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  • [Read Article] Assertiveness For Children

    In my practice as an outpatient child psychologist, I often hear the question, "Can children be assertive?" The answer is, for most very young children, they already are. Kids will tell you what they want, usually immediately and often with consider

    Published: Tue October 13, 2009

  • [Read Article] Contrary to Widely Held Beliefs, Romance Can Last in Long-Term Relationships, Say Researchers

    WASHINGTON – Romance does not have to fizzle out in long-term relationships and progress into a companionship/friendship-type love, a new study has found. Romantic love can last a lifetime and lead to happier, healthier relationships. "Many belie

    Published: Wed November 11, 2009

  • [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

  • [Read Article] Moving in Together Stirs up Old Fears

    If you’re divorced and have moved on to a new, meaningful relationship, the prospect of moving in together can stir up a lot of fear related to your past marriage and its demise. Anyone who has gone through a divorce will tell you that it takes s

    Published: Fri August 05, 2011

  • [Read Article] Guys, Relatinships and Porn: Part Deux

    If you suspect that the use of pornography is coming between you and your wife or girlfriend, it probably is. It’s not something that’s totally comfortable for guys to talk about with their women, and yet for a lot of couples, it’s the elephan

    Published: Tue September 15, 2009

  • [Read Article] A Child Within Us Wants to Talk

    Many of us have an “inner child” or an “inner younger part” who has not been heard, seen, or treated in a healthy nurturing way. As a result, whether it is an inner child, adolescent, or younger adult, feelings of being ignored, abandoned, or

    Published: Thu October 01, 2009

  • [Read Article] The Power of "BEING YOU"

    Giving too much of yourself and saying yes too often is something many people are accustomed to doing to avoid conflicts and feelings of guilt. A sincere desire to give is wonderful, however, there’s a distinction between giving of yourself and givi

    Published: Tue September 29, 2009

  • [Read Article] Women's Issues

    Some struggles that women experience are common to many women, and can therefore be attributed or understood in this larger context of what it means, biologically and socially to be female. A psychologist informed about these issues is in a better pos

    Published: Wed November 18, 2009

  • [Read Article] Organized Phone Therapy For Depression Found Cost-Effective

    When people get brief, structured, phone-based cognitive behavioral psychotherapy soon after starting on antidepressant medication, significant benefits may persist two years after their first session, with only modest rises in cost. Over two years, t

    Published: Fri October 09, 2009

  • [Read Article] "I Don't Want to Grow Up"

    How my eating disorder developed in adolescence. I was defeated, ashamed, and guilty.

    Published: Mon November 26, 2012