Monthly Archives: October 2011

Reflections on the old Chinese Curse: “May You Live In Interesting Times”

Reflections on the old Chinese Curse: May You Live In Interesting Times! I spent the morning today talking with a friend who lives across the street. We sat on the porch enjoying the Indian summer weather and talked about being … Continue reading

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Conversations about Therapy and the Training of Therapists

Conversations about Therapy and Training for Therapists I spent 25 years teaching in a Counselor Training program at a small liberal arts college in Missouri. I have been in private practice as a counselor/therapist for thirty years. I began private … Continue reading

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Trauma and Dissociative Process

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), which used to be called Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD), like so many other topics in therapy is hot one day and almost non-existent another. Our profession, like so many others, is subject to trends and hot … Continue reading

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Coping Strategies and Defense Mechanisms at Work

Coping Strategies and Defense Mechanisms When I was traveling with a good friend this week I had a chance to witness the way my friend handled a number of very stressful situations. Afterward, I had an opportunity to debrief her … Continue reading

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The Cartesian Split in Therapeutic Thinking

Renee Descartes said: “I think, therefore I am.” In saying that, he lead western thought away from the body and its information channels. His “thought” process and structured style of thinking helped our culture learn to not value and not … Continue reading

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