2018 in Suffer the Children
Violence against women and girls is the manifestation of a profound lack of respect ― a failure by men to recognize the inherent equality and dignity of women.
By Cathy Malchiodi PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT on November 21, 2018 in Arts and Health
No matter what approach we take in psychotherapy, it always comes back to the relationship when it comes to reparation and recovery.
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