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  • [Read Article] A Brief Introduction to Jungian Therapy

    Search for Meaning Many Americans are searching for deeper meaning in their lives. Just recently, a TV news survey asked viewers what one thing would most improve the quality of their life. The most frequent answer was "greater meaning in life."

    Published: Tue July 14, 2009

  • [Read Article] Father's Day and "Fathering" Day

    On this Father’s Day, what will you to to acknowledge the man that brought you into this Earth, and who showed you the ropes about how to be the good guy you’ve grown into? Remember your first little league game where he cheered you on from the st

    Published: Sat June 11, 2011

  • [Read Article] Changing Children's Behaviors

    In my practice as an outpatient child psychologist, I have seen thousands of kids over the last twenty years. Parents drag them into my office for lots and lots of reasons, usually because the kids are acting out. Sometimes, this is about parents no

    Published: Tue August 25, 2009

  • [Read Article] How Do I Talk About Dating And Sex With My Teen?

    Without sounding like you are lecturing and without endorsing sexual activity, how do you approach the issue of healthy dating and intimacy with your child? Kids are constantly told by their parents how “times were different” and “we were mor

    Published: Wed July 01, 2009

  • [Read Article] What Makes A Good Therapist Or Counselor?

    Many studies have concluded that the difference in effectiveness between psychological therapies is minimal, however, when you examine the data* it’s clear that this result is produced by the mean and that there are clear differences in effectivenes

    Published: Sun July 05, 2009

  • [Read Article] Stages Of Trauma Therapy

    The trauma therapy model: Three stages of treatment Most therapy professionals agree that the standard and best approach for working with trauma survivors should follow these three stages: 1. stabilizing and managing responses 2. processing and

    Published: Sun July 05, 2009

  • [Read Article] The Hero and the Broken Bird: Therapy for "Nice Guys"

    “Nice guys” in love often find themselves playing the role of the hero, or the savior, to the women that they become involved with in relationship. These nice guys guys often seek out women who are “broken birds,” or relationship partners th

    Published: Mon September 14, 2009

  • [Read Article] Top Ten Reasons NOT To Be Assertive

    n my outpatient practice in psychology, I hear lots and lots of reasons for not being assertive. I've defined and written about assertiveness extensively in my ebook on The Five Steps of Assertiveness, but in this article I want to focus more on why p

    Published: Wed September 10, 2008

  • [Read Article] Here's What A Psychologist thinks About Bad Kid's Behavior

    As an outpatient child psychologist, I often am asked what are the most displeasing problems with kids. Here's my list: "Yelling, Doesn't clean room, Doesn't obey (defiance), Ignores me or Talks back, Disrespectful, Runs around too much (hyper),

    Published: Fri September 30, 2011

  • [Read Article] Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

    Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a therapeutic methodology developed by Marsha M. Linehan, a psychology researcher at the University of Washington, to treat persons with borderline personality disorder (BPD).[1][2] DBT combines standard cognitive

    Published: Wed September 30, 2009