Monthly Archives: April 2012

Working With Sexual Trauma Survivors: What Do You Do?

Working with a client population generally known as sexual trauma survivors is very challenging work. Sexual trauma survivors are a very complicated mix of fragility and pain, along with an incredible will to live and survive whatever trauma they have … Continue reading

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Guilt vs. Remorse: Concepts for the Parental Introject

Feeling guilty about something is such a common occurrence. Most of have learned to feel what we call guilt from the messages our parents gave us. Our parents’ responsibilities required them to teach us boundaries of acceptable behavior. We were … Continue reading

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Parenting the Adult Child: Inherent Conflicts

The internalized critical parent is one of our most insistent demons. We hear the critical voice of our parents disapproving of us and commanding us how to behave, feel, dress, think, and believe. Whether or not it is a reflection … Continue reading

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Passive Aggressive Behavior Redux!

Last week, I wrote about being passive aggressive. I discussed the reasons for it, the ways that it manifests and what one needs to do to stop themselves from being passive aggressive. This week I want to talk about what … Continue reading

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Passive Aggressive Behaviors and the People Who Use Them.

Passive aggressive disorder is listed in the DSM under personality disorders. I am not sure whether or not I think we should continue to call this a personality disorder. Part of the problem is the degree of pervasiveness and dysfunction … Continue reading

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